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Why we love wetlands

Why we love wetlands

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Water Week, we want to give these fantastic ecosystems the attention they deserve. By the year 2000, >85% of the wetlands present in 1700 had been lost. In percentage terms, wetland loss is currently occurring three times faster than forest loss. Thankfully, societal awareness of the value of…

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World Water Week: think ‘river’ when you turn on the tap

World Water Week: think ‘river’ when you turn on the tap

Posted by Emily Cooper

Do you know where your water comes from? Roughly two thirds of the water we use in our homes is obtained from lakes, reservoirs and rivers. The rest is obtained from underground sources known as aquifers. It's all linked to rivers, though; many reservoirs are river-fed, and many aquifers feed…

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The Waterpocalypse: Drought

The Waterpocalypse: Drought

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Water Week, we're investigating four of the most serious threats facing water across the globe: the Four Horses of the Waterpocalypse. Drought is a natural phenomenon, occurring as a result of high temperatures and low rainfall. However, drought has increased in both severity and frequency in recent years—largely…

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The Waterpocalypse: Urbanisation

The Waterpocalypse: Urbanisation

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Water Week, we're looking at four of the greatest threats to water across the globe: the Four Horsemen of the Waterpocalypse. Today, we're talking about urbanisation. We haven’t treated our rivers kindly over the years. We have straightened, dammed, deepened, reinforced, diverted, embanked and culverted them for our…

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The Waterpocalypse: Pollution

The Waterpocalypse: Pollution

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Water Week, we're investigating four of the most serious threats facing water across the globe: the Four Horses of the Waterpocalypse. Of all the manmade problems facing our water, pollution is one of the most insidious. For years, we have pumped the oceans and rivers full of waste.…

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