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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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UK scientists call for considering both human and natural causes to address drought

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies. The experts say that severe droughts experienced recently in countries such as China, Brazil and the United States can no longer (…)