AI-powered technology will help farmers health-check soil and water Agriculture consumes more than 70 percent of the world’s annual water usage. With small farms producing nearly 80 percent of food for the developing world, ensuring the quality and safety of our water supply is critical. Environmental analysis for agriculture often relies on expensive and time-consuming […]
Building resiliency to help communities attain water self-sufficiency, combat extreme drought conditions With a population of 46 million, a staggering 41 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, a challenge especially great in rural areas. Only nine out of 55 public water service providers in Kenya provide […]
Recently, I wrote about the state of our climate and outlined our understanding of the science. Now, let’s talk about the economic impact of these changes, some of which the U.S. Government Accountability Office has summarized in this map reflecting the end of the century. Urban areas We can explore some of these implications. In […]
Researchers to study climate, environmental sciences I’m delighted to announce that Emory University, Far Eastern Federal University and Delft University have received grants to use the IBM World Community Grid to study research problems in climate and environmental sciences. Emory University Researchers from Emory University will investigate the impact of climate change on public health. While the relationship […]
From ocean bays in Ireland to fresh water lakes in New York, IBM scientists have developed a way to forecast the health of bodies of water — in 3D.