Urban Water Challenge finalists address fundamental issues in water & sanitation globally Urban water systems are under pressure worldwide. In India, 20 cities are projected to run out of groundwater in 2020, after Chennai hit Day Zero this year. Sydney is currently under mandatory water restrictions. In Namibia, the capital city Windhoek has declared a […]
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Article originally posted on World Bank Water Blog As the global population hurtles towards 9.7 billion people by 2050, it has never been more important to produce more with less. As the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector continues to face increasing pressures, especially due to the impacts of climate change, governments in the developing […]