Water and climate change
World Water Day 2020, on 22 March, is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked.
Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives.
Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases.
We cannot afford to wait.Everyone has a role to play.
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We cannot afford to wait
Water can help fight climate change
Everyone has a role to play
What is being done?
Until recently the idyllic landscape of Oracabessa Bay hid a brutal reality: coral reefs were dying and fish numbers were dropping. With support from the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme and the United Nations Development Programme, the marine ecosystem is now being restored.
Live from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), at 09.30 CET on Monday 23 March, Executive Director Torgny Holmgren will present the prize and announce this year’s winner by livestream on the SIWI Facebook page.
For forty years, the sleepy seaside town of Artola, Costa Rica, has enjoyed a reliable piped water supply. With the climate crisis threatening water resources, community leaders like Don Jesús are using their experience to help protect the future of water for generations to come.
Henk Ovink is a water ambassador. His actual title is Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In this short RIMScast interview recorded in the past few days, Henk discusses water risk in relation to all businesses and sectors.
On 5 May, the World Health Organization is leading the call for nurses and midwives across the world to save lives by cleaning hands. Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), a global partnership of women’s organizations and networks, are supporting the initiative and work health professionals across the world to prevent sepsis with good hygiene practices.
The World Bank’s latest report, Wastewater: From Waste to Resource, explores how investing in wastewater and other water, sanitation and hygiene services are essential to maintaining public health and preventing disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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