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2013-07-19 14:36:59

According to study, inaction will lead to 'major setback' in economic development and food security for the poorest people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and other countries in West Africa A new study released today finds that so much water may be lost in the Volta River Basin due to climate change that planned hydroelectric projects to boost energy and food production may only tread water in keeping up with actual demand. Some 24 million people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and four other neighboring...

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2010-09-07 09:20:00

Experts meeting in Stockholm during the annual World Water Week conference are concerned that unpredictable weather patterns around the world could endanger global food security, according to Tuesday reports from AFP's Nina Larson. "We are getting to a point where we are getting more water, more rainy days, but it's more variable, so it leads to droughts and it leads to floods," Sunita Narain, the head of the Centre for Science and Environment in India, told Larson during the conference....

2010-03-30 14:21:48

Nations of the Greater Mekong Subregion need to 'rethink' their agricultural industries to meet future food needs, given the social shifts and climate changes that are forecast for the coming decades. With better farming practices, and by managing agriculture within the wider context of natural ecosystems, nations could boost production and increase the wealth and resilience of poor people in rural communities. Demand for food is forecast to double by 2050, as populations swell and people's...

2008-08-25 09:01:19

Int'l agencies urges reducing food waste STOCKHOLM, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Three international agencies said on Thursday that the whole world must reduce food waste by half by 2015 to meet the challenge of water and food shortage. This call was made by UN Food and Agricultural Organization ( FAO), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) during World Water Week, currently taking place in Stockholm. Tremendous quantities...

2006-08-21 12:23:47

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Fixing leaky pipes in conurbations from Mexico City to New Delhi is a better way to avert water shortages as the world population grows than costly schemes such as dams, a leading expert said on Monday. "There is no shortage of water in the world, but there is a crisis of management of water supplies," Asit Bitwas, head of the Third World Center for Water Management in Mexico City, told Reuters during a meeting of...

2006-08-21 12:20:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Fixing leaky pipes in conurbations from Mexico City to New Delhi is a better way to avert water shortages as the world population grows than costly schemes such as dams, a leading expert said on Monday. "There is no shortage of water in the world, but there is a crisis of management of water supplies," Asit Bitwas, head of the Third World Center for Water Management in Mexico City, told Reuters during a meeting of 1,000 experts...

2006-08-20 19:03:59

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Surging demand for irrigation to produce food and biofuels is likely to aggravate scarcities of water but the world's supply is not running out, an international report said on Monday. "One in three people is enduring one form or another of water scarcity," the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) said in a report compiled by 700 experts and backed by the United Nations and farm research groups. The...


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