Post Carbon Fellows Richard Heinberg and Rob Hopkins were quoted in this article on the outcome of Rio+20 at Aljazeera.
From the article:
Heinberg, a Post Carbon Institute Fellow, said that the fact that so much of our water was used for irrigation was the main issue to be addressed to solve the water crisis.
"We need agriculture reform, and we need to be building top soil and growing crop varieties that are drought resistant," he added. "That's the only way we'll be able to reduce the amount of water we use in irrigation, along with reclaiming waste water where possible. This gets back to our energy systems, so we use water to produce energy and use energy to move water, so making both of those more efficient is more important."
Hopkins told Al Jazeera that community resilience is his primary concern.
Many experts believe the ability of communities to grow their own food will become essential in the future [EPA]
"How resilient are our cities and economies to the economic turbulence that we are increasingly moving into, along with energy price fluctuations," he asked. "How can cities generate more of their own food and energy? How can they rely less on long supply chains? We need to see community resilience as economic development."
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