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PODCAST: Keeping cross-border water cooperation flowing

PODCAST: Keeping cross-border water cooperation flowing


Water doesn’t respect borders, and 153 countries share basins. Water scarcity is increasing, and so is the potential for conflict: “Water for Cooperation” is one of the key themes of this year’s conference.

On this week’s episode Conor Lennon from UN News speaks to Suleiman Adamu, Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Water Resources, and Sonja Köppel, the Secretary to the UN Water Convention.

The recording took place as part of the SDG Media Zone, on the day that Nigeria joined the Convention, an international instrument designed to help iron out water disputes between countries.

Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa

Audio Credit
UN News/ Conor Lennon
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Photo Credit
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe