Land-use conflicts undermine food security in Nigeria

Climate crisis and population growth increase pressure on arable land in West Africa

Water infrastructure

Using groundwater sustainably in sub-Saharan Africa

Groundwater offers considerable opportunities for socio-economic development, particularly in agriculture. The BGR is helping partner countries exploit this resource


UN report critical of poor water supply

Water-security levels are lowest in Africa and South Asia. The situation is not automatically improved by a high-performing economy


Restore Nairobi River

The river running through Kenya’s capital is a health hazard and an environmental mess. In order to improve the situation in the long term, residents’ living conditions must be addressed


Pakistan is facing a looming water crisis

The government in Islamabad has launched several initiatives to address the country’s water problems


Why we believe in our Digital Monthly

What purposes our Digital Monthly serves, and how it differs from the print issue

Water tenure

Fair access to water for all

In many places, water use is not sufficiently regulated by law. The FAO’s Global Dialogue on Water Tenure aims to make a difference

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Springshed management

Save the Himalayan springs

Many springs in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are drying up. Preventing degradation is crucial, and local communities need to be involved

Our View

Environmental destruction exacerbates health needs

One Health is a holistic approach with a bearing on many different policy areas

Water pollution

Humanity needs more and better wastewater treatment

The European Investment Bank assesses the risks of microplastics and micropollutants

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