Water Management

Billions Still Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation

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Lisa Schlein
FILE - A child fills a container with water for domestic use in Delmas, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.
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GENEVA — Two leading U.N. agencies are calling for greater action to provide safe drinking water and basic sanitation to more than three billion people. A joint report by the World Health Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund says more must be done to close the gap between the billions who have access to improved water and sanitation and those who do not. ... Read more about Billions Still Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation

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How to fix the 10 worst wastes of water

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Heather Clancy
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From the drought dilemma in California to extraordinary snowfall across the Northeast, the unpredictable nature of water supplies is prompting a high-profile conversation across the United States. ... Read more about How to fix the 10 worst wastes of water

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More Crop Per Drop

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Danielle Nierenberg
All over the world farmers are using innovative practices to utilize water more efficiently and in lesser quantities to produce more nutritious foods
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This Saturday, March 22nd, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide. ... Read more about More Crop Per Drop

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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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European Geosciences Union - See Abstract
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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Diego J. Rodriguez
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Thirsty Energy – World Bank launches global initiative on Energy and Water

Dear colleagues and friends,

Last week, on 22 January 2014, the World Bank formally launched its global initiative at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014 in Abu Dhabi: Thirsty Energy ... Read more about World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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Half the world may live under "water stress" by 2030: Ban Ki-moon

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Xinhua
Global Water Scarcity
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday warned that by 2030, half the people on Earth would be living under "water stress," a measure defined as less than 1,700 cubic meters of water available per person per year, unless action was taken.

Addressing the Budapest Water Summit with Hungarian President Janos Ader, Ban noted that while water was a government priority, no government could handle the work alone.

We "need the full engagement of all actors, communities, societies," he said.
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Flood mitigation measurements in the Netherlands

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http://blog.fabric.ch/index.php?/archives/2009/01/27.html

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Flood mitigation measurements in the Netherlands

The image shows how the Netherlands is trying to prevent flooding due to the rise in sea level. There are several projects going on, which try to prevent flooding, especially in areas with a high population density. ... Read more about Flood mitigation measurements in the Netherlands

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