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Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Learn more about this Special Issue http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater Water: A Special Issue http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/table-of-content Our Thirsty World | National Geographic https://youtu.be/2pXuAw1bSQo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/fresh-water-scarcity-an-introduction-to-the-problem-christiana-z-peppard Fresh water is essential for life -- and there's not nearly enough of it for the world right now. Why is that, and what could we do? Christiana Z. Peppard lays out the big questions of our global water problem. And no, shorter showers are not the answer. Lesson by Christiana Z. Peppard, animation by Jeremy Collins.
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WATER. It's the most essential and pervasive element of life. Yet, nearly half of humanity will face water scarcity by 2030 due to climate change and population growth. What can be done about the looming crisis of a global drought? Could water scarcity spark war as world leaders have already predicted? In this bold and hopeful TEDx talk, Kaveh Madani shares a different approach to the water crisis, one that promotes thinking and possibilities as fresh as clean water. Dr. Kaveh Madani is a systems analyst, game theorist, and engineering and policy educator who investigates the dynamic complexities of coupled human-natural systems. In the classroom and beyond, Dr. Madani reminds diverse audiences that real-world environmental and societal problems are often very different from classroom intuition. Dr. Madani is a featured expert across prominent media and a professor at Imperial College of London. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Water is a precious, yet finite resource essential for life, with no adequate substitute. Supplying and allocating water of adequate quality and in sufficient quantity is one of the major challenges facing society today. Such challenges are creating a giant market for water solutions. Watch our video goo.gl/6F2XJm to find out more about the challenges and opportunities that exist by addressing water scarcity.
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The pollution of South Africa's rivers is one of the main factors threatening the country's scarce water resources. Young celebrities participating in a World Wildlife Fund water awareness campaign heard that sewerage polluting a tributary in Pietermaritzburg ends up in the drinking water meant for Durban residents. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Jordan is one of the most water scarce countries in the world. As the country is struggling with an influx of Syrian refugees, extra pressure is put on Jordan’s water supplies and sanitation by this sudden increase in population. The EIB’s loan of USD 54 million to the #Wadi Al-Arab Water System II helps to treat and move 30 million cubic metres of fresh water every year, improving drinking water availability for the growing population in #Jordan. More about our activities in the region: http://www.eib.org/femip Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanInvestmentBank Twitter: https://twitter.com/eib LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-investment-bank Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeaninvestmentbank/
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Water demands are expected to increase by 50-70% in global cities within the next three decades. Although water scarcity is a global reality, many cities are beating the odds. The World Bank's Water Scarce Cities Initiative illuminates the valuable experiences of over 20 water scarce cities to share their water scarcity related failures, successes, and innovative solutions. Read the new report, Water Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World, to learn more about key drivers of positive governance, capacity, and technological change. More information: http://wrld.bg/8jdK30jiySd
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From California to Africa, we are facing a global water shortage. But one tiny country, in the middle of a desert, has found remarkable solutions. Which country? And can we replicate its success? Businessman and New York Times bestselling author Seth Siegel explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Is the world going into a water crisis? It certainly seems that way. The U.S. government predicts that by 2025, 60 percent of the world’s landmass, and 40 of our 50 U.S. states will experience water shortages— some of them extreme. The U.S. intelligence community sees worldwide water shortages as a major national security risk. Water scarcity helped trigger the Syrian civil war and has been a key reason why Africans have migrated in large numbers to Europe. More of this can be expected. But there is cause for optimism. And it comes from a very unlikely place—a country in the middle of a desert. That country is Israel. Compelled by necessity and powered by remarkable technological innovations, Israel has become the world’s water superpower. By reusing waste water, by making desalination affordable, by rethinking irrigation, and by developing an array of sophisticated water conservation techniques, Israel not only has a sufficiency of water, but an abundance of it. What Israel has done, other nations can do, too, including its Mideast neighbors. And while it’s a lot to hope for, cooperation on water issues could become the basis for cooperation on other issues as well. For Israel, an obsession with water is not new. The word “water” appears 600 times in the Hebrew Bible. For over 2,000 years daily prayers for rain in the land of Israel have been a part of traditional Jewish ritual. For the founders of the modern State of Israel, water was not only a daily concern, but a paramount question of future survival. Vast quantities of water would be needed for the millions of immigrants who would make their way to the new country. Without plenty of water, economic growth would be impossible. But where was the water going to come from? It was a daunting challenge, but one which Israel overcame. Today, while other nations, even ones with far more natural water resources, struggle with water management, Israel has a surplus of useable water. The desert, as Israel’s founders dreamed, is blooming. Not only does the country supply its own population with an array of fruits and vegetables, but it exports billions of dollars worth of produce to nations around the world. So, how does a small country with little annual rainfall, with only one freshwater lake, and with no major rivers do this? It begins with a nothing-wasted attitude that extends from the government to private industry to farming to consumers. Israel charges its citizens the market price for water—no subsidies. You can have as much water as you want, but you have to pay for it. And when you pay for something, you tend to be more careful with how you use it. To view the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/can-desert-nation-solve-worlds-water-shortage
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Throughout history water has confronted humanity with some of its greatest challenges. Water is a source of life and a natural resource that sustains our environments and supports livelihoods but it is also a source of risk and vulnerability. In the early 21st Century, prospects for human development are threatened by a deepening global water crisis. Debunking the myth that the crisis is the result of scarcity, this report argues poverty, power and inequality are at the heart of the problem. In a world of unprecedented wealth, almost 2 million children die each year for want of a glass of clean water and adequate sanitation. Millions of women and young girls are forced to spend hours collecting and carrying water, restricting their opportunities and their choices. And water-borne infectious diseases are holding back poverty reduction and economic growth in some of the worlds poorest countries. Beyond the household, competition for water as a productive resource is intensifying. Symptoms of that competition include the collapse of water-based ecological systems, declining river flows and large-scale groundwater depletion. Conflicts over water are intensifying within countries, with the rural poor losing out. The potential for tensions between countries is also growing, though there are large potential human development gains from increased cooperation.
Views: 52988 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Watch more films about India: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/india/ The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other regions. In this drastic situation, the number of suicides has skyrocketed, but the authorities deny that people are killing themselves over the water shortage. Water has become a luxury for the people in the Indian state of Punjab. Thousands of villages here rely on water deliveries from elsewhere. People have to pay exorbitant prices for water that their state once had in abundance. Farmers can no longer afford to grow food, their crops are dying and they are left with enormous debts. The devastation has led many to take their own lives. Meanwhile the authorities turn a blind eye to the mass suicides. The reasons behind the crisis are a combination of an unintended consequence of the green revolution in India and global climate change. The agricultural infrastructure built by the government is not effective. Traditional methods of gathering and preserving rainwater offer rural dwellers some relief, but cease to be sufficient during a drought. The drastic water shortage dictates people’s lives here, with many spending significant amounts of their time on obtaining water: whether it be queueing for a tanker, waiting their turn at a half-dried well or digging reservoirs by hand in the hope of collecting some rainwater. To ensure their families’ survival, they come up with desperate arrangements – such as polygamous marriages; and have to prioritise what to spend their precious water on. RT Doc crew visits the sun-scorched Punjab to see with their own eyes how the task of obtaining water for their households became a matter of life or death for the people living there. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Water Resource Issues: What You Need To Know! Water is the most important resource on the planet. It's also the most plentiful. But it's also not as useable as you may think. As the world grows in population, countries develop out of poverty, and weather patterns change all over the globe, water resource issues arise. Without a proper plan for fixing these issues, we could be in for a very tough future. Here are ten of the biggest water resource issues facing the world. This top 10 brought to you by Zero2Hero!! Don't forget to subscribe here! https://goo.gl/NXuChu Click here to see the Top 10 RAREST Birds on Earth!! https://youtu.be/jJXwi1gVhf8 Number 10: The 1% Rule. Despite the incredible amount of water available on our planet, only one percent of it is actually drinkable. Luckily, that amount has been good enough to sustain human life for millennia, but, as our world changes, we may need much more than that. Even worse, this small percentage isn't as clean as it used to be. Most of the water on Earth, 97 percent or so, is salty ocean water, so we can't really use it for anything. Another 2 percent is frozen solid in the ice caps at the North and South Pole, so it's unreachable. That leaves only 1 percent that we can use for everything we need. On the plus side, this small percentage of fresh water is fairly accessible. A lot of it is in lakes and ponds around the world, as well as underground wells throughout the planet. We can easily get to it and move it from place to place to take care of everybody, but many challenges are rising, including the growth of our world population. Number 9: More People. The world population is exploding. In the early 19th century, the entire planet had one billion people. Today, estimates clock in at around 7.5 billion people worldwide. Mankind has never grown by these numbers in history. With the growth of population comes a natural need for more water. Every person needs to drink, bathe, wash clothes, and do many other things, all involving fresh water. The supply is being stretched incredibly thin, and will only be getting thinner. At the rate things are moving, experts believe we will have 11.2 billion people on Earth by the year 2100. The problem goes beyond drinking and bathing, too. Water is needed for farming, taking care of animals, and all kinds of infrastructure as villages grow into towns and towns grow into cities. As the population increases, the need for clean water will increase just as much. Number 8: Development. As with population growth, cities are growing all over the planet. People have to live somewhere, right? So, a lot of infrastructure has to be put in place, such as houses, streets, buildings, stores, and many other conveniences of daily life. Most of all, more water needs to flow to these areas so people can live. With a growing population comes the need for more products and services, too. People will need transportation, food, services and tons of other things, all of which require water to produce. Unfortunately, if we don't figure out how to handle this added burden, we could be in for a tough road ahead. Many nations around the country are growing faster than ever before and seeing huge numbers of new residents. It can be hard to keep up with infrastructure, especially in rural nations where water is already rare enough. Sometimes the problem can be eased by rain, but quite often these areas are in drought, which leads us to... Number 7: Worldwide Droughts. Worldwide droughts have been on the rise in recent years. If that's not bad enough, some of these droughts have lasted longer and been more severe than ever before. Scientists studying climate change are worried that these problems will only get worse. Before we get into the issues of drought, though, take a moment to like this video and to subscribe to Zero2Hero! It only takes a second of your time, but, it means a lot to us here! When an area experiences a drought, it can be weeks, or even months before a single drop of rain hits the ground. The residents have to find water somewhere else and sometimes the government has to ship it in. All of this costs money, and for poorer nations this can be too heavy a burden. Weather patterns have been drastically changing in recent decades, leading to stronger hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts and other major weather events. Many believe that global warming is causing many of these issues and that we may not even be able to undo the damage. Number 6: Many Uses. As we know, water is an important element of nearly everything on Earth. From start to finish, water is involved through many processes of creating all kinds of goods. Without sufficient water, a lot of the goods we enjoy today will have to limit their supply or stop production for good.
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United Nations - An IAEA project shows that significant reserves of good quality water are available in Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region. Pollution is still limited and has not yet become a serious threat to these vital resources. The findings, compiled in five reports published today, are the result of a four-year Agency effort to help 13 countries use isotopic techniques to assess groundwater origin and quality in five shared aquifers and basins, providing the first broad overview of the region’s groundwater supplies. Niger is one of these countries. Learn more: http://iaea.org
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This presentation will review examples of how protection of freshwater resources and their associated biodiversity are being integrated into state and national water management frameworks. By examining several examples from across the United States and around the world the presentation will outline the similarities and differences among the approaches used in water management policies and describe some of the most effective examples that explicitly link the goals of providing water to meet human needs with the goals of protecting freshwater resources. The presentation will describe how new tools and improved science is informing the development of these policies and programs and offering solutions that previously were impractical. This was recorded at a Connecticut College conference on water scarcity.
