Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) is a low-cost land restoration technique used to combat poverty and hunger amongst poor subsistence farmers by increasing food and timber production and resilience to climate extremes. Started in 1983 in Niger, FMNR is a form of coppicing and pollarding, drawing on traditional practices and sensitive to local variations.
In FMNR systems, farmers protect and manage the growth of trees and shrubs that regenerate
Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic requires access to safe, clean water. While some Americans decry their "loss of freedom" by being told to wear a mask in public spaces, others don’t have the freedom to wash their hands with clean water.
Water is necessary for life. Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water. Water regulates our body temperature and metabolizes and transports carbohydrates and protein in the … [more…]
Save the date!
We all rely on groundwater in some way, and groundwater relies on us to protect it.
Protect Your Groundwater Day takes place on September 1, 2020. PYGWD is an annual observance established to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. The event is also a platform to encourage yearly water well testing and well maintenance.
Check out the Groundwater Foundation’s tools for engaging the next … [more…]
The Darling river in Louth, New South Wales. The amount of Australian water lost through theft is particularly relevant as governments grapple with the next stage of the Murray-Darling Basin plan. Photograph: Jenny Evans/Getty Images
As water scarcity increases from factors including climate change, so do drivers of water theft, an ongoing problem in Australia
Between 30% and 50% of the world’s water supply is stolen each year, mainly by … [more…]
A sample of tap water taken in Flint, Michigan. Photograph: Garrett MacLean/The Guardian
Industrial runoff and lax standards have tainted water across the US. Senators and doctors are calling me, asking what to do
When I was a little girl, my father would sing songs to me all the time about water. Sometimes, we would be playing down at the creeks and he would make up little tunes: “See that … [more…]