Come and take part in this informative event, where a panel of distinguished global experts and policy makers will discuss how improving access to clean water can make poor and vulnerable communities better able to withstand catastrophes, and how access to water for the world’s poorest people will be essential in building adaptable, more climate-resilient communities.
What is the Nexus? Global trends such as population growth and rising living standards are increasing the demand on water, food and energy and will have an impact on the sustainable use of natural resources. In addition, climate change will have a huge influence on water and food availability.
From 7-11 July 2014, stakeholders from across the globe will gather in East London, South Africa, for the Gender, Water and Development Conference convened by the Water Research Commission to debate what challenges and successes have emerged in mainstreaming gender across water policy.
Aameena Mohammed gives her 20-month-old daughter Daslim Banu plenty to eat. The girl’s mother supplements breast milk with eggs, soup and rice to help her grow. The extra food doesn’t help. Daslim still weighs only as much as a healthy infant half her age.