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Live debate

Discussion with Darrel Webber, Secretary General of the RSPO

Nadine Hawa, the site editor for the Sustainable Palm Oil Debate website, interviewed Darrel Webber on June 3rd. You can watch the archive video below.

the big debate

What are the impacts of palm oil production on water resources?

water resources

From palm oil mill effluent and threatened freshwater species to village activities around streams, the effects of palm oil production on water resources are often left out of the environmental impacts conversation. This debate addresses the various consequences of palm oil production on water resources, and how to alleviate them.

Post date: 22nd May 2014

Introducing the debaters

Sarah Luke
University of Cambridge
Philip Taylor
Duke University
Marcus Sheaves
TropWATER
Alexander Sayok
UNIMAS
"The rapid growth of oil palm in tropical regions poses one of the greatest threats to freshwater habitats"
"The RSPO should mandate that palm oil mills capture palm oil mill effluent methane"
"Impacts include increases in village activities around streams, such as washing and bathing, and overfishing"
"Converting land for agriculture is a widespread and potent threat to aquatic ecosystems"

Sarah Luke
University of Cambridge

"The rapid growth of oil palm in tropical regions poses one of the greatest threats to freshwater habitats"
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Philip Taylor
Duke University

"The RSPO should mandate that palm oil mills capture palm oil mill effluent methane"
Read article

Marcus Sheaves
TropWATER

"Impacts include increases in village activities around streams, such as washing and bathing, and overfishing"
Read article

Alexander Sayok
UNIMAS

"Converting land for agriculture is a widespread and potent threat to aquatic ecosystems"
Read article

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