#water security News

yuam river
A 30-year-old project to dam the Yuam River has been revived. Civil society groups are rushing to talk to local communities, whose homes and livelihoods will be affected, and mobilise against it.
HARVESTING RAINWATER NEPAL
The combination of climate change and a rapidly growing urban population is straining an already overwhelmed municipal water system, forcing many residents to have to buy water by the tank at high prices.
Tonle Sap Lake
Climate change, unsustainable and illegal fishing and the proliferation of hydropower dams on rivers that feed Tonle Sap threaten the livelihoods of over one million Cambodians.
Tattapani Hot Spring
Over two-thirds of traditional water sources in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh are dead; experts blame climate change and human activities.
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#water security Opinion

central asia drought
Global efforts involving awareness-raising, nudging, and shaming are necessary but not sufficient to prevent a climate crisis. Addressing the problem more effectively requires international governance arrangements that amount to a new social contract on global public goods.
flooding in the netherlands
If this year’s flooding and wildfires came as a surprise to inhabitants of rich countries, that is because the modern political compact was built on effective water management.
wind turbines norway
While some advocate economic degrowth as an option to achieve climate targets and other environmental goals, adopting efficient clean technologies can promote both economic growth and environmental goals.
west kalimantan mangroves
Humanity’s consumption of fresh water has long exceeded the rate of replenishment. Now, researchers are warning that this essential natural resource is running out. If we are to reverse this trend, investing in natural solutions is our best hope.
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#water security Videos

child receives a drink of water in Sudan
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
kids cool off with clean water in LAO
Using data from twin satellites over a 14-year period, from 2002 to 2016, NASA comes up with stunning images of how wet areas are getting wetter, and groundwater is disappearing in some areas, and why.
drinking water boy india
Particularly for women, access to clean water creates education and economic opportunities.
nepal wetlands
Undervalued and ignored, wetlands are disappearing and drying up in Nepal—leaving the communities and wildlife that depend on them exposed in a changing climate.
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