One of the greatest failures of the 21st century is that nearly a billion people don’t have access to an adequate supply of fresh water. How do we fix it? Here’s one funder’s view.
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About J. Carl Ganter
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.
Entries by J. Carl Ganter
For World Water Day 2013, Skoll World Forum and Circle of Blue asked four of the world’s leading water experts to weigh in. Here is what J. Carl Ganter, director of Circle of Blue, had to say about water’s connection to 21st-century journalism.
The northeast region of China, including Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin provinces, is among the world’s most important breadbaskets. Earlier this year, as Circle of Blue reported in this Choke Point: China article, China’s central government announced a five-year, $US 6.3 billion program to rebuild and expand irrigation networks in Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, and eastern Inner […]
Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter visits his former high school and gets hope for the future. Photo courtesy of Live Fresh Live Fresh: A project by Traverse City Central High School’s Junior Achievement Class. Yesterday morning, I spoke to a group of entrepreneurial students at Traverse City Central High School. Coincidentally, we were […]
A bird’s eye view of the Colorado River demonstrates how persistent drought conditions affect the basin and how the southern Nevada region manages its share of what trickles down.
Circle of Blue’s director J. Carl Ganter just spent six weeks on the road and in the field. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how he manages work and play.
Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter, with fellow writers and WEF Global Agenda Council on Water members Stuart Orr and Jeff Seabright, describe the necessities for solving the world’s water crisis.
Manila Water Company, in charge of resource distribution for the Manila’s East Zone, is ramping up its focus and funding for city-wide sewerage projects.
When vendors and their customers spend less on water from the filling stations, both parties stand to profit, according to aid workers in Manila.
Subir Bhattacharjee — a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta and one of Canada’s top water quality experts — tells Circle of Blue about the water cycle of the tar sands while he attends a high-level conference in Alberta, Canada.
Social innovation/entrepreneur expert David Wilcox writes for CSR Wire: During 2011, Circle of Blue has collaborated with the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to report on energy demand and water supply in China. Their extensive coverage and reporting included over a dozen presentations of the results in China. The […]
Ball State University reports on the ongoing collaboration with Circle of Blue: Kelly Shea, ’11, strives to make hope visible. The journalism graphics major led a team of Ball State students to develop information graphics for global news organization Circle of Blue, a consortium of leading journalists, design experts, and scientists dedicated to chronicling the […]