Entries by J. Carl Ganter

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.

David Wilcox: World Water Week — Negotiating the Non-Negotiable

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 and Circle of Blue: Students Produce Compelling News Graphics

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 […]

WaterLeader Features Choke Point: China at Singapore International Water Week

SINGAPORE — WaterLeader, the journal of the Institute of Water Policy in Singapore, features a special Circle of Blue Choke Point: China essay and photography gallery. The June 2011 issue is distributed to the estimated 14,000 attendees of the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), the annual conference run by the Public Utilities Board of Singapore. […]

Photo Slideshow: City of Coal on the Inner Mongolia Steppe

Xilinhot — an Inner Mongolian outpost of 177,000 residents, separated from Beijing by a 12-hour train ride — is at the center of the Xilin Gol Grassland, one of China’s largest prairies and livestock production regions. The north’s coal mines, trucks, and power plants are representative of the nation’s coal dependency, a lifeline with an insatiable thirst for water

Energy Economy Brings Change to Shepherd Life: Modernization Comes to the Dry Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

Along the vast frozen grasslands, 23-year-old Wu Yun and her father, Bao Zhu, tend their flock of sheep and cattle. Just over the ridge, the northern city of Xilinhot is booming as the coal industry continues to expand. But it will take a lot of water to feed both the city and the mining.

Voice of America: Circle of Blue on China’s Worst Drought in 50 Years

From Voice of America: Cities and provinces along the Yangtze River in central China are grappling with the country’s worst drought in more than 50 years. Resource analysts say the drought highlights not only the impact of climate change, but also China’s persistent problem of water scarcity and how it must balance that with the […]

Photo Slideshow: Food and Farmers — China’s Other Challenge

The farm sector and the coal sector together made up 85 percent of water used in China last year. These photos take a look at the people and places affected by rising energy demand, accelerating modernization, and diminishing freshwater resources.