Water Demand

Factors Driving the Poverty Cycle

Map of Estimated Dates for Achieving the Millienium Development Goals

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Map of Estimated Dates for Achieving the Millienium Development Goals

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People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy

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People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy

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Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

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Mark Tran
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Africa heads for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign firms, threatening environmental disaster

Millions of people will lose access to traditional sources of water because of "land grabs" in Africa, according to a report on Monday that looks behind the scramble for farmland in Africa. ... Read more about Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

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Rivers will generate a quarter of GDP by 2050, study shows

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Damian Carrington
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The world's 10 most populous river basins will be vital for economic growth – but only if water shortage threat is tackled

Water is the very stuff of life, yet billions of people do not have access to a clean, reliable source. Changing that takes investment - public and private - so winning the economic argument about the value of such investment is very valuable. And a new report commissioned by HSBC makes the argument in a striking way. ... Read more about Rivers will generate a quarter of GDP by 2050, study shows

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'Huge' water resource exists under Africa

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Matt McGrath
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Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.

They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface.

The team have produced the most detailed map yet of the scale and potential of this hidden resource.

Writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, they stress that large scale drilling might not be the best way of increasing water supplies. ... Read more about 'Huge' water resource exists under Africa

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The future of food

Water monitoring system aids Kenyan herders

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Geoffrey Kamadi
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AlertNet) – Satellite technology is coming to the aid of pastoralists in drought-stricken Kenya, with the expansion of a water monitoring system that aims to reduce livestock loss.

The Livestock Early Warning System combines information uploaded by villagers with satellite data to create a virtually real-time map of forage and water conditions.

A successful pilot project in Turkana district in northwest Kenya is being considered for extension across the country. ... Read more about Water monitoring system aids Kenyan herders

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World Water Day: Trillions Needed in Investment

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Katherine Tweed
World Water Day: Trillions Needed in Investment
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World Water Day highlights investment opportunities as global fresh water grows scarce.

We're nearly 20 years into celebrating World Water Day, and the issues have only grown more complex -- and in many locales, more serious. ... Read more about World Water Day: Trillions Needed in Investment

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