Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Fresh Water http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Urban Jungle: No Forest, No Water for Mexico City http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20077 fig tree, Morelos, MexicoMexico's "Water Forest" provides water for 23 million people in one of the world's largest metropolitan areas.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/urban-jungle-no-forest-no-water-for-mexico-city/feed/ 5 Despite Challenges, Progress Toward Fisheries Recovery in the Colombian Amazon http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/despite-challenges-progress-toward-fisheries-recovery-in-the-colombian-amazon/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/despite-challenges-progress-toward-fisheries-recovery-in-the-colombian-amazon/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19946 (© Conservation International/photo by Margarita Mora)On a recent visit to eastern Colombia, I was glad to see that conservation agreements are having an impact.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/despite-challenges-progress-toward-fisheries-recovery-in-the-colombian-amazon/feed/ 1 Protecting One of World’s Largest Freshwater Fisheries, One Village at a Time http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/protecting-one-of-worlds-largest-freshwater-fisheries-one-village-at-a-time/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/protecting-one-of-worlds-largest-freshwater-fisheries-one-village-at-a-time/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 03:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19614 boy paddling boat in Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaThree million people depend on fish from Cambodia's highly threatened Tonle Sap Lake.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/protecting-one-of-worlds-largest-freshwater-fisheries-one-village-at-a-time/feed/ 4 In Cambodia, Environmental Challenges Mirror the Past http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/in-cambodia-environmental-challenges-mirror-the-past/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/in-cambodia-environmental-challenges-mirror-the-past/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:32:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19599 Ta Prohm temple, CambodiaHow many visitors to Angkor Wat consider what led its creators to abandon the largest city of its time?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/in-cambodia-environmental-challenges-mirror-the-past/feed/ 1 How Shell, Chevron and Coke Tackle the Energy-Water-Food Nexus http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/how-shell-chevron-and-coke-tackle-the-energy-water-food-nexus/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/how-shell-chevron-and-coke-tackle-the-energy-water-food-nexus/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19539 rice crop in TanzaniaIn the next 15-20 years, the world will need 30% more water, 45% more energy and 50% more food.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/how-shell-chevron-and-coke-tackle-the-energy-water-food-nexus/feed/ 0 4 Reasons to Celebrate Rural Women http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/4-reasons-to-celebrate-rural-women/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/4-reasons-to-celebrate-rural-women/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19410 Liberian womanThese women play a critical role in their communities, yet they rarely get the credit they deserve. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/4-reasons-to-celebrate-rural-women/feed/ 2 In Storm-ravaged Samoa, Buffering Cyclones by Restoring Riverbanks http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/in-storm-ravaged-samoa-buffering-cyclones-by-restoring-riverbanks/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/in-storm-ravaged-samoa-buffering-cyclones-by-restoring-riverbanks/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19400 men turn cyclone debris into firewoodBy clearing debris and planting trees, we can help Samoan villagers be better prepared for the next storm.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/in-storm-ravaged-samoa-buffering-cyclones-by-restoring-riverbanks/feed/ 0 Education Campaign Reduces Plastic Pollution in Southwest China http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/education-campaign-reduces-plastic-pollution-in-southwest-china/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/education-campaign-reduces-plastic-pollution-in-southwest-china/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19310 man and boy, Sichuan, ChinaDespite their reverence for nature, local communities were unaware of how certain actions could damage ecosystems.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/education-campaign-reduces-plastic-pollution-in-southwest-china/feed/ 1 Why We Need Dams — and a Sustainable Path Forward http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/why-we-need-dams-and-a-sustainable-path-forward/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/why-we-need-dams-and-a-sustainable-path-forward/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19200 ci_60431305_Large_thumbGiven global reliance on hydropower, saying “no” to all dam construction is not a realistic solution.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/why-we-need-dams-and-a-sustainable-path-forward/feed/ 5 Protecting Suriname’s Wealth of Water http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/protecting-surinames-wealth-of-water/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/protecting-surinames-wealth-of-water/#comments Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:20:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19173 Kaieteur Falls GuyanaAs global water scarcity accelerates, the Guiana Shield's ample water supply could become even more precious.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/09/protecting-surinames-wealth-of-water/feed/ 6