Infographics and Animations

Sanitation and Wastewater

Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales // Elemento Necesario en una Economía Circular

Por Diego Juan Rodriguez. A nivel mundial, la mayor parte de las aguas residuales no se recoge ni se somete a ningún tratamiento. Las aguas residuales son un recurso valioso, pero a menudo son vistas como una carga de la que hay deshacerse. Es necesario cambiar esta percepción. Este artículo de blog del Banco Mundial ofrece ideas para un cambio de paradigma en América Latina.

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Infographics

Infografía // Ocho Gráficos para Entender los Retos del Planeta

¿Qué es realmente el cambio climático? ¿Qué países son los que más contribuyen al mismo? Aquí van ocho gráficos o cuadros con los que entender mejor algunos de los principales retos de nuestro planeta, en lo que tiene que ver con los mares, los bosques, el agua, el clima... Han sido extraídos de los libros de la colección El estado del planeta, editada por EL PAÍS y la FAO (agencia de la ONU para la alimentación y la agricultura).

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Infographics

Infographic // The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus by IUCN

This infographic shows the interactions and key questions around the relationship triangle of water, energy and food security, like: What are energy efficient water-treatment technologies? How does watershed management help hydropower? What technologies make irrigation more water efficient? et al.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Infographic // Solar Water Pumping - ready for mainstreaming?

Infographic by the Worldbank showing the price history of PV solar cells, a diesel-vs-solar cost calculation, possible flow, lifespan and challenges of solar water pumping systems.

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Infographics

Water-Energy Nexus // Infographic: How energy and water are intrinsically linked

By GE Look ahead. It takes water to produce energy. Renewable energy sources like solar or wind are the most water efficient ways to produce electricity. Energy is also increasingly used to produce freshwater. The International Renewable Energy Agency expects demand for desalination to grow at an annual rate of 9% over the next 5 years.

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FAO and Climate Change // Soils, Land and Water for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Through short text and infographics this booklet describes how soils constitute the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed using Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) techniques, soils can play an important role in climate change adaptation, and mitigation and can enhance the provision of ecosystems services by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.

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Infographic Virtual Water // "Hidden water - How much water is in chocolate?"

You cannot see how much water is required to produce what we eat every day. More than 15,000 l of water are needed to produce 1 kg of beef, 2,000 l for 1 kg of chocolate.

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Infographic // The Nexus Circle

By German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). This infographic shows the central position of water, energy and food supply security in the field of today's major challenges: climate change, urbanisation and economic & demographic developments.

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Poster // WATER NEXUS – Salt-containing Water as a New Driver for Economy in Delta Areas

Poster of the Program Water Nexus of the Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

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The Water-Land Nexus // Performance of Large Irrigation Schemes using the Example of the Gezira Scheme in Sudan

Worldwide, economic growth and changing lifestyles raise the demand for food production by almost 100% in 2050. Expanding irrigation is seen as a necessary step to meet this future pressure. In large irrigation schemes, crop productivity and efficiency in the use of inputs like water can be controlled and improved. However, many of such schemes in developing countries suffer from low performance and management failures.

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