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UNESCO Launches Andean Glacier and Water Atlas During COP 24

UNESCO Launches Andean Glacier and Water Atlas During COP 24

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Glacial melt-water is a critical resource for millions of people around the world. It is equally important in Northern India as it is in many other parts of the world. One place which relies heavily on the glacial melt-water is the Andean highlands of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Glacial melt-water comprises about 61% of water supply in La Paz (Bolivia) and 67% in Huaraz (Peru). During a drought year, this proportion can reach 85% in La Paz and 91% in Huaraz. If current trends continue, some of the lower-altitude glaciers of the tropical Andes could lose between 78 and 97% of their volume by the end of the century, reducing the region's available freshwater resources. This alarming analysis is from the Andean Glacier and Water Atlas that has been launched by UNESCO and the Norwegian GRI...
100 Marathons in 100 Days for Raising Awareness on Water Crisis

100 Marathons in 100 Days for Raising Awareness on Water Crisis

Green Alert
Human civilization is facing an unprecedented crisis: a projected 40% shortfall in the availability of fresh water by 2030 under current business-as-usual projections of population and economic growth. In the first week of November this year, at the New York Marathon, international water advocate and founder and CEO of Thirst initiative, Mina Guli, set out on an ambitious challenge of running 100 marathons in 100 days to highlight this global water crisis. Mina’s Indian Marathon started on 23 November in New Delhi and after running through various parts of Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujrat Mina concluded the Indian leg at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai. Having already completed more than 30 of the 100 marathons, through the UK, France, Italy, Uzbekistan and now India, Mina has ex

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