Food and Water

Intelligent Cloud Computing Lifts Villages Out of Water Poverty

Fri, 2016-11-11 12:39 -- Compassionate C...

A team from the University of Oxford hopes to lift five million people in rural Africa and Asia from water-related poverty by linking smart water pumps to the cloud. Learn in this video from Microsoft Research how Cortana Intelligence Suite is empowering project partners including UNICEF to monitor the health of water systems at regional scale.

Urban Farming - How Our Cities Can Grow Local, Affordable Food

Mon, 2016-04-11 13:13 -- Compassionate C...

Some 23 million Americans currently don't have access to grocery stores, according to this video from the California Academy of Sciences. Learn how young people are designing creative solutions to give more people access to fresh and healthy foods and combat food deserts in our communities.

Producing More Food with Less: Investing in Resource-Efficient Technologies and Practices

Sat, 2016-03-19 11:18 -- Compassionate C...

Achieving the transition to "resource-smart" food systems will require better policy-making as well as a collaborative and proactive multi-stakeholder approach. Watch this UN video to see how resource-efficient technologies contribute to food security.

IBM Helps Birmingham Tackle its Food Deserts

Wed, 2016-03-09 12:04 -- Compassionate C...

As part of its Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM experts went to Birmingham, Alabama to help the city tackle its 'food desert' challenges and other issues, including economic development. Watch the video for information that could help your city make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to citizens.