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30 Sep 2016 description
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Overview

The people of the Arab region face an uncertain future. Millions are fleeing their homes to escape violence and millions more remain trapped by conflict or in occupied territory. The expanding population is placing increasing strain on the environment through unsustainable consumption of limited water supplies and abundant energy resources. The rentier economy that prevails in many countries has proven unable to adapt to new realities or absorb the growing and increasingly youthful labour force.

30 Aug 2016 description
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Hundreds of Millions Face Health Risk as Water Pollution Rises Across Three Continents

19 Jun 2012 description
Executive Summary

Results of UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water Management

Rio de Janeiro, 19 June 2012 – Over 80 per cent of countries have reformed their water laws in the past twenty years as a response to growing pressures on water resources from expanding populations, urbanization and climate change.

In many cases, such water reforms have had positive impacts on development, including improvements to drinking water access, human health and water efficiency in agriculture.