Users of wetlands in the Nile River basin are increasingly confronted with tough trade-offs, as wetland areas become overexploited, deteriorate and ultimately fail to provide the benefits that communities and ecosystems depend on.
The Nile Water Lab is a new web platform that presents a wide range of views on irrigation projects along the Nile, both views from people on the ground and views that are usually hidden away in policy reports and journal articles.
Much time, money and energy has been put into trialing greywater treatment technology in Jordan, but success rates are low. What can be learned from the work that has already been done to spread the use of the technology, both in Jordan and in Egypt?
The recurrent threat of both flooding and drought looms large over many parts of the Mekong region. This variability is natural but is increasing due to climate change. Their destructive effects can be either relieved or compounded depending on the way dams are operated.
While satellites and aircrafts are increasingly being used to collect data on weather and climate, ground-based weather stations are important for providing long-term information on climate. One project is working to install FreeStations in the Volta Basin.
Groundwater already provides a critical lifeline for water-stressed communities, and competition for this valuable resource will only increase as almost half of the global population is expected to experience severe water scarcity by 2030. So how do we ensure its sustainable use?