Covid-19 has increased awareness of the importance of sanitation globally; however, many face challenges meeting hygiene needs due to difficulties accessing clean water. Native Americans in the United States are particularly hard hit by this issue.
Av: Viktor Sundman
Vatten är grundläggande för att stoppa hunger, ha en god hälsa och producera el och varor. Men om 30 år förväntas fem miljarder människor leva i vattenbrist minst en månad om året. Hur vi hanterar vatten kommer bli avgörande för om vi ska nå de globala målen i Agenda 2030, skriver Viktor Sundman på vatteninstitutet SIWI.
29 april, 2020, Debatt
Runt 12 procent av världens population använder 85 procent av planetens vatten och runt 1.1 miljarder människor lever idag utan tillgång till rent vatten. FUF-Lunds nya nummer "Water and Development" belyser detta viktiga ämne, med texter från Kina, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Jordan, USA och Iran.
17 juni, 2019, Nyhet
In the mountains of southern Mexico lies the city of San Cristóbal with around 170,000 inhabitants. Located in one of the rainiest regions in the country, you might be surprised to learn that many neighbourhoods in San Cristóbal only has running water two days a week. Luckily for the people, however, there’s a local bottling […]
Av: Kathrin Hegger
The supply of water, our most essential natural resource, will face shortages in the coming decades. Water was declared a human right by the UN in 2010. Therefore its accessibility should be ensured. In which way this will be done remains disputed.
Av: Hanna Geschewski
China, source to some of the world’s largest rivers, has pushed for the construction of dams along its river systems at an unprecedented pace. But what does this concentration of power over water resources mean for neighbouring countries?
Heavy rainfall and flooding in late March and early April 2019 affected millions of people in Iran, caused deaths, displacement and catastrophic damage to the infrastructure. This is happening while the country has long suffered from frequent droughts and adaptive management practices are not in place to deal with such fluctuations.
As Boko Haram keeps making the news headlines and with 10.7 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, the crisis in the Lake Chad basin is alarming. Drought, climate change, corrupt governance and religious extremism are only some of the overlapping challenges that the international community faces.
Water has often been a central topic in the relations between the five former Soviet Republics - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The current construction of Rogun Dam on Vakhsh River in Tajikistan illustrates how the demand for water can become the source of various conflicts.
Av: Carolina Yang
Agriculture today feeds off the world’s dwindling freshwater resources, yet is a major polluter to the oceans. Dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the toxic cultivation from industrial agriculture, choking much of the marine life. The integrated effort in food production and diet could allow the ocean to breathe again.