Practically every development challenge of the 21st century – food security, managing rapid urbanization, energy security, environmental protection, adapting to climate change – requires urgent attention to water resources management.
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October 8, 2014 — The World Bank Group recently brought officials and practitioners from several Asian countries on a study tour to the Netherlands, a key development partner with over 400 years of experience in managing water resources and protecting its population and cities from the devastating effects of flooding. Read More »
September 29, 2014 — Given the challenges facing the water sector, ranging from increased competition for scarce resources to increasing water pollution and climate change to an unfinished agenda of providing basic water services for the poor, a recent conference brought together water economists and development practitioners to focus on these pressing issues.Read More »
September 2, 2014 — Energy and water security are crucial to human and economic development. The two resources are now more interconnected than ever -- water is needed in almost all energy generation processes, from generating hydropower, to cooling and other purposes in thermal power plants, to extracting and processing fuels. Read More »
July 1, 2014 — Modern agricultural techniques including irrigation schemes and laser land leveling have increased productivity in farm lands and brought prosperity to farmers, with the assistance of an ARTF and World Bank project.Read More »
May 23, 2014 — Africa's river basins are home to nearly 500 million people, or 65% of the continent's population. Managing these resources is critical for economic growth and vital for boosting electricity, irrigating land and supplying households with clean, usable water.Read More »