A recent story from the Business Innovation Facility about the MEGA project touches many of the themes of this blog: how to distribute affordable energy to rural communities living off the grid at the bottom of the economic pyramid. It also raises an interesting question about scale.
MercyCorps works to build secure, productive, and just communities in some of the world’s toughest places like Somalia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, and Haiti. They recently shared a success story about small-scale irrigation in Zimbabwe that’s really a story about distribution.
As mentioned in a recent article from the Center for American Progress, U.S. infrastructure for wastewater and stormwater needs at least $298 billion in repairs, maintenance, and upgrades before 2030.
It might be easy to skip over this blog post I saw about yet another conference, this one at Santa Clara University. Does the world really need another conference, or another blog post about a conference?
In this case, it probably does.