Living in the Korogocho slum, a small settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, is not easy. Think crowds, no running water or sanitation, minimal electricity, and widespread crime. Furthermore, property rights are limited, at best, and most goods and income are amassed in the underground...
Swiss company donates water purification systems in Kenya earns carbon credits in return, and makes a profit.
An ancient technology to purify water meets modern water needs.
Water rights have evolved in recent years as parties express desires to sell, lease, or give water for environmental or recreational purposes.
In the early twentieth century, L.A. purchased water rights by buying up farmland and conveying the water back to L.A. These purchases created a legacy of distrust and suspicion, as people began to view the trades as theft. Gary Libecap takes a second look at the L.A.-Owens Valley transfers.
Enviropreneur David MacMahon, founder of OceanBoy Shrimp Farms, is paving the way for a more environmentally conscientious shrimping industry.
With abundant rainfall, the southeastern United States has rarely experienced conflicts over the allocation of water. But that is changing. As population grows, the demand for water grows, and when periodic drought occurs, disputes can result.
Researchers at Purdue University say that water hazards on golf courses can do a lot more than provide a challenge to players. They can remove a host of pollutants and improve water quality.
Salt deposits can destroy farm land, but at long last, one scientist has found a crop that will tolerate irrigation by sea water.