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All I Want This Festive Season – A Water Goal

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One of this year’s most important wish-lists was launched just 20 days before Christmas. Not a wish-list in the pejorative naïve way, but rather an important set of aspirations formed by a genuine wish for a better world. At this time of year, I am…

“People’s COP” concludes with demand for firm climate commitment

On Thursday, at the Cumbre de los Pueblos, or People’s Summit in Lima, the civil society organisations of Peru handed over the symbolic relay baton to their French counterparts at the concluding ceremony of the “People’s COP”. Speakers shared stories about how their natural environment…

Peaceful water cooperation requires new thinking

The challenges surrounding regional cooperation over shared natural resources have never quite been as pronounced as they are today. Climate-related crises and disasters occur more frequently and the impact of globalization means that nations, markets and sectors must adapt to rapid change. Populations are mostly…

Celebrating World Water Day

The United Nations held their World Water Day annual celebrations today in Tokyo, Japan. Traditionally occurring every year on 22 March, the day is designed to focus global attention on the importance of water and to advocate for sustainable management of our water resources. As…

SIWI debates climate change and groundwater at SOAS

Risks from ‘groundwater flooding’ became visible to large parts of the general public in the United Kingdom after record-breaking storms in February this year. The ensuing debate was marked by reluctance among some to attribute the persistent rain and strong winds to human induced global…