Water

Our 1/20 issue of Rural21 featured the concept of the Water Footprint. Our author applied the concept in cooperation with TU Berlin for the European Union food and cotton imports, arriving at the result that more than 70…

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In mountain regions, snow accumulates in the winters and melts in spring. Due to global warming, timing and the amount of melting water changes, which may have profound effects on irrigation in river basins and on water…

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As we understand more about the challenges posed by global warming, it has become widely accepted that water is the principal medium through which society feels the climate-related stresses. But we have an opportunity to…

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"Water for all" is an important concept embedded in Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Water and Sanitation. However, implementation does not currently target differential access for women and marginalised people. Our…

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Rainwater harvesting and management (RWHM) is an effective approach to ensure that the production capacity of rainfed systems is sustained. Our author summarises some recent global and local knowledge related to this…

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Changing climate and extreme weather events have fundamental impacts on all aspects of our lives and our planet, including the management of the world’s shared water resources. In order to meet the challenges of today…

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Although the positive effects of irrigation on food security and poverty alleviation are well-documented, public investments in this area have been on the decline since the 1990s. Comparing irrigation schemes in Zambia…

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A new survey of water well drillers and their associations suggests that they could play a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet they face a number of obstacles, as the survey of practices…

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Solar-powered irrigation is a technology that promises an increase in production without emitting further greenhouse gases. However, technical knowledge and awareness of the technology is still lacking in many countries.…

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Achieving food security for all amid a growing population is a grand challenge for the world at large given increasing global water scarcity. As rainfall, river runoff and snowfall in water-scarce areas are becoming…

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