Category Archives: Drought

What about Droughts?

Droughts can be defined in various ways and the effects may differ from one country to another. GWP intern Lara Vrtovec reflects on this. We are about to say goodbye to the hottest year on record. According to the WMO, … Continue reading

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Groundwater: Often Invisible

Global Water Partnership regularly provides opportunities for students to do internships with the organization. Fanny Bontemps is studying a Masters in Sustainable Development at AgroParisTech in France. She assisted GWP with research on groundwater and drought topics. Here are her … Continue reading

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Eastern Africa Faces Another Drought Disaster

World media reports are rolling in—yet again—about the latest drought to hit Eastern Africa. As we know, food security depends on a regular supply of water and right now a prolonged drought with little prospect of rain before September means … Continue reading

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Charging for water?!

Let the debate begin! “Pricing water is politically sensitive. But realizing the true value of mankind’s most precious resource might be the best way of ensuring the world doesn’t run dry,” writes the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703389004575033263189828020.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hps_MIDDLETopNews  

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