News headlines for “Water and Development”, page 2

  1. Freshwater to Sea, the Resilience of Oceans

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Aug 28 (IPS) - It is a great pleasure to join you today at World Water Week and to be here in Stockholm. This city has been at the forefront of sustainable development since it hosted the first Earth Summit back in 1972, the same year I started my public service as a rural development officer in Fiji!

  2. Global Warming Puts Asia’s Vital Yields at High Risk

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    ROME, Aug 28 (IPS) - While mainstream media have been widely reporting on the dramatic consequences of tropical storm Harvey in the United States, which has been characterised as the fiercest hurricane to hit this country in over a decade, global warming is expected to have a significant impact on "future yields of everything from rice to fish, particularly in countries situated closer to the equator," the United Nations warned.

  3. Three Solutions for Water and Sanitation for All

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Aug 28 (IPS) - This week people gather from around the globe at the annual Stockholm World Week. If previous years are anything to go by, the "Water is life" cliché will be repeated endlessly. But the phrase is useful shorthand for this simple fact: water is the cornerstone of human health and economic development. If managed poorly, water is an obstacle to development; if managed well, it brings prosperity and peace.

  4. 2017 World Water Week: ‘Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse’

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    ROME, Aug 22 (IPS) - With a growing global population, a rise in energy and industrial production, the demand for water is reaching new levels.

  5. South Asia Faces Fury of Floods

    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    DHAKA, Aug 20 (IPS) - Aid agencies warn of a serious unfolding humanitarian crisis as floodwaters continue to inundate new areas of three South Asian countries, forcing millions of people to flee their homes for shelters.

  6. What Does “Climate-Smart Agriculture” Really Mean? New Tool Breaks It Down

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 14 (IPS) - A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) compliance with respect to projects, processes and products.

  7. Jordan Makes Strides Toward Inclusive Green Economy

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    AMMAN, Aug 10 (IPS) - Jordan may be one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, but it has high ambitions for inclusive green growth and sustainable development despite the fact that it lies in the heart of a region that has been long plagued with wars and other troubles, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.

  8. Climate Scientists Use Forecasting Tools to Protect Caribbean Ways of Life

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 07 (IPS) - Since 2013, Jamaica's Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average' rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its most destructive episode in 2014 when an estimated one billion dollars in agricultural losses were incurred due to crop failures and wild fires caused by the exceptionally dry conditions.

  9. Collectively Managing South Asia’s Stressed Water Resources

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017

    DHAKA, Aug 01 (IPS) - Experts and policymakers here say regional cooperation is a must to resolve long-standing water problems in South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal, and to harness the full value of water.

  10. Water is Precious, Fragile and Dangerous - It Can Sustain or Destroy

    Monday, July 31, 2017

    ROME/DHAKA, Jul 31 (IPS) - Water is precious, fragile, and dangerous. It can sustain or destroy.

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