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Timothy Ndegwa

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United Nations

Climate love


Overconsumption and overdevelopment have led the world down a "dangerous path," the report warns.
It has been released just in time for the first big United Nations water summit since 1977.The three-day conference, which starts on Wednesday in New York, will attract thousands of delegates.Water, "humanity's lifeblood," is being depleted due to "unsustainable water use, pollution, and unchecked global warming," according to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Global warming will increase seasonal water shortages in both areas with abundant water and those already strained, according to a study released by UN Water and Unesco, which warns that "scarcity is becoming endemic" due to overconsumption and pollution.
Approximately 10% of the world's population "currently lives in areas that are high or critical water stress," according to the report's primary author, Richard Connor.In an interview with the BBC, he said, "In our report, we say that up to 3.5 billion people live in conditions of water stress at least one month a year."
Approximately half of the world's population presently experiences severe water scarcity for at least part of the year, as stated in the latest UN climate report released Monday by the IPCC expert panel. Mr. Connor told reporters that there are "increasing uncertainties" about the future of the world's water supply.
There will be a global crisis "if we don't address it," he warned,Usha Rao Monari, Associate Administrator of the UNDP, recently told the BBC that better resource management is a priority moving forward.
She argued that the world's water supply would suffice if only it were handled better than it has been in recent decades. "I think that technology and innovation will play a very large role in looking at how to manage the water sector and the use of water," said one expert. "I think that we will have to find new governance models, new finance models, and new models of using water and reusing water than ever before."

UN warns against 'vampiric' global water use

A new report warning of "endemic" water scarcity is released ahead of a three-day water summit.

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About 6,500 people, including 100 ministers and a dozen heads of state and government, are expected to attend the meeting, which is being co-hosted by the governments of Tajikistan and the Netherlands.

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  • zelda ninga

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    Water is everything if we don't change our ways will suffer the later

    • George Kariuki

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      We can do better.

      • rosebellendiritu

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        @george_kariuki yes we can#people of goodwill#

      • Tabitha Kimani

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        10 years ago, we used to have water running in our taps throughout but now we have to do with water rationing.

        • rosebellendiritu

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          @tabitha_kimani and in most cases it's contaminated...we are afraid it will even be more scarce in future if we don't act.

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