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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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Qaraoun Lake in Lebanon

Webinar: Towards stronger IWRM implementation in the Arab Region

The recent Status Report on the Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Arab Region reveals a keen need for accelerated action. This webinar on July 26th will inform on the report’s key findings, discuss the key enablers for IWRM implementation, and lay out the support available to countries in reporting, planning, and implementing IWRM.

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an orchard being irrigated

Five threats to the water that sustains our farms

Over the past decades, innovations like synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides have helped humanity dramatically increase the amount of food it grows. Now, a continual decline of the world’s freshwater reserves is beginning to threaten this time of plenty.

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a lake at sunset

UNEP-DHI Newsletter: June 2022 

Nature-based solutions for flash flood mitigation, early warning systems for macroplastic litter in rivers, matchmaking between water managers and water technology solution providers… see our project highlights in our brand-new Newsletter.

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