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Feeding Ourselves Thirsty

Via China Water Risk, a look at Ceres’ latest benchmarking report which finds the food sector has improved in managing water risk, but more is needed: With USD415bn at risk from lack of water for irrigation/livestock & USD248bn at risk from changing rainfall patterns affecting crops, Ceres has assessed the food industry on water risk management […]

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Water Crises Again Ranked a Top Global Risk in World Economic Forum Report

As reported by Circle of Blue, for the first time in the history of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, environmental concerns — including water crises, failure to adapt to climate change, and biodiversity loss — dominate the top long-term risks. The report underscores systemic and potentially disruptive geopolitical risks related to the environment, […]

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Water ‘Wars’ Wash Over The World

Via South Africa’s Mail & Guardian, an OpEd examining the impact of global water scarcity: More people around the world are fighting over water, according to the Pacific Institute, a United States-based think tank. But in Africa the rate of the increase in water-related conflicts is proportionally less than it was in previous decades. Data […]

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Water Wars

Via The Statesman, an opinion piece reflecting upon how - Ii the report of the California-based Pacific Institute think tank is any indication – the crippling scarcity of water the world over, has doubled water-related violence during the decade that has just gone by (2010-19): The challenge is as forbidding as it is global, verily the outcome […]

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Water Wars: Early Warning Tool Uses Climate Data To Predict Conflict Hotspots

Via The Guardian, an article on a new system that will predict where tension over water scarcity may erupt into violence: Researchers from six organisations have developed an early warning system to help predict potential water conflicts as violence associated with water surges globally. The Dutch government-funded Water, Peace and Security (WPS) global early warning tool, which […]

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Global Water-related Violence Increased In Past Decade

Via The Guardian, an article on water-related violence worldwide: Violence associated with water has surged in the past decade driven by attacks on civilian water systems in Syria’s civil war and increasing disputes over supplies in India, according to a comprehensive database of conflicts linked to the vital resource. Recorded incidents of water-related violence have more […]

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