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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, what a privilege

Commemorating World Water Day 2019 Antoinette Portis, author and illustrator of Hey, Water!, created a special piece to show the world what water means to her

Jordan’s female plumbers

Safaa is one of Jordan’s few female plumbers. She runs her own company and was recently supported by the ILO through training to help develop her skills and boost her employability.

The IWA article collection and quiz

How much do you know about global access to water and sanitation? In observance of World Water Day, IWA host a quiz and has made a collection of 20 relevant papers free until the end of March.

Ritual value of water provision in the Andes

Climate change is causing water to become increasingly scarce in the Andean highlands, but water shortages are not a completely new challenge in these arid regions.

A Kyrgyz mountain water legend

The Batken province in Kyrgyzstan is a harsh environment, surrounded by rocky mountains with scarce water resources. According to local legend, where water is revered, three kings had a power dispute.

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