UN chief warns of widespread ills from global water crisis

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Afghanistan’s United Nations ambassador Mahmoud Saikal, center, speaks in the General Assembly for the launch of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development, Thursday, March 22, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. Sitting also are…

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put a spotlight on the global water crisis on World Water Day, saying Thursday that over 2 billion people lack access to safe water and more than 3 billion are affected by the scarcity of water.

The U.N. chief warned that by 2050, “at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent.” Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief warns of widespread ills from global water crisis”

40 percent of world’s people affected by water scarcity

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At least 40 percent of the world’s people are affected by water scarcity at present, with as many as 700 million people at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030.

More than two billion people are compelled to drink unsafe water and more than 4.5 billion people do not have safely managed sanitation services, according to a report of the High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW).

The HLPW handed over the outcome of the report on Thursday to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Senior Representative of the World Bank President at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA. Tiếp tục đọc “40 percent of world’s people affected by water scarcity”

10 things to know about the future of water and sanitation

The world is transforming in many different ways.

These shifts – from climate change, to migration, to new technology and urbanisation – will have a significant impact on the management of water resources and related services such as sanitation. This impact will be both positive and negative, throwing up a variety of new opportunities and challenges, for people and economies.

But how can we make the most of the opportunities and face the challenges?

Here, we outline 10 things to know about the future of water and sanitation up to 2030, to do just that.

This publication is accompanied by the working paper Future flows: global trends to watch on water and sanitation. Tiếp tục đọc “10 things to know about the future of water and sanitation”

Mực nước ngầm ở các tỉnh, thành phố ven biển ở mức báo động

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Mực nước ngầm ở các tỉnh, thành phố ven biển kéo dài từ Hải Phòng đến Cà Mau đang hạ xuống mức báo động.

 
Cảnh báo trên được ông Nguyễn Chí Công – Phó Tổng Giám đốc Trung tâm Quy hoạch và Điều tra Tài nguyên nước quốc gia (thuộc Bộ Tài nguyên và Môi trường) đưa ra tại hội thảo quốc tế về Quản lý tổng hợp tài nguyên nước vùng ven biển – Kinh nghiệm quản lý nước dưới đất khu vực Đông-Đông Nam Á (CCOP 2016).

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UN chief warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent and at least a quarter of the world’s population will live in countries with a “chronic or recurrent” lack of clean water.

He told the Security Council that “strains on water access are already rising in all regions,” noting that three-quarters of the 193 U.N. member states share rivers or lake basins with their neighbors. Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050”