Invest in the $50 billion worldwide mariculture industry – the deliberate farming of ocean species that provides half the world’s edible seafood consumed each year – promises developing nations with vast coastlines the opportunity to participate in a new "Blue Revolution" to offset its reliance on agriculture. This can be equated to the earlier “Green Revolution” between 1965 and 1970 during which wheat yields nearly ...more »
Develop a worldwide standard for SMS for emergency/natural disastwer use
How can we develop natural resource (e.g. water) and supply chain maps for 2030?
How can USAID use low-cost technologies to improve health and sanitation in refugee camps?
Are new information technology tools useful for USAID in disaster response? What technologies are available and how can USAID incorporate them into future planning? What were the best practices in Haiti with regards to usage of IT tools?
Grand challenge: Develop a good Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) Methodology. CRA provides a systematic way of looking at environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels, and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk ...more »
How might we build local climate engineering capacity to foster communities’ ability to adapt to climate change?
How might we help establish an early-warning system for potential flooding events?
How might we use Science Technology & Innovation to better manage and coordinate responses to humanitarian crises and conflicts?
How might we deploy technologies to improve urban search and rescue in disaster recovery?
How might we build refugee camps of the future that are scalable, temporarily adaptable, and provide basic services cheaply and effectively with minimal impact on the environment?
In the midst of disaster and conflict, how might we eliminate false positives and bad reporting through social media?