Tag: water shortages
Climate projections suggest that, by the end of the century, the amount of rain in the Upper Nile basin could increase by up to 20%. But our new paper shows that, despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin.
Governments and development organizations have spent billions of dollars over the past several decades in an attempt to address this inequity in low- and middle-income countries, but the unfortunate reality is that many of these efforts have fallen flat. So how do you create a solution that sticks ?
This East African country’s future is tied to water – a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate
In July the East African nation planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country’s national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change. The initiative ultimately aims to grow 4 billion trees across the country.
Globally, a country is said to experience a serious water scarcity problem if it has less than 500,000 liters of water per person per year, to meet both their daily needs and agricultural needs.