Gulf Today: Save the irreplaceable drop
The work by the Global Commission on the Economics of Water is meant to offer advice on water management worldwide, as climate change and deforestation take an increasing toll on the water and rainfall supplies, co-chair Johan Rockstroem said ahead of unveiling the new group at the World Economic Forum.
“For centuries we’ve been able to consider freshwater a free resource,” said Rockstroem.
“We need to put value on freshwater in order to manage it in a more resilient and responsible way,” Rockstroem said.
Lower-than-normal levels of rain have reduced crop yields this year across large parts of South and Southeast Asia, affecting farmers