David Mawer interview — From trash to treasure: transforming biosolids and organic waste management

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with David Mawer a previous managing director of the Gippsland Regional Water Corporation about his experience with solving the organisation’s waste problem with the Soil and Organics Recycling Facility (SORF) and developing a closed-loop business model integrating the needs of the utility, environmental regulators, and local dairy farmers. David is a trained metallurgist and […]

Addressing wastewater and non-revenue water challenges: insights from the American Samoa Power Authority

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with William Spitzenberg and Jason Jaskowiak from the American Samoa Power Authority. Will Spitzenberg and Jason Jaskowiak discuss non-revenue water losses, the old-leaking piped water system in the Pacific and building capacity to improve them, smart metering, wastewater treatment in the unique context of American Samoa, and the need for localised innovation to overcome […]

Change requires a crisis

A quote from Professor Quentin Grafton’s interview about the water-food-energy nexus and addressing wicked problems.

Addressing food and water security: the effectiveness of Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification through the Sustainable and Resilient Farming Systems Initiative

By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview, Prof. Quentin Grafton, an economist from the Australian National University, referred to the Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making (ROAD) process used in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP), which covers Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The aim was to establish participatory processes for addressing food and water security in light […]

Incremental improvements

An insightful quote from Professor Quentin Grafton’s interview on the water-food-energy nexus and addressing wicked problems.

Professor Quentin Grafton interview: the water-food-energy nexus and addressing wicked problems

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Professor Quentin Grafton, an economist from the Australian National University who works at the nexus between food, water, energy, and the environment. Quentin discusses the future of food and farming in light of the 2008/09 food crises; some networks and resources that may be used to engage with these problems; participatory planning processes, […]

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