Entries by J. Carl Ganter

Columbia Journalism Review cites Circle of Blue for Water News Coverage

“To take an obvious example—why does energy, a close cousin of the environmental beat, get so much more attention than water? First, energy may seem more interesting and diverse. There are wind turbines and solar panels and drilling rigs and nuclear reactors and fields of corn to make ethanol. Water, by contrast, is more drab; […]

Circle of Blue Convenes Experts – Desert Sun Coverage

“If we look to the past over the last two millennia, we see that multi-year droughts — some extending over a decade — were more common, recurring every 30 to 90 years in the past,” Ingram said Thursday during a conference call organized by the water news website Circle of Blue. “What we see is […]

Water – Making It Personal: Communicating A Sustainable Future

In late November at the Summit on the Global Agenda convened in Abu Dhabi, the World Economic Forum published the new book, Sustainable Consumption: Stakeholder Perspectives. Included is this essay by J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue’s managing director.

Photos: Water’s Heroes, Victims, & Villains at CSV Global Forum in Colombia

Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter recently sat on a panel about water, environment, and food security in Colombia. See his take on this drama’s main characters in photos that he took in Cartegena’s poorest neighborhoods and how they relate to the global picture.

Cleared for Takeoff: Blue Skies Ahead, Visibility Unlimited

In stunning aerial photos, go behind the scenes with Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter on a morning flight above Lake Travis, just outside Austin, Texas.

Dilemmas of a Water, Sanitation and Health Funder

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.

J. Carl Ganter: The Biggest Story of Our Lifetime Is Water

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.

Photo Slideshow: Irrigating Northeastern China’s Breadbasket

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 […]

Flashbacks to the Future

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 […]

Photo Slideshow: Above the Colorado River

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.

Two Continents, A Photographer’s Eye, Thousands of Listeners: Carl Ganter’s Role As a Global Leader on Water Security

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.