The geography of future water challenges

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This website is based on the report by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

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On Tuesday August 28 2018, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented the book 'the geography of future water challenges' at the World Water Week in Stockholm. During a sofa session, the Dutch Water Envoy Henk Ovink and Maimbo Malesu, program coordinator water management at The World Agroforestry Center, were interviewed about the challenges faced by the drylands from a global and local perspective.

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PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

  • Willem Ligtvoet
  • Arno Bouwman
  • Joost Knoop
  • Sophie de Bruin
  • Kersten Nabielek
  • Hiddo Huitzing
  • Jan Janse
  • Jelle van Minnen
  • David Gernaat
  • Peter van Puijenbroek
  • Jan de Ruiter
  • Hans Visser

In collaboration with:


Deltares

  • Hessel Winsemius
  • Karen Meijer

Wageningen University
& Research (WUR)

  • Hester Biemans
  • Ronald Hutjes

IVM Institute for
Environmental Studies

  • Philip Ward
  • Johanna Englhardt
  • Andres Diaz Loaiza
  • Ted Veldkamp

UNESCO-IHE

  • Eddy Moors
  • Janez Susnik

Clingendael Institute

  • Louise van Schaik
  • Ernst Kuneman

Utrecht University

  • Rens van Beek
  • Marc Bierkens

Blueland Consultancy

  • Wilfried ten Brinke

English-language editing

  • Annemieke Righart, PBL Publishers

Design

  • Schwandt Information Design

Web development

  • Leukeleu

Commissioned by

    Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs

Photography


Setting the scene

Pripyat river in polesie, Ukraine
© PureBudget


Water and food production

Toshka, Egypt
Shawn Baldwin for the New York Times
© Hollandse Hoogte/New York Times


Water pollution and human health

Women Carrying Drinking Water, Haiti
Wesley Bocxe/Science Source
© Imageselect


Flooding

Houses submerged by flood waters in Chennai, India
© Hollandse Hoogte/AP | Associated Press


Water-related energy production

Floodwater gushes out of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, China
© Hollandse Hoogte/Image China


Ecological quality of water ecosystems

Villagers clear aquatic plants on outer Zibi Lake, China
© Hollandse Hoogte/Shen Hong Xinhua/eyevine

Water, migration and conflict

Thousands Displaced by Floods and Conflict, Somalia
© UN Photo/Tobin Jones


Bending the trend

Local population of Madagascar growing their crops
© Willem Ligtvoet