Synchronicity Earth

Synchronicity Earth is a charitable foundation with an ambitious vision: a sustainable planet that values the interconnectivity and interdependence of all living things.

Blog Posts tagged with “water”

  • A Clash of Visions Over the Congo River and Africa’s Biggest Dam Scheme

    By Rudo Sanyanga In the spirit of engaging our partners, please see below for a blog by Rudo Sanyanga from International Rivers. A native of Zimbabwe, Rudo holds a PhD in Aquatic Systems Ecology from Stockholm University. She is the Africa Program Director of International Rivers and is based in Pretoria. This article was first published here. It’s been three years…

  • Today is World Water Day!

    Today is World Water Day – a day to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and to advocate for its ‘sustainable management.’ This is increasingly needed due to rising water scarcity and stress, which mean that around 10 per cent of people still lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation, resulting in high infant mortality in some parts…

  • Project update!

    Please check out the latest news from our freshwater partner, the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT). Since Synchronicity Earth started supporting WWT's Madagascan pochard project in 2012, the programme has come a very long way! Synchronicity Earth is proud to be funding WWT for the third time and for more information on the project please see here.  Madagascar Pochard at Lake Bemanevika…

  • World Water Development Report

    The new World Water Development Report has recently been published. It focuses on the complex relationships and trade-offs between water and energy. It highlights the difficulties of providing the world's poor with access to clean drinking water and energy. The report discusses the impact of different forms of energy on water resources and the way in which energy commands a…

  • Economic growth and biodiversity: the true costs

    This month’s edition of The Economist magazine contains a 14-page special feature on the relationship between economic growth and biodiversity. It describes an environmental Kuznets curve, whereby ecological conditions worsen in the early stages of development but improve after a certain level of prosperity has been reached – by which time people and nation-states have the technical means to satisfy…

  • IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit

    Following on from our blog that introduced our latest partners and projects, we are pleased to provide details about another of our recently funded freshwater projects. Synchronicity Earth is providing core funding to the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and collaborating to raise the profile of the world’s freshwater biodiversity crisis –…

  • Vegetarian Week

    Two weeks ago it was Vegetarian Week. It is true that there are enough designated awareness weeks of the year to mean it probably went unnoticed by most. But why should there be a vegetarian week or, for that matter, lifestyle? The aim of Vegetarian week is to highlight how easy it is to eat vegetarian and how delicious the…