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Water Action Decade

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World Water Day was commemorated on 22 March. This year, the United Nations launched the Water Action Decade to speed up efforts in meeting water-related challenges. Water is crucial to sustainable development; the e...

Kenya : Securing the Future

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United Nations - When water and food are scarce and violence a constant threat, the future looks bleak. But in the arid lands of northern Kenya, a new approach to building secure lives is starting to bear fruit. Progr...

Detroit’s water – Not flowing

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United Nations - You can't live without water - if you're rich or you're poor - and that's the threat facing thousands of people right now in the United States – in Detroit. 21st Century, Episode #98 Script: http://...

Sudan: Peace from the Past

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United Nations - At its source -- the ten-year conflict in Sudan's Darfur region can be described as a competition for natural resources like water and arable land... turning neighbors into deadly foes. But now, new p...

Tanzania: The Long Walk for Water

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The land is dry around Katikati village in northern Tanzania and water is scarce. The Maasai here travel up to 100 kilometres a day searching for water, and it's a dangerous journey. But now they know that there is wa...

Brazil: The Water and Waste Warrior

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United Nations, April 2014 - Clean water for drinking, cooking and washing is beyond the reach of hundreds of millions -- and about a third of the world's population don't have access to good sanitation. But the she...

Namibia: The Crisis of Drought

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Struggling to survive the severe shortage of food and water, people in Namibia's Kunene region have no choice but to wait out the worst drought in three decades. UNICEF says over 700,000 people including 109,000 child...

South Africa: Coal’s Lethal Legacy

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United Nations - The world is becoming desperately short of fresh water, threatening our very survival. In South Africa, the country's water supply is at risk as the nation's energy needs grow. Blasts and dust clouds...

Kenya: A Green Future

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After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. Thanks to a government pilot project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, thousands of ...

Brazil Drylands: The Promise of Water

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The United Nations has named 2010-2020 the UN Decade on Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. A phenomenon unknown to many, desertification threatens almost half of the world's land. If left unchecked, its ef...

Brazil: Desertification

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United Nations, February 2011 - It's a phenomenon unknown to many, yet it threatens almost half of the world's land. It's called desertification and if left unchecked, its effects are disastrous. But in the drylands ...

Columbia: Wayuu Women’s Gold-water

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United Nations, October 2010 - Climate change in Northern Colombia has led to severe water shortages. The women of the indigenous Wayuu people are struggling to sustain their environment and keep their communities tog...