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New concepts for a decentralized water management for the Middle East are being developed in the international research project SMART (Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies). The Middle East is one of the worst water shortage regions in the world. Together with colleagues from Jordan, Palestine and Israel, researchers from the Helmholtz Center are exploring ways to stabilize the water supply in this region. The main goal is to use scarce resources in the best possible way, therefore enabling the reuse of wastewater cycles, while at the same time taking into account religious provisions. A Film by Thomas Falkner & André Künzelmann
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Cape Town, South Africa's water crisis has hit everyone in the city, as restrictions make daily life a challenge. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta The profound water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is affecting the rich and poor, tourists and hosts. In this short doc produced by the German political advocacy group Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Tadzio Müller demonstrates just what it means to live on 50 liters (13.2 gallons) of water per day. In a city where the underprivileged already faced insufficient water resources, the middle class, the government, environmentalists, and engineers are all focused on how to get by—and how to prevent this disaster in the future. But, as Müller notes, current trends mean similar shortages could arise in other places around the world. To learn more about the foundation, visit https://www.rosalux.org How Cape Town's Residents Are Surviving the Water Crisis—For Now | National Geographic https://youtu.be/XxZAqswJfL4 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Griffiths saw the rural population turned out in force to first hear what the Murray Darling Basin Authority had to tell them about the savage cuts to their water supply would virtually destroy the community and business and then how the social costs had not been taken in consideration. After hearing of this some of listeners then reacted and took things into their own hands as this video shows. It is feared that under the Murray Darling Basin Authority regional populations can look forward to the following. Welcome to the world of the Dole, Dustbowls and Disasters and rest of us can look forward to another price hike in our food supply and more imported inferior food of doubtful quality. Support the truth in labelling www.truthinlabelling.com Join the national foods Australia company product boycott See our additional videos on this subject at our youtube channel the watcher8271
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indira gandhi panchayati raj and gramin vikas sansthan, european union, innovative planning and management of scarce water resources, water management program in rajasthan, water management workshop in jodhpur, jodhpur news
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Water is getting scarce. Agriculture is the number one user of water worldwide. If dry areas of the world aren't careful, their agriculture will soon be in big trouble. Morocco is a good example of a country that has woken up to its water problems.
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Sara Mitchell presents at "Visualizing Equitable and Sustainable Communities in Iowa" on April 25, 2019. Public Policy Center University of Iowa
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This story originally aired on PBS NewsHour on Nov. 17, 2008. In the Indian state of Rajasthsan, farmers have accused Coca-Cola factories of drawing too heavily on the area's water supplies and contributing to pollution. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the controversy and the claims of both the company and its critics.
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Created for the Water Day Film Festival. There is no shortage of ways that you can make a difference. For more information on how you can help end the water crisis in your lifetime go to water.org Revised version with proper credits is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgOjtIwoqeI If you want to repost the video please use that one! Thanks!
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Climate change in West Africa poses a pressure on scarce water resources. Presenting the work of West Africal civil society organisations ENDA Tiers Monde (Senegal), Tenmiya (Mauritania), Ofedi (Benin) and Amade Pelcode (Mali) and supported by the Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC) programme supported by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) (London). This film was presented at the UNFCCC COP13 in December 2007, Bali, Indonesia. For more information contact Salimata Wade: [email protected] at ENDA Senegal
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Back in the 1950s, an Israeli engineer and inventor developed the first modern drip irrigation system. It was a much-needed invention in the arid climate and water scarcity faced by a Middle Eastern nation. And, today, it is probably the world's most valued agro-technology. Since then, Israeli experts have come up with many new and innovative agricultural technologies for optimal water usage and conservation, with one major goal in mind: grow more with less.
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Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affects everything in life. Health. Education. Food security. And the lives of women and children, especially. We can end the water crisis in our lifetime. But first we have to let everyone know it's happening. Learn how water changes everything -- and share this with everyone you know. Learn more at http://cwtr.org/2kpkwsz Written by charity: water + Jonathan Jarvis Animation by Jonathan Jarvis Voiceover by Kristen Bell Score and sound effects by Douglas Kaufman
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UNICEF correspondent Sarah Crowe reports from Somalia on the drought in the Horn of Africa and Somalia's conflict over water. Credits: Producer:Sarah Crowe
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Heather Williams, associate professor of politics (PO), Richard Hazlett, professor of geology and Stephen Pauley Chair in Environmental Analysis (PO), and Branwen Williams, assistant professor of environmental science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, discuss global water issues and climate change. Heather Williams: "Enough for All? The Challenge of Ensuring Clean, Safe Water for a Thirsty World" Richard Hazlett: "Pollution, Energy Development and Water Resources: A Global 3-D Nexus of Concern." Branwen Williams: "Implications of the Changing Climate for Future Water Use" http://www.taipdconference.com/
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United Nations, New York, November 2011 - In Kenya, the International Atomic Energy Agency is helping farmers make the most of limited water resources. Innovative irrigation and nuclear techniques enable communities to grow stronger crops while protecting the environment. UN in Action program #1319 http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1319.pdf
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Scientists say severe, prolonged drought and soaring temperatures were major factors in the wildfires that destroyed thousands of hectares of forest and woodlands in the western United States last year. They predict those conditions might continue to threaten both the region's forests and its scarce water resources. Now a team of scientists in New Mexico's Valles Caldera National Preserve is trying to restore the damaged forest land. They're also trying to find ways to conserve water in a region that climate change is making increasingly dry. VOA's Zulima Palacio visited the region and has the story.
