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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. A Breath of Fresh Air in India

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Mar 20 (IPS) - With India's citizens clamouring for breathable air and efficient energy options, the country's planners are more receptive than ever to explore sustainable development options, says Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

  6. Time to Resolve a Cursed Old Water Problem

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    HAMILTON, Canada, Mar 19 (IPS) - Vladimir Smakhtin is Director of United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health    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."You cannot manage what you do not measure" is a long-familiar saying to many, nowhere more so than in professional water circles at almost every level.

  7. Will the Next War Be About Water?

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 (IPS) - Ramu Damodaran is Editor-in-Chief of the UN Chronicle and Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact—a vibrant network of more than 1200 academic and research institutions around the world which are committed to supporting UN's goals and ideals.    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.One of the first resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, on the location of the headquarters of the Organization, gives the United Nations "exclusive rights over the subsoil of land conveyed to it, and in particular the right to make constructions underground and to obtain therefrom supplies of water."

  8. Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: First Response in Conflicts & Natural Disasters

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 (IPS) - Sanjay Wijesekera is Global Chief, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene at the UN children's agency UNICEF*When disaster strikes, or conflict rages, families soon discover their most urgent need - water. In such precarious situations, access is usually limited or non-existent, and children and their families are forced to put themselves in further danger in the quest for water.

  9. World Water Day 22 March

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    ROME, Mar 19 (IPS) - World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water' – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

  10. Latin American Indigenous People Fight New Plunder of Their Resources

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    ISLA DE ASSUNÇÃO, Brazil, Mar 17 (IPS) - Indigenous communities in Latin America, who have suffered the plunder of their natural resources since colonial times, are reliving that phenomenon again as mega infrastructure are jeopardising their habitat and their very survival.

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