Cross-posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. World Water Day 2015 is coming up this Sunday, March 22. This year, in advance of this September’s UN summit to create a set of Sustainable Development Goals, World Water Day will focus on the links between water and sustainable development. The axiom that “water is life” has become something of a cliche. But have you ever actually sat down and considered, even for a few moments, just how central water is to essentially every aspect of your life? Let’s consider a hypothetical day to demonstrate this effect, shall we? Morning 7:00am: Your alarm clock goes off. You step out of your bed and head for the bathroom. About that bed – is it made from cotton? Well, cotton is one of the most water-intensive crops on the planet. It is the single largest consumer of water in the apparel industry, accounting … Continue reading
About MeI am a graduate of the MA program in Global Environmental Policy at the American University School of International Service in DC. I focus on issues related to environmental peacebuilding, disaster risk reduction, and climate change, transportation, and urban development. I am a Cleveland native who loves my hometown, despite its flaws, and wants to work to improve it.
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- Climate overshadows disaster risk reduction. Here’s how to change that.
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- Water is life, but have you ever thought about what that really means? March 20, 2015Cross-posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. World Water Day 2015 is coming up this Sunday, March 22. This year, in advance of this September’s UN summit to create a set of Sustainable Development Goals, World Water Day will focus on the links between water and sustainable development. The axiom that “water is life” […]
- El Niño is here. What will it mean for Great Lakes ice cover? March 11, 2015Over the weekend, temperatures finally climbed over 40ºF in Cleveland. Given the fact that the average temperature in February was all of 14.3ºF – by far the coldest February in our history – the mid-40s felt like a heat wave. My fiancée and I decided to venture outside and headed down to Edgewater Park on Cleveland’s West Side. Edgewater, […]
- How focusing on climate could make us miss the forest for the trees March 9, 2015If you haven’t read my last post on why we need to integrate climate change into disaster risk reduction, read that first. I’ll wait. And, while you’re at it, read my other post on including DRR into the sustainable development goals. As you’ll recall from my last post, I outlined new research arguing that we […]
- Why we need to link disaster risk reduction to the sustainable development goals March 6, 2015I know I said that my next post would be on the Syria climate change & conflict paper; that’s coming next, I promise. But I wanted to finally get around to cross-posting this piece I wrote for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction first, because it completes the logical chain I started in my […]
- Climate overshadows disaster risk reduction. Here’s how to change that. March 6, 2015Next Saturday, the Third Wold Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) kicks off in the coastal city of Sendai. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been on international agendas for decades, but it tends to get overshadowed by climate change. DRR is the broader, less famous, older sibling of […]
- Water is life, but have you ever thought about what that really means? March 20, 2015
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