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UN: Deputy UN chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages

30 Mar 2015, UNNC

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson...warned that in a period of 'intensifying disasters, both man-made and natural,' social and economic stresses related to water supply would increasingly flare up, spawning tensions between communities and nations. His remarks come as Member States prepare to roll out a post-2015 development agenda...which may also touch upon issues of issues of water governance and quality to wastewater management and the prevention of natural disasters....


General Facts
  • Population: 922 million (2005)
  • Density: 30 per sq km
  • Total Area: 30,250 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
*: reported


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