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

Climate policy makers must put water at the heart of action plans.

Water can help fight climate change

There are sustainable, affordable and scalable water and sanitation solutions.

Everyone has a role to play

It is surprising how many water actions anyone, anywhere can take to address climate change.

What is being done?

A bay in Jamaica comes back to life

A bay in Jamaica comes back to life

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.

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Nurses and midwives: Save lives – clean your hand

Nurses and midwives: Save lives – clean your hand

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.

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