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How satellite imagery can help farmers grow “more crop per drop”

Water scarcity in North Africa and the Near East could have severe consequences for food production— something the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says will intensify with climate change.

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Tajikistan’s sectoral reform must prioritize sanitation and drinking water for most vulnerable – UN expert

Progress has been made in ongoing reform of the water sector in Tajikistan, a United Nations rights expert noted at the end of his recent mission to the country, and he urged the Government to maximize its rich water resource through national legislation, policies, budget and their implementation for the poor and marginalized.

Water and sanitation “key” to eliminating cholera in Haiti

Despite the progress that has been made in reducing the number of reported cholera cases in Haiti, more investment in water and sanitation is still needed to eliminate the disease.

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In Tajikistan, Ban highlights importance of safe water, sanitation and human rights

Kicking off a high-level event on water in Tajikistan today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged nations in the region and beyond to renew their commitment to safe water and sanitation as the international community forges ahead with the post-2015 development agenda and climate change intensifies the need to act.

Nuclear technology contributes to managing Nile water

Nuclear technology is playing its role in the management of valuable water resources along the River Nile in Africa.

The Nile River Basin is an expansive area of groundwater found around the river itself, covering some 3.2 million square kilometers.

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UN warns of 2050 deadline for dwindling water supplies, urges government action

Although the world’s water supplies are expected to remain sufficient for a global population of nine billion in 2050, continuing overconsumption and the impact of climate change will diminish their availability in many of the planet’s neediest regions, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report.