How to extract water from thin air

By Beata Sochacka, IWCAN In an interview, Zenia Tata, from XPRIZE discussed the importance of funding innovation and the Water Abundance XPRIZE launched to support the development of technologies that harvest water from thin air. She suggested that: “Perception is the big deal in the WASH sector. One of the big challenges when unpacking issues about atmospheric water […]

Jonathan Maino interview — Wicked problems in Port Moresby, PNG: non-revenue water, illegal settlements, and institutional governance challenges

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Jonathan Maino manager of non-revenue water at Eda Ranu, the water utility in Port Moresby, PNG. He discusses the non-revenue water challenges  Port Moresby faces when supplying water to settlements, working build-operate-transfer (BOT) financing partners and the lessons he believes PNG can learn from other Pacific nations.  Jonathan works for Eda Ranu, a water […]

Mark Pascoe interview: leadership, partnerships, and collaboration for integrated water management

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Mark Pascoe, CEO of the International WaterCentre, which provides capacity building services to integrated water managers and their organisations to help develop future water leaders. Mark shares his experience from his 40+ years in the water sector across Australia and internationally, discussing: boundary-spanning leadership and transformational change; the SEQ Healthy Waterways Partnership as […]

Risks and options assessment for decision-making

In an interview, Professor Quentin Grafton discussed the risks and option for decision-making (ROAD) process, as a successful approach for helping communities to deal with complex challenges. This article provides a primer of the ROAD process and explains how it can be used. The ROAD process is one that can be used to engage with multiple […]

We all have to do something

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

Strategic foresighting to address complex challenges

In his recent interview, Quentin Grafton spoke about how strategic foresight has been used to address challenges around food security. Strategic foresighting seems like a useful way to maximise face-to-face engagement to address wicked problems and complex, systemic challenges. This article looks more closely at what foresighting is, and how it can be applied. When unpacking […]

Wicked problems: how to solve the unsolvable

In an interview, Quentin Grafton suggested that much of his work as an economist has to do with addressing wicked problems. Learning about what he sees as the key elements to approach wicked problems was insightful. This article explores more closely what constitutes a wicked problem and what needs to be done to start to address these […]

Change requires a crisis

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

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