January 6, 2020

Featured in Circle of Blue

HotSpots H2O: Water-Related Violence Spikes in Past Decade

Islamic State militants destroyed irrigation wells in Iraq. Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh killed five farmers during protests over water shortages. Water-related violence similar to these incidents has doubled in the past decade, according to data compiled by the Pacific Institute.

January 6, 2020

Featured in The Statesman

Water Wars

The challenge is as forbidding as it is global, verily the outcome of the cocktail of burgeoning population, poor management of resources, and extreme weather events linked to the climate crisis.

December 31, 2019

Featured in The Guardian

Water-related violence rises globally in past decade

Violence associated with water has surged in the past decade driven by attacks on civilian water systems in Syria’s civil war and increasing disputes over supplies in India, according to a comprehensive database of conflicts linked to the vital resource.

December 26, 2019

Featured in Earth Island Journal

Talking Points: Winter 2020

It’s sometimes said that water is worth its weight in gold. While that may not be strictly true in an economic sense, it’s hard to think of any other natural resource as vital to life as simple H2O.

December 13, 2019

Featured in Vice

This Decade We Became Really, Really Sure Climate Change is Real

In the past ten years, we lost hope in American politics, realized we were being watched on the internet, and finally broke the gender binary (kind of). So many of the beliefs we held to be true at the beginning of the decade have since been proven false—or at least, much more complicated than they once seemed.

December 13, 2019

Featured in Veja

Basic Sanitation Has to Be Done Fairly, Says Expert

On Wednesday 11, the House of Representatives approved the base text of the bill establishing the new legal framework for basic sanitation. One of the main points is the greater ease for private sector entry in the provision of the service.

December 9, 2019

Featured in Global Finance

Water: Its Value and Risks

The prospectus for brewing-giant AB InBev’s $5 billion Asian IPO earlier this year included 58 references to water—an acknowledgment, CEO Carlos Brito says, of the commodity’s increasingly tenuous status and its importance to the business.

November 27, 2019

Featured in Open Canada

An Environmental Movement for Times of War, Too

Oil wells set ablaze in Iraq. Forests pillaged in Colombia. Wildlife populations decimated across the Sahara-Sahel. Around the world, armed conflicts continue to cause significant damage to the environment. In turn, this damage often has immense humanitarian implications, threatening human health, livelihoods and economies.