Entries by J. Carl Ganter

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.

Water: Managing the World’s Most Precious Resource

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.

Photo Slideshow: Wastewater in Manila, Capital of the Philippines

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.

Photo Slideshow: Water Connections in the Informal Community of Cuatro, East Zone Manila

When vendors and their customers spend less on water from the filling stations, both parties stand to profit, according to aid workers in Manila.

Q&A: Subir Bhattacharjee on the Geopolitics of Oil and Alberta’s Tar Sands

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.