Our region must ensure water for the present and the future with actions to mitigate climate change, a bell that also favors economic and social welfare. This is the theme of the Focus in the Americas sessions during World Water Week. The consequences of climate change are irreversible as a result of decades of human action on the planet. This dire reality, highlighted in … [Read more...] about Resilient and efficient: a new normality for Latin America and the Caribbean
This month we celebrate World Water Day and the United Nations has invited us to reflect on an increasingly meaningful question: What is water worth to you? Most, if not all, people would agree that water is invaluable. After all, there’s a reason it’s called the “vital fluid.” Sadly, we appear to be treating water as the exact opposite of that precept – and we’ve begun to … [Read more...] about Our vital liquid, really?
The Caribbean has a plan to mitigate and adapt to the effects of global climate change while improving the efficient and sustainable exploitation of its water resources with the Regional Strategic Action Plan for Building Governance and Resilience in the Water Sector (RSAP). The RSAP was ratified at the 15th High-Level Forum for Caribbean Ministers Responsible for Water held in … [Read more...] about The Caribbean has a plan for securing water resources in the face of climate change
By Eugenio Barrios | Policy and Development Director | WWF-Mexico Mexico, like the majority of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, suffers from the overexploitation of its water resources in the most populated and most productivity relevant areas of the country. This causes loss of biodiversity and also poses a major challenge for water management, since it hampers … [Read more...] about Our most precious reserves: water
Brazilian water company case demonstrates return on investment for natural solutions *by Daniel Shemie, Timm Kroeger and Claudio Klemz, The Nature Conservancy Balneário Camboriú is both a famous Brazilian beach destination and a water supply management puzzle. The population of the city is just 170,000 year-round but swells to over 800,000 during the summer high season. Like … [Read more...] about BRAZILIAN WATER COMPANY CASE DEMONSTRATES RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR NATURAL SOLUTIONS