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Climate Change

Publication // Water Security: The Water-Energy-Climate Nexus

Water security is the gossamer that links together the web of food, energy, climate, economic growth, and human security challenges that the world economy faces over the next two decades. This book, published by the Water Initiative of the World Economic Forum, seeks to deepen the awareness and understanding of the nexus which spans across the issue of water and to explore solutions to the water scarcity challenge ahead.

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Publication // Global Risks 2011 Sixth Edition

An Initiative of the Risk Response Network

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Rivers at Risk
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Publication // Rivers at Risk

World's top 10 rivers at risk <<-->> by

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Publication // Big Cities <<-->> Big Water <<-->> Big Challenges. Water in an Urbanizing World

The growth of the earth's urban population and areas continues as a major demographic trend; it is projected that 70 % of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050. Urban growth today is most rapid in developing countries, where cities gain an average of 5 million residents each month.

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Assessing Water Risk - A Practical Approach for Financial Institutions
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Publication // Assessing Water Risk - A Practical Approach for Financial Institutions

It is understood that water is essential to life on Earth. It is also an essential ingredient in any production process, be it agricultural or industrial. Today, there is an increased awareness of the diverse ways in which water use can pose substantial threats to businesses in certain regions and sectors.

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Publication // The WWF Energy Report

100% renewable energy by 2050 <<-->> WWF shows that such a transition is not only possible but also cost-effective, providing energy that is affordable for all and producing it in ways that can be sustained by the global economy and the planet.

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How to feed the World's Growing Billions?
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Publication // How to feed the World's Growing Billions?

Understanding FAO World Food Projections and their Implications

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The Vertical Farm: Reducing the impact of agriculture on ecosystem functions and services

The construction of urban food production centers - vertical farms — could allow us to grow our food continuously inside of tall buildings within the built environment.

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Sustainability in Beer: Community Investment, External Engagement and Collaboration

Among other examples of cross-sector collaboration and engagement, SABMiller stresses the value of engagement through the World Economic Forum, particularly in relation to water and the water-food-energy nexus. <<-->> The article is the third part of a five part management briefing.

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Growing Access: Ensuring food for all in a resource-constrained world
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Report // Growing Access: Ensuring food for all in a resource-constrained world

Why do millions surrounded by the means to produce food still go hungry? – Conference report by OXFAM

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