Update of June 11, 2013:Packets of multidisciplinary publications and global health DVDs have been received by 53 countries.
The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University, co-directed by Dr. Neva Goodwin, has released an extraordinary collection of publications in the social and environmental sciences and global health and is distributing it for free to universities in 138 nations, with special attention to those institutions that are most in need of library resources.
Aditi Mukherji, a senior social scientist based in International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Delhi office, has been announced as the first ever winner of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. The $10,000 award, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be presented on October 17, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation.
The winners were students Luigi Marshall Cham, Jun Yong Nicholas Lim and Tian Ting Carrie-Anne Ng from Singapore for their research on how clay can be used to remove and recover pollutants from wastewater. A Diploma of Excellence was given to Alonso Alvarez and Daniel Barrientos from Chile for their project which outlined how salmon waste from the fishing industry can be used for biofuel production.
PepsiCo received the Stockholm Industry Water Award at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm for its work to reduce water consumption in their operations and to help solve water challenges on a broad scale.
The 2012 World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute Stockholm (SIWI), undertook the task of addressing crucial concerns focusing on "Water and Food Security," with publications and videos prepared in advance to provide background and to stimulate conversations among the 2,500 WWW participants in order to build on knowledge what is successfully working and to advance positive action.
The six winners of the WASH Media Award for excellence in reporting on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-related (WASH) Issues received their awards during a ceremony on 31 August 2012 at the World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden. During the week, the journalists shared their experiences on reporting WASH issues with leading water, sanitation, environment and development experts.
Over 2500 politicians, business leaders, and representatives of 200 international organizations are meeting at the World Water Week in Stockholm, August 26-31 2012, where they are working to share knowledge of solutions and to forge new solutions to meet rapidly escalating demands for limited water and land from all sectors of the economy.
Sainsbury's has installed 69,500 new photovoltaic solar panels, or 16 MW of power, across 169 stores in the UK. The significant investment means collectively Sainsbury's supermarkets currently host the largest solar array in the UK and Europe. The solar power will reduce Sainsbury's total CO2 emissions by an estimated 6,800 tonnes per year, and each store's energy consumption as well as delivering energy cost savings.
The newly discovered mechanism triggering the blooming of countless microscopic plant plankton, or phytoplankton, in the North Atlantic helps explain the timing of the spring and summer bloom, known to mariners and fishers for centuries and clearly visible in satellite images.
Study Reveals the Potentially Large Influences of Fungi, One of the Most Biologically Diverse Classes of Organisms, On Our Energy Supplies
A new study which includes the first large-scale comparison of fungi that cause rot decay suggests that the evolution of a type of fungi known as white rot may have brought an end to a 60-million-year-long period of coal deposition known as the Carboniferous period. Coal deposits that accumulated during the Carboniferous, which ended about 300 million years ago, have historically fueled about 50 percent of U.S. electric power generation.