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Herders walking along Lake Turkana

The rising waters of Lake Turkana: a story of friend turned foe 

Lake Turkana and its river basins are vital for the people, economies and wildlife of both Kenya and Ethiopia. Given the region’s historic vulnerability to drought, it was a surprise to many when devastating floods hit lakeside settlements in 2020. However, a recent study by the UNEP-DHI indicates that such floods may become a more regular occurrence in years to come…

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Countries must step up efforts to protect freshwater sources, say experts 

Despite their outsized benefits to society, climate, biodiversity, and economies, freshwater ecosystems are persistently undervalued in political and economic decision-making. As the cascading impacts of the climate crisis on freshwater ecosystems become increasingly apparent, it is urgent for countries to step up efforts to protect these invaluable systems.

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