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World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind

UNHCR’s report: one person displaced every two seconds

The UN Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends study found 68.5 million people had been driven from their homes across the world at the end of 2017, more people than the population of Thailand.
‘Water was a curse then. Now, water is a blessing’

For months after fleeing violence in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee Nurul Salam and his wife Lalu Begum drew water from a hand pump that frequently left their family with sore throats and diarrhoea.

Water in space

As we explore further from our home planet providing water and food to astronauts will become more and more challenging so just like on Earth reduce, reuse, and recycle is the mantra for off-world explorers and their space agencies.

World Water Day: what’s space got to do with it?

UN Sustainable Goal 6 is crystal clear: Water for all by 2030. For World Water Day this video from the European Space Agency looks at ways that space can help this global challenge.

Rights for all: water and sanitation 4,000 meters above sea level

World Water Day calls for ensuring water for all. Peru’s Andean communities are taking steps to warrant water and sanitation rights 4,000 meters above sea level.

Voicing water visions in river basins across the developing world

With the aim of demonstrating the urgency and value of such innovations, IWMI is embarking this month on the Fair Water Futures campaign. Through a thematic journey across selected river basins, the campaign will show what inclusive water governance really means for the people who have a direct stake in it.

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