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World fresh water supply
Water is the life force of our planet, but only 1 per cent of all the freshwater on Earth is available for human use.
01 Mar 2010 - by GRID-Arendal
Water for food
The volume of water required to produce different food products varies enourmously, as do the waste products.
01 Mar 2010 - by GRID-Arendal
Population increase and water resources
The world’s water resources will not change, but the human population and its demands on supply are growing rap- idly. Meeting these demands will require wise investment in how we use and reuse our water (UN Water Statis...
01 Mar 2010 - by GRID-Arendal
Wastewater, Health and Human well being - Investing in water supply and sanitation
Investment to improve basic access to a safe water source and sanitation (WHO scenario A) can have a significant return with the largest impact on health in particular averting diarrhoea cases and time saved (increasing ...
01 Mar 2010 - by GRID-Arendal
Child mortality rates
Child mortality rates by cause and region, 2004. Source: WHO, 2008.
01 Mar 2010 - by GRID-Arendal
Converting water into red meat
Production of red meat has a significant demand on water with impacts on quality.
01 Mar 2010 - by GRID-Arendal
Logging in the Congo river basin forest
China is the largest consumer of logs from the DRC, buying near 38% of the roundwood produced in official statistics in 2008 (Ministère des Eaux, Forêts, Chasses et Pêches du DRC, 2009). However, the official numbers onl...
17 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Mining the conflict - Importing from Kivu war zone
Accessibility to minerals and illegal exploitation has been central in the conflict and in financing continued warfare in the DRC.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Mining the forest
Mining and deforestation.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Ebola - A Central Africa decennal course - 1994-2003
Ebola epidemic outbreaks across the Congo Basin are a significant threat to gorillas, and also impact the few remaining populations less exposed to poaching and habitat loss.
06 Mar 2010 - by GRID-Arendal
The Walikale community gorilla reserve
The Walikale community gorilla reserve.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Mineral deposits in eastern Congo
Mineral deposits in eastern Congo are at the heart of conflict and the continued unhindered transport across borders and the funds from companies based in the EU and Asia are key to the continuation of environmental crim...
01 Mar 2010 - by Emmanuelle Bournay
Multinational companies in the EU and in Asia, among other, operate through subsidiary companies in the DRC region and contribute directly or most often indirectly with funds for financing the illegal exploitation of res...
01 Mar 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius
Wood exports from Congo Basin
Companies originating in the EU, and companies based in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Hong Kong (China), India, Malaysia, Thailand, Rwanda, South Africa, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The Russian Federation, The Unite...
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Taxation system in eastern DR Congo conflict zone - Part of CNDP incomes from local resources
Militias and collaborating subsidiary companies or dealers are involved in everything from road “taxes” and “taxes” on local impoverished populations to massive scale exploitation of minerals, timber and charcoal.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Even though the logging concessions fall out- side of the protected areas, it is not uncommon – due to lack of resources for enforcement – that companies log inside protected areas, where often more valuable timber is pr...
01 Mar 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius
Charcoal illegal trade
As valuable timber becomes rare outside of parks, militias enter parks and illegally cut and produce charcoal inside parks – even the best protected park of the Virungas housing large shares of the Worlds remaining mount...
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccaro Pravettoni
Charcoal business in Virunga area
Charcoal business in the Virunga area.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Under siege - Gorrila territory affected by war, mining and logging
The pressure on protected areas by militias and refugees in Eastern DRC.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
The bushmeat chain reaction
As many of the parks and surrounding forests have lost 50–80% of their wildlife species, typically antelopes, zebras and other ungulates, the poachers are increasingly targeting primates including gorillas, bonobos and c...
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni