Water

Fifteen thousand litres of water for a kilogram of beef, and a thousand litres of water for a kilogram of avocados. Whenever

there is mention of the water footprint, people usually associate it with water consumption…

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Investigations have been carried out by a research group at Kassel University aimed at adapting the auto-regulative potential of the old clay pot (pitcher) irrigation system to modern and up-to-date irrigated…

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Economists discussed challenges that the MENA countries are facing given the impacts of global warming and how they intend to tackle them at the Knowledge for Sustainable Development conference in Germany last October.

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In Madagascar, the NGO Helvetas is encouraging the people to participate in decisions about water and is helping raise awareness of hygienic issues. Local water authorities are learning how to involve and control private…

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Ice stupa in Himalayan landscape.
Water

As glaciers way up in the mountains start supplying melt-water annually from July to early September, when the summer heat is at its peak, farmers in Ladakh Himalayas have traditionally struggled for enough supplies of…

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A pumping station in Niger.
Water

Irrigation holds a potential to improve nutrition, although factors such as water pollution have to be considered. New insights were presented at ZEF by IFPRI’s Claudia Ringler in early October.

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Humanity can only tackle today’s major challenges if access to water is distributed more fairly. Speakers at the World Water Week called for a drastic shift in how water is shared and managed.

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Worsening water quality reduces economic growth by a third in some countries, a new World Bank report warns.

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Rainwater harvesting contributes to food security, and is a way to store rainwater under increasing conditions of high rainfall variability. A new app supports establishing rainwater systems in Africa.

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Access to water and sanitation is an internationally recognised human right. Yet, many people lack even the most basic of services. If the pressure on global water resources continues at current rates, the impact on…

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