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2018, 22nd March

World Water Day (WWD) 2018

On 22 March every year, the world celebrates the World Water Day.

According to the 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018 - http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/2018-nature-based-solutions/), launched on 19 March, several factors, among which population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns are increasing the global demand for water at a rate of about 1%. At the same time, water-related risks and disasters, such as floods and droughts associated with an increasing temporal variability of water resources due to climate change, result in immense and growing human and economic losses globally.

Focusing attention on such an essential resource is crucial for the environment and for our socio-economic systems. But solutions are hard to find. This is why CLARA project is working hard to design climate services also focused on the water resource. Have a look at the climate services included in the project (http://www.clara-project.eu/services/): 8 out of 14 services deal with water related hazards, disaster risk reduction and water resource management:

Among the number of events (http://worldwaterday.org/events-map/) taking place these days in the world, we highlight the conference “The Blue Challenges and Opportunities: from strategies to actions” (Parma, Italy), organized by Regione Emilia Romagna and focused on the governance and innovation in policies to combat climate change and its impact on water resources and agriculture (http://www.labirintodacque.it/en/programme/23-march/).

2018, 22nd March

World Water Day (WWD) 2018

 

On 22 March every year, the world celebrates the World Water Day.

According to the 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018 - http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/2018-nature-based-solutions/), launched on 19 March, several factors, among which population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns are increasing the global demand for water at a rate of about 1%. At the same time, water-related risks and disasters, such as floods and droughts associated with an increasing temporal variability of water resources due to climate change, result in immense and growing human and economic losses globally.

Focusing attention on such an essential resource is crucial for the environment and for our socio-economic systems. But solutions are hard to find. This is why CLARA project is working hard to design climate services also focused on the water resource. Have a look at the climate services included in the project (http://www.clara-project.eu/services/): 8 out of 14 services deal with water related hazards, disaster risk reduction and water resource management:

Among the number of events (http://worldwaterday.org/events-map/) taking place these days in the world, we highlight the conference “The Blue Challenges and Opportunities: from strategies to actions” (Parma, Italy), organized by Regione Emilia Romagna and focused on the governance and innovation in policies to combat climate change and its impact on water resources and agriculture (http://www.labirintodacque.it/en/programme/23-march/).