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Freshwater, conserving the source of life

Freshwater ecosystems (rivers, lakes, ponds, groundwater, wetlands...) provide water for drinking, sanitation, agriculture, transport, electricity generation and recreation. It also creates habitats for a diverse range of animals and plants. We cannot live without freshwater.

However, increasing competition for water among such uses is degrading the very natural resources on which we all depend. Climate change is compounding these effects through increased frequency of extreme weather events.

Would it be possible to balance the use and the preservation of freshwater ?

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Difficult water supply in So Tchankwe