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G20 Agriculture Ministers Draft Plan to Improve Global Water Security

Sustainable agriculture is necessary to conserve water resources and enhance water security in the future, according to the agriculture ministers of the G20 countries. On Sunday (Jan. 22), the agriculture ministers of the G20 met in Berlin to discuss the contributions of the agriculture sector to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ahead of the (…)

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WB Report assesses impacts of water scarcity on economy and conflicts

The World Bank released a new report “High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy”, explaining risks and impacts of water scarcity exacerbated by climate change on economic growth, migration and conflicts. The report shows that both regions currently aboundant or short-supplied by water can face water scarcity due to climate impacts and increasing demand (…)

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Water scarcity affects more people than previously thought, study says

Four billion people worldwide are affected by severe water scarcity for at least one month a year, according to a study of University of Twente published in Science Advances. The conclusion of the study led by Arjen Hoekstra (creator of the water footprint concept and founder of the Water Footprint Network) came after many years’ extensive research (…)