Climate change 'could worsen lack of water security'

9 August 2010

Efforts must be made to ensure water remains a priority when people are making decisions over the state of the environment.

This is according to an article from Inter Press Service, which stated: "Water is at the heart of the impacts of climate change."

Dr Ania Grobicki, executive secretary of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), was quoted as saying: "Lack of water security will be exacerbated by climate change, which directly threatens food security."

GWP has already worked to construct sanitation facilities in parts of Africa and trained people regarding rainwater harvesting.

Dr Grobicki explains there must be careful planning when it comes to water infrastructure, to ensure all aspects of communities benefit from any improvements.

And technology to save the commodity - such as drip irrigation - has "huge potential", she added.

Founded in 1996 by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the GWP is supported by a range of countries, including the UK, US, Canada and France.  

Categories: Water

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