Flood risks affect almost 2 billion people worldwide, and climate change and unplanned urbanization will further increase these risks. To better manage the risks and build more resilient…

Chris Fischer, Peyo Stanchev |

This year's Utility of the Future (UoF) Global Youth Challenge focused on helping the Nkana Water Supply and Sanitation Company Ltd., in Kitwe, Zambia, address inefficient water and energy…

Camilo Lombana Cordoba, Karin Gallandat, Federico Perez Penalosa, Lara Egbeola-Martial, Nicolai Thorball, Favour Eragbie, Muriisa Christian, Yaw Adjei Abrampah, Fernando Armendaris Puente |

As climate change diminishes the availability of surface water in Africa, groundwater has emerged as a vital untapped resource. But in the Sahel, a global hotspot for climate change and one of the…

François Bertone, Yeli Mariam Dakoure Sou |

In 2019, Chennai, India, reached "Day Zero": a day that all of its reservoirs ran dry and no water was left. To protect against future water crises and extreme weather events, the city…

Ravikumar Joseph |

In marking World Toilet Day on November 19, we want to reaffirm the World Bank’s support to the Kyrgyz Republic in raising living standards of its citizens: improving people’s access to safe water…

Tatiana Proskuryakova, Naveed Hassan Naqvi, Jyldyz Djakypova |

Around 80 percent of Central Asia’s limited arable land area is irrigated and, in many countries, agriculture contributes substantially to national export earnings. The region’s irrigation and…

Winston Yu, Wafaa ElKhoury |

The climate change crisis is impacting food production systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and transforming food insecurity into a humanitarian crisis. With 660 million people risking starvation…

Abednego Brandy Opey, Azeez Tobi Abubakar, Botho Bahumi Motlhanka, Faisal Adukke Shuaib, Judy Gitahi |

With about a third of the world’s water resources, Latin America has the highest water endowment per capita, nearly four times the global average. Even so, as many as 150 million people or about a…

Anna Wellenstein, Midori Makino |

The government of Bangladesh disaggregates the country's 64 districts into six ecological zones based on hydrological characteristics and climate risks. This plan deems 58 districts to be “…

Wameq Azfar Raza, Keiko Inoue |