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Fresh water for all

FRESH WATER FOR ALL WHAT IS FRESHWATER? FRESHWATER ISN'T IN OCEANS OR SEAS. IT'S A GLOBAL COMMON GOOD THAT OCCURS NATURALLY IN ICE SHEETS, ICE CAPS, GLACIERS, BOGS, PONDS, LAKES, RIVERS, UNDERGROUND FRESHWATER IS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF TODAY'S MOST PRESSING CHALLENGES, LIKE HEALTH, FOOD & ENERGY. BUT IT'S OFTEN POORLY MANAGED & FACES SEVERE PRESSURE. HOW CAN THE WORLD BETTER STREAMS, AQUIFERS. COOPERATE AROUND THIS VITAL CAUSE? WHAT IS WATER COOPERATION? WAYS TO COOPERATE WATER COOPERATION MEANS GETTING EVERYONE TOGETHER - SCIENTISTS, POLICY MAKERS, GOVERNMENTS, WATER MGMT SPECIALISTS, CIVIL SOCIETY - TO ENSURE THAT FRESHWATER BEST MANAGE BUILD A WATER PUMP IN A EXCHANGE AQUIFERS ACROSS SCIENTIFIC SERVES EVERYONE'S NEEDS RURAL VILLAGE COUNTRIES DATA THERE'S ONLY A FIXED AMOUNT OF FRESHWATER FRESHWATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT WATER IS NOT CONFINED TO POLITICAL BORDERS 2 BILLION WHY COOPERATE FOR FRESHWATER? 276 PEOPLE DEPEND ON GROUNDWATER OF THE WORLD'S RIVER TABLES, INCLUDING BASINS CROSS AN 273 TRANSBOUNDARY INT'L BORDER AQUIFER SYSTEMS 60% ~80% OF RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC, HOME TO 2/3 OF THE WORLD'S HUNGRY, IS CONSUMED BY OF FRESHWATER EGYPT & ALMOST AVAILABLE IN THE ALL COUNTRIES IN ARAB REGION SUB-SAHARAN ORIGINATES FROM AFRICA SHARE A ANOTHER REGION TRANSBOUNDARY BASIN IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE UNEQUAL ACCESS TO IMPROVED ~3.5 MIL 71% DRINKING WNATER SOURCES GLOBALLY DEATHS RELATED OF WATER COLLECTION TO INADEQUATE BURDEN FALLS ON WOMEN WATER SUPPLY, & GIRLS, IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA SANITATION 6% & HYGIENE 94% vs 76% 3-5 MIL MINISTERIAL POSITIONS IN THE FOR URBAN FOR RURAL FIELD OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL CHOLERA CASES AREAS AREAS RESOURCES ARE HELD BY WOMEN 7 BIL > 9 BIL 11111 + 60% +20% WORLD POPULATION GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL HYDROELECTRICITY & OTHER WILL INCREASE WATER CONSUMPTION RENEWABLE ENERGY NEEDS 450 BUT 90 60% MORE COOPERATION AGREEMENTS TO IS NEEDED INT'L AGREEMENTS DRAFTED OF THE PLANET'S 276 SUPPORT COOPERATION CONCERNING WATER INT'L RIVER BASINS HAVE AROUND INT'L WATERS TO IMPROVE MANAGEMENT NO COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT SCHEME OF DOWNSTREAM BASINS IN AFRICA SIGNED BETWEEN 1820 & 2007 SUCCESS STORIES THE GUARANI AQUIFER THE NILE BASIN ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, PARAGUAY & URUGUAY ALL SHARE THIS AQUIFER. IN AUGUST 2010, THEY FORMALLY AGREED EXPERTS, PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTORS & SOCIOLOGISTS JOINED TOGETHER TO EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT TO ENSURE ITS EQUITABLE USE & SCENARIOS & BENEFIT-SHARING SCHEMES. CONSERVATION. LET'S MAKE FRESHWATER UN WATER World Water Day ШЕНТ 2613 A FORCE FOR PEACE UN WATER International Year of Water Cooperdtion DESIGN: ANTONIO DI VICO 2050 TODAY *******.....

Fresh water for all

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Freshwater is one of today’s most pressing developmental challenges, impacting food & agriculture, gender equality, health & sanitation, population & urbanization. Yet it's poorly managed & faces se...

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