News headlines for “Water and Development”

  1. Water Scarcity: Coming Soon

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 29 (IPS) - In 1995, a highly-respected water expert in South Africa, Bill Pitmanin very concise terms illustrated that the country, already battling a growing lack of water then, would likely run out in 25 years if it did not increase its supply.

  2. Water Poverty: The Political Connection

    - Inter Press Service

    LISBON, Portugal, Jul 28 (IPS) - The water we drink and the air we breathe are the basis of life. With universal access to clean water and sanitation, we will be healthier, our economies will be stronger, gender equality will be more achievable, and more children will stay in school.

  3. Why is the UK Government Turning off the Tap During a Global Pandemic?

    - Inter Press Service

    BRIGHTON, UK, Jul 19 (IPS) - The UK government’s decision to reduce its Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget from 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) to 0.5% -- a cut of around £4 billion this year -- was confirmed last week by a majority of 35 votes in a House of Commons vote.

  4. “If Only the Fighting Would Stop” A Sudanese Woman’s Wish

    - Inter Press Service

    GUMURUK, South Sudan, Jul 13 (IPS) - With her bare hands, Roda clears debris and forages scraps from her wrecked teashop after attackers scorched Gumuruk, a town in the Greater Jonglei region where conflict frequently disrupts daily life and stifles progress.

  5. Why we Need to Build Economies – not Walls – to Stop Migration

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN SALVADOR, Jul 06 (IPS) - If you speak to farmers in El Salvador, many will tell you about the time they were driven to head north across Central America towards the US. The routes to the border are many, but the origins are so often the same: desperation and hope that better employment opportunities can be found elsewhere.

  6. Threat of Blackouts in Brazil Highlights Climate Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Jul 05 (IPS) - Twenty years after the blackout that prompted nine months of rationing to keep the power grid from collapsing, Brazil may see a repeat of the traumatic situation, this time with a more obvious climate change undertone.

  7. Stopping Marine Plastic Pollution: A Key IUCN Congress Goal

    - Inter Press Service

    St David’s, Wales, Jul 01 (IPS) - Documented images of albatross chicks and marine turtles dying slow deaths from eating plastic bags and other waste are being seared into our consciences. And yet our mass pollution of Earth’s seas and oceans, fuelled by single-use plastics and throw-away consumerism, just gets worse.

  8. Water: A Matter of Survival in the World of Pandemics

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 01 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably amplified the existing vulnerabilities of billions of people worldwide. Marginalized communities in developing countries were excluded from social protection and support.

  9. Three Million in Three Years: Jamaicas Tree-Planting to Tackle Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 22 (IPS) - By the time he is finished, Dr. Satyanarayana Parvataneni expects he will be responsible for planting over 200,000 tree seedlings in Jamaica. It is an effort driven by a desire to preserve the planet for the next generation, as well as the one of the largest contributions to date to a national effort to plant three million trees in three years.

  10. Sowing Water: A Cuban Farm's Bid for Sustainability

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Cuban farmer José Antonio Casimiro found in the ageold technique of sowing water an opportunity to meet his farm's water needs and mitigate the increasingly visible effects of climate change.

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