Invest now in a blue-green future

Invest now in a blue-green future

The ocean deserves much better from humanity and the post-pandemic recovery must be about creating a better, blue-green future. Before the Covid-19 crisis, in what some refer to as normality, we were on a clear trajectory towards environmental crisis. Progress towards...
No, drinking water doesn’t kill coronavirus

No, drinking water doesn’t kill coronavirus

A rumour about Covid-19 has been spreading – that drinking water regularly and keeping your mouth moist can protect you. Here BBC Future examines the evidence. F First there was the bizarre suggestion that it can be cured with cocaine. After the erroneous idea...

Transparency, information and behavioural change saved Cape Town from Day Zero – the day the city was destined to run dry – in 2018.  “The drought has taught us the importance of taking the residents along with us,” says Xanthea Limberg, Mayoral Committee Member...
A Blue New Deal can help us build back better

A Blue New Deal can help us build back better

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed how degraded ecosystems and social inequality make the world dangerously susceptible not only to pandemics but also to many other risks. In this blog post SIWI’s Executive Director Torgny Holmgren proposes a Blue New Deal: a strong...