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Brazil to Monitor Improvement of Water Quality in Latin America

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27 (IPS) - Problems in access to quality drinking water, supply shortages and inadequate sanitation are challenges facing development and the fight against poverty in Latin America. A new regional centre based in Brazil will monitor water to improve its management.

Climate Policy Goes Hand-in-Hand with Water Policy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 27 (IPS) - Concerned that climate change could lead to an intensification of the global hydrological cycle, Caribbean stakeholders are working to ensure it is included in the region's plans for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

Nepal Landslide Leaves Women and Children Vulnerable

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DABI, Nepal, Aug 27 (IPS) - Living in a makeshift tarpaulin shelter, which barely protects her family from the torrential rainfall or scorching heat of this remote village in southern Nepal, 36-year-old Kamala Pari is under immense stress, worrying about her financial security and children's safety.

Threat of Hydropower Dams Still Looms in Chile’s Patagonia

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

COYHAIQUE, Chile, Aug 26 (IPS) - After its victory in a nearly decade-long struggle against HidroAysén, a project that would have built five large hydroelectric dams on wilderness rivers, Chile's Patagonia region is gearing up for a new battle: blocking a quiet attempt to build a dam on the Cuervo River.

OPINION: Boosting Resilience in the Caribbean Countries

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (IPS) - Having lived and worked for more than a decade in four Caribbean countries, I have witnessed firsthand how Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are extremely vulnerable to challenges ranging from debt and unemployment to climate change and sea level rise.

When Land Restoration Works Hand in Hand with Poverty Eradication

Monday, August 25, 2014

SANGAREDDY, India, Aug 25 (IPS) - Tugging at the root of a thorny shrub known as ‘juliflora', which now dots the village of Chirmiyala in the Medak District of southern India's Telangana state, a 28-year-old farmer named Ailamma Arutta tells IPS, "This is a curse that destroyed my land."

Can Land Rights and Education Save an Ancient Indian Tribe?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MALKANGIRI, India, Aug 19 (IPS) - Scattered across 31 remote hilltop villages on a mountain range that towers 1,500 to 4,000 feet above sea level, in the Malkangiri district of India's eastern Odisha state, the Upper Bonda people are considered one of this country's most ancient tribes, having barely altered their lifestyle in over a thousand years.

Island States to Rally Donors at Samoa Meet

Monday, August 18, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Aug 18 (IPS) - Amid accelerating climate change and other challenges, a major international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month represents a key chance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean to turn the tide.

It Takes More than Two to Tango – or to Clean up Argentina’s Riachuelo River

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 13 (IPS) - Immortalised by a famous tango, the "Niebla del riachuelo" (Mist over the Riachuelo river) has begun to dissipate over Argentina's most polluted river, much of which is lined by factories and slums. But two centuries of neglect and a complex web of political and economic interests are hindering a clean-up plan that requires a broad, concerted effort.

Nepal’s Poor Live in the Shadow of Natural Disasters

Monday, August 11, 2014

BANKE, Nepal, Aug 11 (IPS) - Barely 100 km north of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, the settlement of Jure, which forms part of the village of Mankha, has become a tragic example of how the country's poorest rural communities are the first and worst victims of natural disasters.

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