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Here are some interesting facts about Barbados' water resources. water sustains life and access to clean water is a human right...however man of us tend to take it for granted, even those of us that live in water scarce nations like Barbados. Here we will discuss some water facts and the management of water resources here in beautiful Bimshire! Tags: Water Resources Water deliver, water companies, bottled water, water scarcity, waterborne diseases, health
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English/Nat Water is a scarce and precious resource in many parts of the world, including the Middle East. As China hosts World Water Day (Friday) with the theme "Water for Thirsty Cities", Palestinians and Israelis are still trying to resolve the problem of who has rights to water sources. Top of the agenda when Israel and the Palestinians begin final peace talks in May is the issue of water. Israel still controls of all water sources inside Israel and the West Bank. But Palestinians say they want to control underground aquifers that are in their own areas. One of the main areas of contention is the Western Aquifer inside the West Bank. Palestinians claim Israel takes more water than it is allowed from this source and is seriously endangering it. The village of Ein Eirik is one of the lucky ones. There is a spring near the village mosque which is plentiful all year round. But village girls must still carry the water from the spring to their homes, as there are no pipes. Hygiene levels are low as villagers do their washing in the same spring that they take drinking water from. This is the only source of water in the area. Dr. Abdel Rahman Tamimi, Chief Palestinian Hydrologist, has long negotiated with Israel over water. SOUNDBITE: (English) There is a large gap between Palestinian water and Israeli water. I mean, the consumption average on the Palestinian side is 140 cubic metres per capita - the allowed consumption. In Israeli settlements it is about 600 cubic meters. If you look at the price, we pay three times more then Israelis. And the quality of water which we drink is less then the quality that is provided to the Israeli settlers. SUPERCAPTION: Dr. Abdel Rahman Tamimi, Chief Palestinian Hydrologist Ahmad Abed Kadoos lives with his family about three miles from the village and cannot rely on the spring. He has built an underground holding hole for the water he collects from the rains. In the summer he has to buy his water from trucks, and the price is very high. The water problem facing the Middle East will have to be resolved soon for there to be a comprehensive peace in the region. The Palestinians say that Israel must give up its occupier's attitude concerning water. Israel insists that it is within its rights. But water is short for everyone here. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/72cf25d92b9d91a79a627a1970588469 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Home to twelve of the world's driest countries, the Middle East faces a growing water crisis threatening agriculture and regional security. How are governments responding, and what more needs to be done to mitigate the affects of water scarcity?
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As drought ravages Karamoja sub-region and people and animals die of starvation, conflict may soon erupt over scarce pasture and water for animals. Hundreds of Turkana pastoralists from neighbouring Kenya have crossed over to Karamoja in search of pasture and water. This has put pressure on the scarce resources and the Karimojong are not impressed. In this fifth and last part of our series Lives in Peril, Solomon Kaweesa, looks at the resource pressures in Karamoja Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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Over the coming two decades, up to 40 per cent of the world’s population will face absolute water scarcity. One solution to this problem is smart water, a portfolio of new technologies and techniques that allow us to better manage our water resources, argues economist Dr. David Lloyd Owen. Original article: https://mega.online/articles/smart-water/ Dr. David Lloyd Owen: https://mega.online/authors/dr-david-lloyd-owen/ Click here to subscribe to Mega on Youtube: https://goo.gl/niddT3 Check out Mega’s full article list at: https://mega.online/articles/ Follow Mega on Twitter: https://twitter.com/megaonline Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/M3ga.online/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mega.online/ Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mega-online
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In World101x we look at the world using an anthropological lens in order to shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture. This video features UQ anthropologist Sally Babidge who talks about the relationships between the indigenous peoples in the Atacama and the mining companies and how that affects water resources. Want to know more? Register on edX now: http://goo.gl/kw88f5
Razan Ahmad Al-Roud, Head of the GIS Department for the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation, sheds light on how Jordan is striving to better manage its water resources in a scarce environment. A video interview by Naif Mohammed Abu-Lohom, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist with the World Bank, on the sidelines of the 2nd Technical Deep Dive on Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management in Japan.
