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Tag: climate change

Why water should take centre stage in climate discussions

By Maurice Hall The recent UN IPCC report offers stark warnings about fast-rising temperatures. San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit unsurprisingly focused on reducing emissions....

The water you already have is the cheapest and most abundant...

By Mona Grieser Water resource challenges in the Philippines For many people in the Philippines, water through heavy rains has always been an abundant resource. More...

A smart approach towards climate change

By Raul Glotzbach A week after about 179 people were killed in deadly floods in the western part of Japan in July, the country experienced...

Beyond urban water security: the vulnerability of intermittent water supplies

By Hassan Aboelnga Many cities today are at risk of running out of water, with water availability now cited as one of the greatest risks...

What will be the leading edge water solutions of the 21st...

By Hong Li, Science & Technology, and Specialist Groups Manager at IWA Throughout history, securing a reliable and safe water supply, and dealing with wastewater, have been...

England to face water shortages by 2050

Climate change, population growth and land use are exerting stress on England’s water supply and could result in shortages by 2050, the country’s Environment...

Hydroelectric power and the water-energy nexus

By Devon Hardy Climate change can no longer be ignored. Despite the current US Administration downgrading the threat of climate change in its National Security...

Five cities chosen to develop water resilience framework

Cities from five continents have been selected to contribute to the development of a global framework for water resilience. The City Water Resilience Framework,...

Water and sanitation companies must be socially responsible

By Marco Antonio Cevallos* The Public Water and Sanitation Company of Quito, EPMAPS Agua de Quito, has been providing water and sanitation services to Ecuador’s capital...

Community management of drinking water and sanitation in rural Chile

By Guillermo Saavedra* In Chile, approximately 1,700 community organisations supply water to 13 percent of the Chilean population in rural areas. They are non-profit organisations...
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