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Large areas of the globe recorded dryer than normal conditions in 2021, compared to the last 30 years. A new WMO report gives an overview of global water availability.

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Billions of people are facing inadequate access to water. A new initiative aims to decrease water losses world-wide and improve water supply.

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Against the backdrop of climate change and rising water demand, tools for adequately modelling water availability are much needed. In a new study, researchers applied a large-scale model linking surface water to…

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During the last decades Switzerland has gathered a wealth of experience in Transboundary Water Management (TWM), and has now shared exactly this expertise with two delegations from Southeast Asia during practical field…

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Today, water stress due to climatic hazards such as extreme droughts and floods is affecting many countries, limiting their access to clean drinking water. This year, World Water Week, which took place from the 23rd…

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Agriculture uses 70 per cent of the world’s water. As global population increases and climate changes, the threat of water and food shortages is a growing reality. To address this, a multi-stakeholder initiative was…

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If current progress trends continue, very few African Union member states may achieve universal access to safely managed drinking water, safely managed sanitation or basic hygiene services by 2030, this report states.

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Water for rural development was one of four key issues at the World Water Forum. The participants committed to a « blue deal » for water security and sanitation for peace and development.

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Dependence on groundwater is expected to rise as surface water availability becomes increasingly limited due to climate change. Groundwater is often the most cost-effective way of providing a secure supply of water to…

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The 9th World Water Forum was held in Senegal’s capital of Dakar from the 21st to the 25th March. It acts as a preparatory conference for the UN Water Conference planned for 2023 and has met with considerable interest…

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