Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • The global water industry is now grappling with a complete paradigm shift, in which innovations are increasingly coming not from the public sector or academia, as in the past, but from R&D by private companies, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas.
  • A shift toward irrigated farming could spark a green revolution in Africa, boosting economies and promoting stability. Experts on food security and rural development told a forum in Nairobi last week that irrigation combined with climate-resilient farming could be key to overcoming hunger in Africa.