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Commentary & Analysis

Growing Cities, Changing Diets

Global Food for Thought by Alesha Black

Water flows between farms and cities and changes form as each person uses and reuses it.

An aqueduct in Blythe, California with reflection of the sky in the water.
Steve Rotman

The moral hazards of smart water management

In the News
Taylor & Francis Online
Kris Hartley

Smart water management (SWM) brings technological sophistication to water governance by providing monitoring, operational, and communications capacities through real-time information.

A close-up view of water splashing in the ocean


Promoting Social Equity and Economic Inclusion in Urban Waterway Development

Report by Michael Tiboris

This report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs examines ways that urban waterway development might be used by cities.

Women in Niger water a vegetable garden.

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development