The SDGs in the Global North: Native Americans Lack Access to Water

Illustrating the Importance of Water in the Navajo Nation Photo: Dig Deep

Av: Alice Antoniou och Julia Mühlhauser

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.

19 december, 2020, English, Magazine, News article, Nyhet

Rent vatten är ett nyckelmål i Agenda 2030

Kvinnor tvättar kläder i en flod.

Jordens vattenresurser måste förvaltas både långsiktigt hållbart och rättvist, skriver Viktor Sundman. Foto: Andrés Gómez/Pixabay

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

Ny artikelserie: Vatten och utveckling

While soft-drink producers are making their sodas cheaper than ever, San Cristóbal in Mexico is running out of water. Photo: Pixabay.

Av: Kansliet

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

When Soda Replaces Water

While soft-drink producers are making their sodas cheaper than ever, San Cristóbal in Mexico is running out of water. Photo: Pixabay.

Av: Fredrik Björksten

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 […]

17 juni, 2019, Editorial, English, Magazine

Water as a human right

Should the access to water be privatised or should it be free for everyone? Photo: United Nations Photo/Flickr.

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.

17 juni, 2019, English, Magazine, Opinion

Disastrous floods after prolonged droughts have challenged Iran

The historic Kashkan bridge was damaged in the recent flood. Photo: Ali Mostafanezhad.

Av: Seyyed Hasan Hosseini

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.

17 juni, 2019, English, Guest piece, Magazine

Droughts and climate change are drivers of religious extremism

The overlapping causes of Lake Chad’s humanitarian crisis pose a big challenge to the international community. Photo: EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie, Flickr.

Av: Johanna Caminati Engström

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.

17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Building the Tallest Dam in the World

Vakhsh River, Tajikistan. Photo: Wikimedia

Av: Jonathan Wirths och Tessa Stockburger

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.

17 juni, 2019, English, Long read, Magazine

When Agriculture Smothers the Ocean

Algae blooms occur when the water is polluted with excessive nutrients. Photo: F. Lamiot/Flickr.

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.

17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine