News headlines for “Water and Development”

  1. COVID-19: Global Supply Chain Resilience Relies on Soap & Water for Workers

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    LONDON, May 22 (IPS) - Ruth Romer is Senior Private Sector Advisor, WaterAidAs COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the globe start to be relaxed, the collective conversation has shifted towards plans for a ‘new normal.'

  2. Stay Home? Wash Hands? But 1.8 Billion Remain Homeless & 3.0 Billion Have No Access to Water

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The relentless battle against the devastating coronavirus pandemic has been underlined by several widespread advisories from health experts – STAY HOME. WASH YOUR HANDS. WEAR MASK. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE.

  3. Mexico's Plan to Upgrade Hydropower Plants Faces Hurdles

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    MEXICO CITY, Mar 30 (IPS) - Water security and profitability are the Achilles heels of the plan to modernise 60 hydroelectric plants in Mexico, drawn up by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

  4. Thirsting for Water Security?

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    BERLIN, Germany, Mar 20 (IPS) - Water is essential and indispensable for life on earth. We know that; and many of us have perhaps heard, written and uttered these words themselves a ‘million' times.

  5. Coronavirus & Water Pandemics: Doing the Math

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    HAMILTON, Canada, Mar 19 (IPS) - As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic spreads, guidance on how wash your hands and other measures intensifies.

    These recommendations are important, but they are hardly of value to the 40% of humanity lacking access to even the most basic hand washing requirements — soap and water 1.

  6. Women Bear the Burden of India's Water Crisis

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    Feb 21 (IPS) - Across cities and villages in India, an impending water crisis is at our doorsteps. India will face a water shortfall of almost 50 percent by 2030if our water use continues its current pattern. Last year, Chennai and Bangalore showed us what water scarcity looks like; the statistics are no longer just numbers on paper, they have become our reality.

  7. Can Indian Farmers Adapt to Water Loss?

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Feb 18 (IPS) - Over the last few decades, groundwater has become the major source of irrigation for Indian agriculture. Pumped by millions of privately-owned tube-wells, it contributes 60 percent of the water used for irrigation, having grown by 105 percent since the 1970s.

  8. Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 (IPS) - For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country.

  9. World Drains Away Valuable Energy, Nutrients & Water in Fast-Growing Wastewater Streams

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 05 (IPS) - Vast amounts of valuable energy, agricultural nutrients, and water could be recovered from the world's fast-growing volume of municipal wastewater.

  10. Our Message at Davos: Water & Sanitation Are a Critical Line of Defence Against Climate Change

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    LONDON, Jan 31 (IPS) - There was only one topic on everyone's lips at Davos this year – climate change. The headlines focused on the cold war between Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump, but there was much greater consensus among those gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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