24 Sep '12, 7am

Experts Warn of Water Bankruptcy for Many Regions After Reviewing 200 Major Global Projects

Experts Warn of Water Bankruptcy for Many Regions After Reviewing 200 Major Global Projects

Experts Warn of Water Bankruptcy for Many Regions After Reviewing 200 Major Global Projects Mon, Sep 24, 2012 Study highlights emerging issues for world's freshwater and marine systems River basins, lakes and aquifers are experiencing growing pressures due to urbanization, rising water scarcity and poor water quality. Photo: UN Photo/Tanawat Pontchour Bangkok, 24 September 2012 - A study of almost 200 major international water-related projects over the past 20 years has identified a suite of existing and emerging challenges and how science can offer remedies. The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment and promote sustainable development, partnered with the United Nations University and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to extract lessons from a portfolio of major transboundary water projects ...

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