Tag: Water

Using Data as a policy maker – Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts about an event: Using Data as a policy maker, which was held in Winchester, in November 2015. Using data for policy – Aha! Wearing my ‘Open Data Aha!‘ hat*, I teamed

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AgriHack open data prize winners: MobiElectro!

Congratulations to Mpfumeri Errence Baloyi and Solly Sifiso Cossa – Pretoria, South Africa – from MobiElectro, the winner of the Best Use of Open Data category in the Durban AgriHack Challenge! The GODAN prize provides MobiElectro with 3000 euros cash and 2000 euros

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Climate Smart Agriculture and Open Data at COP21

Partners of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative call for political leaders at COP21 to make the most obvious data open; “farmers need weather data in order to adapt to climate change”. Climate Change and Agriculture

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Open data & Climate change – Agriculture trends for COP21

Partners of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative call for political leaders at COP21 to make the most obvious data open; “farmers need weather data in order to adapt to climate change.”   What is the

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Open Data Can Ensure That Clean, Safe Water Flows to All

  One way The Water Project, and other organisations in the water sector, aim to ensure reliable access to water over time is through ongoing monitoring. In order to realise their commitments and ambitions, significant investments have been made in

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The Urban Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is everywhere, with sensors and communication technologies embedded in all the materials of daily life. Today, the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also everywhere: it is has become one of the most widely-discussed

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Can Open Data Help Save the Amazon?

“The bathroom’s down the hall,” Gustavo Faleiros tells me, as we speak one June afternoon in his sunny São Paulo apartment. “But there’s no running water.” Residents of his building in the middle-class neighborhood of Pompéia have agreed to alternate

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Open science: sharing our clean water breakthrough data with all scientists

It’s been a month since Nature Nanotechnology published our Computing for Clean Water paper online, detailing how water flow through carbon nanotubes can be dramatically accelerated, potentially improving access to clean water for millions of people. This week, the print

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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

We love to make the most of the English summer – however long it lasts. When warm weather and school holidays combine, the beach is one of the best places to enjoy the sunshine. In England the seaside is cleaner

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Water for all: how to ensure we leave no one behind

This post, written by Kitty Vander-Heijden, Director of the World Resources Institute Europe, is the fourth in our blog series which aims to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals can be drafted to include all social and economic groups.  Water is an

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