Making schools resilient to the impact of disasters is arguably a no-brainer. Who would ever disagree with the need to make sure children are safe when they’re in school? Nobody. And yet, schools…

Vica Rosario Bogaerts |

Geographically, the capital of Solomon Islands, Honiara, is a hilly city, a maze of ridges and valleys. In front of me, concrete steps descend 30 meters down the face of a ridge, winding their way…

Evan Wasuka |

Indian woman cleaning up solar panels in the province of Odisha, India.  Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development With only 43% of its households…

Keisuke Iyadomi |

This week, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, or COP21, will gather countries that want to take action for the climate. A central topic of these discussions will focus on the intersection of water…

Water Communications |

It was recorded by the Spanish conquistadors, and triggered famines that have been linked to China’s 1901 Boxer Rebellion and even the French revolution. Named by Peruvian fishermen because of its…

Francis Ghesquiere, Nicholas Jones |

Agriculture is an inherently risky business.  From natural disasters and erratic rainfall to pests, few other sectors are as exposed or as vulnerable to shocks.   Climate change is a source of…

Vikas Choudhary, Tobias Baedeker, Traci Johnson |

Will Africa benefit economically from its current fertility transition?  Between 1990 and 2010, Africa’s birth rate fell from 6.2 to 4.9 births per woman. Such a decline was expected to enhance…

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue |

Traditional house in Nepal's Central Hills. Credit: ABARI In Dolakha, a Thangmi woman rises early in the morning to mix together a paste of manure and clay. She kneels down on the floor of…

Nripal Adhikary, Amy Leigh Johnson |

Building low-carbon, climate-resilient cities requires large infrastructure investment that often exceeds the financial capacity of cities in the developing world. In this video, Roland White,…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Roland White |