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Care for water 'deserves priority'

Source(s):  Independent Online (IOL)

Some water stewardship bodies are urging negotiators to take finance around water issues into consideration for any policy they adopt at the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17), writes Kamcilla Pillay for Independent Online. Dr Pervaiz Amir of the partnership in south Asia said that extreme weather events, such as the recent flooding in Pakistan and the decades-long drought in east Africa, were wake-up calls. "These events show that we need more than disaster management – we need to make a move towards scientific adaptation," he said.

  • Publication date 08 Dec 2011

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