Article courtesy of Rakesh Rao | April 30th, 2016 | Business Standard | Shared as educational material. Depleting levels of groundwater and the presence of high levels of pollution in existing water sources have been a problem for India for quite some time now. Unfortunately, the occurrence of two consecutive droughts has made the Indian […]
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Martin Strel is the only person in the world with plans to swim through 107 countries in 450 days to spread awareness about water pollution. The 61-year-old swimmer will embark on this endeavor on March 22.
In recognition of World Water Day yesterday, Peace Corps honors volunteers who work alongside their communities to address water shortages and find creative solutions to collect this precious resource.
The 22nd of March every year marks international Water Day. As the world celebrates its most important life-giving natural resource, it is important to take stock of Africa’s water challenges and opportunities. Water is the pre-condition for life and the sustainable management of water is fundamental to achieving Africa’s development goals.
In recognition of World Water Day 2015, we re-commit, refresh and strengthen our efforts to solve the global water crisis.
Water scarcity already affects every continent. Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world’s population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation.
By 2030, the world will be staring at a 40% shortfall in water supply unless there is a dramatic improvement in water management, according to a report released by the United Nations on Friday ahead of World Water Day on 22 March.
As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity.
In the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20), water has been recognised as the key to achieving sustainable development as it is closely linked to all other important issues.
Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day
The theme “Water and Sustainable Development” is of particular importance to Namibia as the country strives towards Vision 2030.