By Keith Schneider
Circle of Blue Senior Editor
excerpted from Modeshift.org
Late last summer we sent a reporting team to Inner Mongolia, China to cover the front lines of the freshwater crisis in Asia. The members included a writer based in South Korea, a Getty Images photographer from Malaysia, an artist and grasslands specialist from Beijing, and Eric Daigh, a videographer and multi-media producer from Circle of Blue’s main office in northern Michigan.
Circle of Blue’s strategy is to merge great independent reporting with the new online multi-media production and dissemination tools to elevate freshwater scarcity to a global priority.
Circle of Blue is finishing its “Reign of Sand” multi-media report from Inner Mongolia, which includes more motion reports, articles, photographs, and mapping. Here’s a taste of the great work to come from this collaborative journalism project that’s covering the front lines of the global freshwater crisis.
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original frontline reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy.