Celebrated in its heyday as the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea shrunk dramatically after the two major rivers that fed its waters were diverted in the 1960s to irrigate cotton and rice…

Benoît Bosquet |

Celebrated in its heyday as the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea shrunk dramatically after the two major rivers that fed its waters were diverted in the 1960s to irrigate cotton and rice…

Benoît Bosquet |

Во время недавнего посещения  города Чартак в Наманганской области Узбекистана я была поражена, увидев красоты этих мест. Здесь, в прямом и переносном смысле, у меня открылось второе дыхание. Этот…

Rosanna Nitti |

Hiking recently around Chartak in Uzbekistan’s Namangan Region, I was struck by the area’s natural beauty and literally (and figurately) got my second breadth. At 650 meters above sea level, this…

Rosanna Nitti |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Rainwater harvesting for drip irrigation, Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Photo credit: Wisions.net Everybody depends on it; there is no substitute for it if we run out; in some places, it’s more…

Jonas Jägermeyr |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Bidgood, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

La France vient d’accueillir la COP21 et de mener à bien les négociations pour une issue qui a été qualifiée de franc succès : l’Accord de Paris de 2015. Ce texte a obtenu l’adhésion de 196 pays…

Jonathan Walters, Silvia Pariente-David |

انتهت باريس لتوها من استضافة مؤتمر الأمم المتحدة الحادي والعشرين حول تغير المناخ: اتفاقية باريس 2015. حقق المؤتمر توافقا في الآراء بين 196 بلدا بشأن أكثر القضايا الدولية تعقيدا وصعوبة في زمننا-…

جوناثان وولترز, سيلفيا باريينت ديفيد |

France has just hosted COP21 to a very successful conclusion: the 2015 Paris Agreement. This achieved consensus among 196 countries on the most complex and challenging global issue of our time –…

Jonathan Walters, Silvia Pariente-David |