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Water, energy, food can’t be seen separately

20 September 2017

by Joydeep Gupta Climate change is making it imperative that the nexus between the three is integrated into all development plans You need water and energy to grow food. You need water to generate energy, even in a solar farm. You need energy to pump water. The water-energy-food nexus is a [read more]

The 11 countries relying on the Nile need to reach a deal soon

11 September 2017

by Richard Kyle Paisley More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile. The Nile river basin contains more than 10% of Africa’s landmass in 11 countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and [read more]

No woman no water, so women must decide

7 September 2017

by Farahnaz Zahidi Bangladesh has managed to almost stop open defecation because women were included in the decision making processes They carry water home, store it, keep it as clean as possible. Yet women are kept out of major decisions about water supply. During this year’s August [read more]

Revealed: 91% of Karachi’s water unfit to drink

28 July 2017

Zofeen T. Ebrahim, July 28, 2017 Faced with leaky pipes, faulty treatment plants and illegal tapping, the government of Sindh is struggling to provide clean and safe water to Karachi’s galloping population Flood-affected people in Sindh, Pakistan, recipients of UK humanitarian aid in response to [read more]

Polluted waters bring disease and death to Afghans

27 July 2017

Joydeep Gupta, July 27, 2017 Hidden by stories of violence, the Afghan state is struggling hard to improve access to clean water for its citizens Over the last seven years, water-borne diseases have killed more people in Afghanistan than terrorists have. An estimated 16.8 million Afghans drink [read more]

Afghanistan’s coming water crisis

24 October 2016

Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises Omair Ahmad Hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees are starting the long trek back home after the latest donors’ conference to [read more]

Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna world’s most vulnerable delta

16 June 2016

by Beth Walker The first global assessment of the state of rivers that cross national borders highlights the need for governments to work together to sustain these essential waterways   Of the 286 transboundary rivers in the world, 218 are polluted; 70% of animals and plants in these rivers [read more]

Melting permafrost could blow world’s remaining carbon budget

10 December 2015

As the world struggles to thrash out a climate deal, a new report shows melting permafrost could release a fresh wave of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. As the world struggles to ink a new climate deal to save the planet from the irreversible perils of global warming, countries are rushing [read more]

Tibetan Plateau turning to desert, says Chinese Academy of Science

7 December 2015

Large areas of the Tibetan plateau – the source of Asia’s major rivers – are suffering from desertification and the situation will only get worse according to China’s top scientific body. A woman brings tea to local men who shovel mud to make building bricks. Greenpeace are in Tibet to [read more]
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