The Karnali River has flowed from the Himalayas of Tibet to the Ganges in India since time immemorial. Yet, this river—and the lives of those who rely on it—will soon be irrevocably changed by the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project.
"Not Want, But Need": Farmer-led irrigation in Ghana
Every year, the dry season brings agricultural work in northern Ghana to a grinding halt. People are unable to farm without rainfall, so its absence for a long period of time severely limits their livelihoods.
Wider access to irrigation could reverse that. As a dependable alternative to scarce or variable rainfall, irrigation enables farmers not only to grow crops during the dry season but also to grow more of them all year round. The poorest and most marginalized groups, however, are most likely to miss out.
For Communities, By Communities: Multiple-use water services in South Africa
Everyone has the right to water, according to the United Nations, but many don't have access to a reliable supply.
The Multiple-use water services (MUS) project is piloting a six-step community-driven process to explore how communities, municipalities and NGOs in South Africa can collaborate to supply people with water, as an alternative to the dominant contractor model.