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EARTH AT RISK X (Ovi Posters)

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EARTH AT RISK IX (Ovi Posters)

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EARTH AT RISK VI (Ovi Posters)

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by | February 11, 2017 · 5:27 pm

Water without frontiers by Thanos Kalamidas

ovicover_22_03_16Air, water, food. Without those three no life. It’s simple as that. And there is a reason water stands in the middle. Look at the latest space adventures. We want to go to Mars, we are talking about settlers or Mars and we look desperately for water. Any sign of water. Water will bring air and food. With a lot of help but it is achievable. Any planet with signs of water means life.

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered and up to 60 percent of the human adult body is water. The human brain and heart are composed of 73 percent water, and the lungs are about 83 percent water. The skin contains 64 percent water, muscles and kidneys are 79 percent, and even the bones are watery: 31 percent. Each day humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. Of course, this varies according to age and gender, and also by where someone lives. Generally, an adult male needs about 3 litters per day while an adult female needs about 2.2 litters per day. Some of this water is gotten in food.

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Cleveringa and the GWP Change Agenda

gw02The Executive Secretary of GWP, Rudolph Cleveringa, says that GWP as a network needs to change: “We can’t use the same agenda as we did 20 years ago”. Approaching World Water Day 2016, Cleveringa takes a moment to reflect on GWP’s 20 years in the water world and talks about his vision on how to make the network fit for the future – local inclusion and diversity are words he uses to make his point.

Rudolph Cleveringa has been working at the GWP global secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden, since September 2014. Prior to this, he spent over a decade working for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) based in Rome, Italy – and throughout the years he has lived and worked in several countries and continents, mostly in jobs related to water and development.

“In the late 60’s I read a pocket book about water and development by a French author. This triggered my interest in water and led me to study agro-hydrology and engineering. Later I switched from engineering to social engineering, because I wanted to understand what made projects work for people in the context of the countries where I was living.”

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