How easy would it be to feed 10 Billion (10,000,000,000) people in 3 decades?
Will, we – humanity, as a whole – be able to “stretch” our liters, so to speak, use the same amount of water needed to grow our food – for an ever-growing number of mouths?
In this episode, we learn how agricultural R&D, alongside soilless growing methods, might be an answer (if not the answer) to make more – out of less.
In 2007, out of 6.7 billion human beings in the world, a tad more than 50% of them lived in cities.
With the number of cities – and especially Megacities (urban entities with at least 10 million inhabitants) – constantly on the rise worldwide, we examine how human beings – and water – coexist in a city.
Dr. Noam Austerlitz – architect and scholar (Linkedin) Sally Levi CEO of Meniv – Rishon Letzion’s water and wastewater utility (linkedin) Chris Dermody – CIO, Denver Water (Linkedin) – Mr. Dermody was a guest from the https://www.ici.fund/ Biju George – CEO, DC water (linkedin) – Mr. George was a guest from the https://www.ici.fund/ Oded Distel – Head of Israel NewTech (linkedin)
A healthy water sector in a country is a predictor for high GDP, lower poverty rates and – not surprisingly – lower child mortality.
In our high-tech world it is hard to imagine that every day 800 kids under the age of five die due to ill health caused by lack of clean water and lack of sanitation. That’s nearly 300,000 boys and girls who die needlessly every year. It’s as if the entire population of Cincinnati or Pittsburgh would suddenly vanish.
The UN came up with a holistic view on the problem – clean water sources without the presence of proper sanitation infrastructure won’t stay clean for long; proper sanitation without understanding basic hygiene won’t fly either. In comes the notion of WASH – an acronym for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
In today’s episode we delve into the world of WASH and talk about the challenges – both practical and financial.