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Michael Tiboris

The Gendered Burden of Water

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Global Food for Thought by Michael Tiboris

Humans all need water for roughly the same things and in roughly the same amounts. And yet, water insecurity has profoundly disproportionate effects on women.

South Sudanese carry water containers on their heads
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Are the Sustainable Development Goals for Water and Food Working Against One Another?

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Global Food for Thought by Michael Tiboris

Food, energy, and water form a nexus in which increased access to one resource puts increased pressures on the others.

An irrigation system spillway in Cambodia
Dept. Foreign Affairs
Water

Farmer-Led Irrigation for Agricultural Intensification

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Global Food for Thought by Michael Tiboris

Michael Tiboris discusses the challenges of feeding and nourishing a rapidly growing global population in the face of water scarcity.

An irrigation system at a farm in Texas
Joel Dunn
Food and Agriculture

A Huge Amount of Food is Wasted—And With It, Water, Energy, and Nutrition

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Global Food for Thought by Michael Tiboris

About 70 percent of the water humans use globally is consumed by agriculture, and a full third of the greenhouse gas emissions we produce come from food production. 

Produce section at an American grocery store.
MN Pollution Control Agency/Flickr
Food and Agriculture

Chicago should remove all lead service lines to ensure safe water

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Chicago Tribune
Michael Tiboris

As cities across the nation overhaul their aging water systems, Chicago officials say it is up to homeowners to decide whether it is worth replacing pipes at their own expense.

Workers prepare to replace older water mains in the 5100 block of West Roscoe Street
Water

The Two Cities: Inequality in Global Cities

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Global Insight by Michael Tiboris

Is a pernicious form of economic inequality the inevitable consequence of becoming a globally powerful city?

City skyline at sunset
Tim J
Inclusion and Equity

Threats to Supply Chains in the Developing World

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Global Food for Thought by Michael Tiboris

Threats like water scarcity, urbanization, and climate change require governments to be flexible, and to build flexibility into their institutions.

A tap at a water access point
UN Photo
Water

What the House’s Flint Hearings Won’t Fix

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The Hill
Michael Tiboris

Michael Tiboris discusses the systemic racism behind the Flint water crisis.

Man picks up bottled water from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to deliver to a school after elevated lead levels were found in the city's water in Flint
Reuters
Water