Water Security Network
Protecting the páramos and mangroves: water challenges for Colombia

Protecting the páramos and mangroves: water challenges for Colombia

As the second most biodiverse country on the planet, Colombia is rightly taking post-conflict sustainable development and economic growth seriously. During my recent two-week stay, I was able to take in perspectives in two contrasting cities with similar water... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Blog Climate change adaptation Colombia Ecosystems Green infrastructure Resilience South America University of the West of England

Green infrastructure and urban resilience

Green infrastructure and urban resilience

With 70% of the world’s population likely to be living in cities by 2050, it is important that urban infrastructure is well equipped to manage the wide variety of potential environmental, social, technological and economic challenges. In order to... Read more »

Categories: Blog Climate change adaptation Green infrastructure Monash South Africa Resilience University of Arizona University of the West of England

Engaging low-income communities in the development of a greenway in Tucson, Arizona

Engaging low-income communities in the development of a greenway in Tucson, Arizona

Green infrastructure (GI) – or spaces with permeable surfaces dominated by vegetation – has been shown to have numerous positive community benefits. These include: less noise and stress that affects mental health, reduced air pollution that affects respiratory diseases,... Read more »

Categories: Blog Climate change adaptation Flooding Resilience University of Arizona Urban drainage

UA scientists receive $79K to examine equity issues around green infrastructure in Tucson, Arizona

UA scientists receive $79K to examine equity issues around green infrastructure in Tucson, Arizona

Green infrastructure (GI) – or spaces with permeable surfaces dominated by vegetation – has been shown to have numerous positive community benefits. Some local city governments in the United States have realised the benefits of GI, and along with... Read more »

Categories: Climate change adaptation Green infrastructure News Resilience University of Arizona Urban drainage

How are water security and adaptive capacity measured? IWSN researchers produce special issue of ‘Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability’

Back in 2014, a team of University of Arizona (UA) researchers organized a workshop titled ‘Metrics and Measurement of Adaptation: Advances in Water Research in the Arid Americas,’ held at the UA’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy... Read more »

Categories: Asia China Climate change adaptation Monash South Africa Nepal News Nexus South America Transboundary University of Arizona University of the West of England