From Cape Town to Bangalore, water shortages are a growing global menace, driven by rising demand worldwide and a warming climate. As the search for practical, cost-effective solutions intensifies, we cannot afford to ignore the important contribution nature offers to addressing the global water crisis. This is why the critical role of nature-based solutions is highlighted as the theme of this year’s World Water Day.
This year, Women’s Day takes on new significance, as a wave of women step forward demanding their rights, equal treatment and an end to denigrating and discriminatory behaviour, sexual harassment and violence. We are seeing, for the first time, at a global scale, that women feel empowered to speak out against transgressors.