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At COP28, the UAE introduced a Water Agenda, emphasizing freshwater ecosystem preservation and enhancement.

Floods stand out as a conspicuous consequence of climate variations, and a surge in global flooding incidents has been evident since September, including the recent events in New York, USA. Simultaneously, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, characterized as the world's most water-scarce area, concerns revolve around drought and land deterioration. These factors exacerbate the region's vulnerability, diminishing the capacity of soil and ecosystems to absorb sudden precipitation.
With the MENA Regional Climate Week on the horizon, the spotlight turns to climate change's influence on water resources. On a global scale, our freshwater reservoirs, encompassing rivers, lakes, and wetlands, are experiencing mounting pressure due to climate impacts, posing threats to food security and biodiversity. Consequently, safeguarding and rehabilitating these resources assumes paramount significance.
During this year's World Water Week, the United Arab Emirates, holding the presidency for UNFCCC COP28, introduced its Water Agenda, with a central emphasis on freshwater ecosystems. Notably, the 10th of December is designated as the Food, Agriculture, and Water Day at COP28, during which the UAE will host a high-level event to spotlight commitments and future actions regarding the Freshwater Challenge.

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  • Rashid Kamau

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    Floods are made more likely by the more extreme weather patterns caused by long-term global climate change#The only option is to deal with climate change beforehand.

    • Munene Mugambi

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      With good drainage systems and water storage, we wouldn't have issues with floods. All countries should be responsible for developing an agenda to solve drought and flood problems

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