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Energy & Environment

Resilience after Harvey, Irma and Maria: Adapting to Climate Change

Posted: October 9, 2017 at 11:50 am   /   Energy & Environment, Event, Web Articles

Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, from the University of Maryland, gave a speech at SAIS about why the effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were so damaging to the United States. He then linked the effects of the disasters to the necessity of proper development in order to avert future disasters. He concluded by recommending that Congress re-brand climate change as a national security concern in order to improve climate change’s position in the national discourse.

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Water Crisis in Kabul Could Be Severe If Not Addressed

Posted: August 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm   /   Development, Energy & Environment, Web Articles

In this article, Mohsin Amin and Elnaz Hassanpour Adeh from Oregon State University tackle the issue of water scarcity in Afghanistan and its implications for the stability of the country. After discussing the recent myriad problems facing the water infrastructure system in Kabul, they propose several engineering and policy solutions such as the construction of the Shah-Arus Dam and the creation of the Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) that will ameliorate the situation.

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The Political Economy of Sustainable Development: Policy Instruments and Market Mechanisms

Posted: February 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm   /   Book Reviews, Development, Energy & Environment

Dr. John Olushola Magbadelo, Director for Research at the Centre for African & Asian Studies (Abuja, Nigeria), reviews “The Political Economy of Sustainable Development: Policy Instruments and Market Mechanisms” by Timothy Cadman, et al.

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Open Government Data Fuels Private Sector Innovation: Data Jams, Hackathons and Datapaloozas

Posted: March 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm   /   Energy & Environment, Review Issues, Technology, Web Articles

What happens when you put dozens of energy specialists, technology experts and government policymakers in a room? Senior Editor Lauren Caldwell discusses open government data initiatives — including datapaloozas, data jams and hackathons — with a Department of Energy Presidential Innovation Fellow.

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