Water : Newsfile
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15 August 2013
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
24 July 2012
As the Earth’s surface warms, climate models predict that the amount of fresh water for human consumption will likely decrease in parts of the globe, but a new study suggests that population growth outweighs climate change in the tropical Andes.
3 April 2012
The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 deadline - but is unlikely to meet the sanitation target.
19 March 2012
When building large dams, benefits to local communities can go hand in hand with broader national development objectives, shows a study launched by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) at the World Water Forum in Marseille.
2 March 2012
Water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people in 201 river basins for at least one month each year, according to a new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE.
29 November 2011
Environment and water resource ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam meeting in Siem Reap hold the fate of the Mekong river in their hands as they look set to reach a decision on a go or no-go for the controversial Xayaburi dam in northern Laos.
6 October 2011
After four years research and eight photographic expeditions to the Himalayas, the mountaineer and photographer, David Breashears, has mounted an exhibition at the Royal Geographic Society in London, demonstrating the unprecedented melt of many of the regions glaciers.
21 September 2011
As I write this my city Delhi is drowning. It started raining early this morning and within a few hours the city has come to a standstill.
19 April 2011
Environmentalists breathed a temporary sigh of relief today after the intergovernmental panel of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) deferred the final decision on the construction of the Xayaburi dam in Laos to the ministerial level, following concerns raised by Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
22 November 2010
As temperatures rise and water supplies dry up, semi-nomadic tribes along the Kenyan-Ethiopian border are increasingly coming into conflict with each other.
- Welcome to our Website
- Voices from Planet 21
- Water scarcity in the tropical Andes
- COMMENTARY: Dams: does the World Bank really care?
- LETTER FROM INDIA
- UN drinking water target met - but sanitation still falls short
- Think dams, think people
- COMMENTARY: Urban India is drowning in its own waste
- Water scarcity affects 2.7 billion: new report
- Make or break time for Mekong
- Photographs reveal Himalayan melt
- LETTER FROM INDIA:
A monsoon warning
- When the Nile runs dry
- Water will be the Arab world's next battleground
- Win-win solutions from a new Green Revolution