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Access to safe water in rural and urban areas in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s total annual renewable freshwater resources amount to 20 cubic km per year, and although the country experiences quality and dry season problems at present, continued pressure on the resource will lead to wat...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Proportion of population without access to improved sanitation in Zambia
The proportion of national population without sustainable access to an improved water source had dropped below 40 per cent by 2008 and is on course to meet the MDG target of 25.5 per cent by 2015. With respect to sanitat...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Access to safe water for the urban and rural population in Zambia
Although Zambia has serious challenges of water pollution arising from contamination by sewage and toxic industrial chemicals in mining areas, the country continues to sustain the provision of improved water supply to ur...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Freshwater availability per capita in Zambezi River Basin countries
The water flow in the Zambezi river is estimated at 3 600 cu m per second. This represents about 87 mm/year of equivalent rainfall and less than 10 per cent of the average rainfall in the basin (Shela 2000). The average...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Water footprint
In the past decade the Asia-Pacific region has become the largest consumer of natural resources in the world. This includes water, raw materials and energy resources. Water resources are unevenly distributed in the r...
08 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Moving towards a low carbon green growth
Energy e ciency in Asia selected countries
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Industry water withdrawal
Water withdrawal by Industry sector in selected Asian countries
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Water supply and wastewater treatment
Average water consumption and water treatment facilities in selected Asian cities
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Recent flood events in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region
Extreme vulnerability to natural hazards among countries in South Asia is cyclical and repeatedly causes major setbacks in the socioeconomic and equitable development of the region. According to UN estimates major d...
09 Mar 2012 - by GRID-Arendal
Millennium Development Goals Access to sanitation in Asia
Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility in Asia
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Watering Green Growth in Asia
Ecological water footprint of Asian countries
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Water management in Central Asia: state and impact
The withdrawal of water for irrigated agriculture has caused a social and environmental crisis in the Aral Sea Basin. Drying up of the sea has been accompanied by a wide range of other environmental, economic and social ...
16 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Transboundary river basins of the Balkans, detail
All the Balkan countries are now committed to the European integration progress, with the goal of joining the European Union. They must consequently accept the acquis communautaire and transpose it into their national le...
30 Nov 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Stephane Kluser, Matthias Beilstein, Ieva Rucevska, Cecile Marin, Otto Simonett
Transboundary river basins of the Balkans, overview
Prior to 1992, there were only six transboundary river basins in the Balkans, but after the break-up of former Yugoslavia, the number more than doubled. There are now 13 internationally shared river basins and four trans...
30 Nov 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Stephane Kluser, Matthias Beilstein, Ieva Rucevska, Cecile Marin, Otto Simonett
Water management in Central Asia: state and impact
The graphic shows the effects of the shrinking of the Aral sea, and related issues, on both population migration, and environmental impacts in other areas. It also shows other water problems that could lead to tensions a...
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Qanat
A qanat is a water management system used to secure reliable water supply to human settlements or irrigation in semi-arid and arid regions. Probably originating in Persia, the qanat system has been adopted and developed ...
06 Dec 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni