WORLD WATER DAY 2007: STEPS CENTRE PODCAST

The STEPS Centre is marking World Water Day 2007 with its first podcast, in which STEPS member and IDS Fellow, Lyla Mehta, and IDS Research Associate, Robert Chambers, talk about what they believe are the most pressing issues for water and sanitation. Click here to listen to the STEPS Centre podcast (5.21 mins, 3MB) Subscribe…

WORLD WATER DAY 2007: TOP FIVE PRIORITIES

By STEPS Centre and Institute of Development Studies researchers To mark World Water Day 2007, IDS researchers set out what they believe are the five top priorities that need to be addressed if we are to cope with water scarcity. Investing in rainfed agriculture: Upgrading rainfed areas has high potential both for food production and…

WORLD WATER DAY 2007: SPEND LESS TO ACHIEVE MORE

By ROBERT CHAMBERS, research associate, Institute of Development Studies Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is a radical participatory approach in which mainly rural communities are facilitated to analyse their practice of open defaecation and its effects and through disgust and self-respect decide to take action to stop it. Typically this takes a matter of weeks…

GRASSROOTS TO GLOBAL – THE HONEY BEE NETWORK

Local communities across the developing world facing technological or institutional problems deal with them in different ways. Often, they simply learn to live with them. But sometimes they develop successful solutions, which work well but are not incorporated into institutional research programmes. Anil Gupta, professor at the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and founder…

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE

Politicians and the public look to scientists to explain the causes of climate change and whether it , can be tackled – and they are queuing up to deliver. But, in an article for Society Guardian, Mike Hulme asks if we are being given the whole picture. Hulme, a professor in the school of environmental…