Ask anyone in Mongolia what water means to them, and you are likely to hear “supreme treasure” or “blue gold.” The government has referred to water even as “priceless wealth.” Water has…

Esha Zaveri, Rochi Khemka |

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias whereby people vastly overestimate their competence in a given domain, largely as a function of their being unaware of just how much it is they don’t…

Lucy Lytton, Peter Ravenscroft |

Water shaped Africa’s history and will be critical to its future. With one in three people facing water scarcity, the continent is contending with dangerous levels of water stress. But it also has…

Yogita Upadya Mumssen |

The unabated degradation of a single water body can spell great misfortune for millions of people living in a region already weighed down by climate change, fragility, population growth, and…

Mili Varughese, Shyam KC |

The World Bank’s engagement in transboundary waters in West Africa is at a turning point, at a time when the G5 Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are facing…

Laura Bonzanigo, Sanjay Pahuja, Clementine Marie Stip, Cecilia Borgia |

Over the last 20 years, the World Bank has invested US$714 million in 10 regional projects in the four major transboundary river basins in West Africa—Senegal, Niger, Lake Chad, and Volta.

Laura Bonzanigo, Marie-Laure Lajaunie, Richard Abdulnour |

Zambia aims for universal access to safe and affordable water and sanitation services by 2030. Yet, Zambia is one of the countries that missed the MDGs for water and sanitation and is projected to…

Josses Mugabi, Ruth Kennedy-Walker |

Deteriorating water quality has emerged as a threat to global health, sustainability, and economic development.

Esha Zaveri, Jason Russ, Sébastien Desbureaux, Varnitha Kurli, Fréderic Mortier |

The common thread among all of these? Water. Water is essential to curbing the spread of infectious diseases, including the coronavirus. It’s also the primary medium through which we feel the…

Melody Ann Hill Kokoszka |

In the deserts and dryland communities of the Sahel region, the scarcity of water resources threatens livelihoods, agriculture, and even industries. And due to the limited number of rivers and…

François Bertone, Yeli Mariam Dakoure Sou |