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Renewing America

Renewing America

Hydraulic Pressures

Author: James E. Nickum

Three new books about water agree that the world is facing serious water crises but have very different ideas about how to address them, especially when it comes to deciding what roles the public and private sectors have to play.

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Analysis Brief

Dry and Destitute, Niger Languishes

Niger's long-running cycle of drought threatens to cause a new round of food shortages affecting millions, world relief agencies warn. International agencies, donor states, and NGOs are debating a way to break a different cycle: treating poor African states as short-term crises rather than funding longer-term solutions.

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UN-Water: Coping with Water Scarcity

Conscious of the increasing pressure on limited water resources, UN-Water has identified water scarcity as the theme for World Water Day 2007. This report reflects on the challenges posed by the unsustainable increase in water use and its degradation across the globe.

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IPCC: Freshwater resources and their management

Authors: Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz and Luis José Mata

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on climate change to assess the scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant for understanding the risk of human-induced climate change. The IPCC was created by the United Nations in 1988, and is widely seen as the leading body of scientific experts in the field of climate change research.

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