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Throughout 2015, ICCG is running a series of webinars on their current hot topic: water. This recording is the second webinar filmed as part of this series. It is entitled "Managing Water Scarcity. An economics perspective from California". The webinar was given by Frank Convery and Matthew-Zaragoza Watkins (Environmental Defense Fund) on the 6 November 2015.
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Water is critical to America's social, economic, and ecological well-being. Yet, more than 70 percent of the western United States is in the grip of an ongoing drought that shows no signs of ending. The water crisis is as much an economic issue as an environmental one, and demands focused national attention. On Oct. 20, 2014, the Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a forum and released new papers highlighting opportunities for improving water management in the United States in the face of scarce water supplies. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1nBiMMY
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This was a successful IWRA event with academics and practitioners from various regions of the world discussing how to address complex questions posed by adapting water quality guidelines to accurately reflect different qualities and uses so that our scarce water resources can be best used. The panel discussed how to better address water reuse and other practices, where few national guidelines exist with less considerations from the users' perspective. This 90-minute event was based on themes discussed in the Special Issue of Water International (Vol. 43, Issue 3) and in the forthcoming policy brief on this same topic. It is also a continuation of IWRA’s work on this topic and forms part of its contribution this year to the 8th World Water Forum. Nearly 70 registrants participated in this webinar, while distinguished speakers included Heather Bond, Project Officer, International Water Resources Association; Henning Bjornlund, Professor in Water Policy and Management, University of South Australia; Birgitta Liss Lymer, Director, Water Governance, Stockholm International Water Institute; Anna Robak, Research Manager, Innovation and Future Ready, WSP Canada; and, Yuliya Vystavna, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, the Czech Republic. This webinar was moderated by Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia. Please follow and contribute to subsequent discussions on our LinkedIn channel here: www.linkedin.com/company/international-water-resources-association
A project of the National Research Programme "Sustainable water management" (NRP 61). Prof. Rolf Weingartner presents the research work carried out in the scope of the project: In future, water is likely to become scarcer. How can it be optimally used in dry but intensively utilized regions of the Alps? Climate change as well as societal and economic development will in future significantly modify the offer and consumption of water, and consequently fuel conflicts of interest. Dry valleys in the Alps will be particularly affected, as one has to assume that in these regions water will become even scarcer. At present, the distribution of water is generally organized at the communal level and follows historical norms and regulations. Up to now, water management was mainly orientated towards covering water needs, rather than offer of water resources. In close collaboration with local authorities and stakeholders involved in the water sector of the study area, the Crans-Montana-Sierre region in the Valais, the project aims at developing solutions required for a more sustainable and balanced management and distribution of water. Specific goals are: - Evaluation of present and future availability of water in the Crans-Montana-Sierre region. The Plaine Morte Glacier and the water diversion systems used today will also be examined. - Evaluation of water use by different user groups. Assessment of future water use, taking into consideration societal and economic changes. In this way, possible areas of conflict can be identified. - Evaluation of the presently existing legal and practical organization of water management. Development of options for a more adequate water distribution, for adapted irrigation techniques, and for coping with future challenges. The possible effects of the developed solutions on the different water uses will be assessed.
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BRII Challenge 4: Improve transparency and reliability of water market information, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR). Enhancing water market transparency will improve community confidence in Australia’s markets and thus contribute to sustainable management of scarce water resources. Check out: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Business-Research-and-Innovation-Initiative/Improve-transparency-and-reliability-of-water-market-information
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