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  1. Working Together Is Key to Meeting Water Targets by 2030

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 22 (IPS) - Mutual collaboration and coordination among the various stakeholders are tools to accelerate the actions necessary to meet the 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the 2030 Agenda, which states the need to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all.

  2. A Whole New Decade for Water

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on Mar. 22.As old and new challenges continue to threaten its access, the UN has dedicated the next decade in order to protect a crucial but fragile natural resource: water.

  3. Is Desalination an Answer to the Water Crisis?

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    TAMPA, Florida, Mar 21 (IPS) - Doug Brown is the CEO of AquaVenture Holdings (NYSE: WAAS), a multinational provider of water purification solutions.    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.On World Water Day, March 22, universal access to clean water continues to be a privilege, when it should be a right. Experts predict that by 2030 the global water demand will exceed supply by 40%.

  4. We Must Take Care of Nature, Because Without Rain There Is No Fresh Water

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 21 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on Mar. 22.Confidence in large rivers and giant aquifers plummeted in many parts of the world, in the face of the expansion of water crises after intense and prolonged droughts in the last decade.

  5. Restoring U.S. Aid Crucial to Avoid a Water Catastrophe in Gaza

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    GAZA CITY, Mar 21 (IPS) - Matthias Schmale is Director of Operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.World Water Day (March 22) could not come at a more critical time for the people of Gaza who are facing a humanitarian catastrophe The recent decision by the United States to reduce funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), jeopardizes its role as a critical source of clean drinking water when Gaza's supplies slow to a drip.

  6. Why You Should Care About the Water Crisis

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    LONDON, Mar 21 (IPS) - Tim Wainwright is Chief executive, WaterAid, UK    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.For the past weeks, many have been anxiously tracking the approach of Cape Town's Day Zero: the day its taps will run dry. To everyone's relief, current predictions are that careful conservation may stave off such a catastrophe in the coastal South African city until the rains arrive.

  7. High and Dry: Can We Fix the World’s Water Crisis?

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Mar 20 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.April 12 is expected to be the infamous "Day Zero" in South Africa's second largest city of Cape Town, a tourist hub which attracts millions of visitors every year.

  8. Balancing Green & Grey this World Water Day

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Mar 20 (IPS) - Torgny Holmgren is Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.Going into World Water Day, I have an ambivalent feeling. This year's theme The Answer is in Nature can sound almost like mockery considering how badly parts of the world have been hit in recent years due to water-related natural disasters, be it floods, storms or droughts.

  9. How Nature Can Quench Our Thirst & Bring Water Back to Our Ecosystems

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    NAIROBI, Mar 20 (IPS) - Yeonju Jeong is UN Environment freshwater expert    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.Freshwater makes up only 2.5% of all water we have on earth. Readily accessible freshwater – which is found in rivers, lakes, wetlands and aquifers – accounts for less than one per cent of the world's water supply. It is vital for the existence of nearly every species on earth.

  10. Achieving Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák is President of the UN General Assembly    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.At the start of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly of the United Nations I emphasized our common goal: peace and a decent life for all people on a sustainable planet. Many leaders echoed this overarching priority at the general debate and beyond.

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