Rural communities hope the drafting of a new constitution will dismantle water privatisation in Chile and recognise the right to access water
Already bearing heavy costs from climate change, Indian farmers fear the government’s market reforms will drive them deeper into debt
NEWS: As more people live in cities, researchers find denser settlements with more green spaces are best for wellbeing
Monday’s top 5: UK accused of “bribing councils” with fracking money, China’s wetlands shrink by 9%, and China prepares for a nationwide carbon trading scheme
Singapore and Western Sahara face toughest competition for water resources, while China and US are equally pushed
Study shows that 11% of world population will face fight for resources if world continues on path to hit 3.5C warming
COP18: New report finds the Arab region especially vulnerable to climate change, with five countries setting new temperature records in 2010.
Soaring populations, ambitious infrastructure projects and the effects of climate change will all combine to put pressure on the most precious resource of all – water
Unpredictable rainfall patterns force migrations in pursuit of resources, often leading to conflict, according to Rejoice Mabudafhasi, South Africa’s Deputy Minister for Water & Environmental Affairs.
This week’s photo of the week illustrates the importance of having freshwater supplies and the threats placed on these supplies by climate change.
As part of our Rio+20 series focused on business and sustainable development we examine how a value chain orientation to water stewardship could help protect supplies.
Watergy represents the strong link between water and energy. The Alliance to Save Energy explains how they have implemented their efficiency programme across the planet.
Successful clean energy and water management policies must recognise relationship between the two, says Stockholm Environment Institute.
UN climate change chief calls selection of Qatar as host of next UN climate change summit, a “great opportunity”.
The challenges facing policy makers at this summer’s Rio+20 have evolved significantly since 1992. RTCC looks though the major changes in the world from cattle stock growth to cattle class passengers via climate change and urbanisation.
One designer aims to find a solution for the 1.2 billion people still without access to clean and safe water.