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World Water Day

Unprecedented growth in demands for water are threatening all major development goals, warns the latest edition of the UN World Water Development Report, Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk.  It notes that rising food demand, rapid urbanization and climate change are significantly increasing pressure on global water supplies.  This complex situation requires a radical rethink of the way water is managed, concludes the Report, launched at the World Water Forum in Marseille (France) on 12 March.