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Newsletter May 2022

The sixth newsletter from the GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub

27 May 2022

“Water has been called the most crucial link in climate adaptation, and also the most ignored.” - Aditi Mukherji, IPCC co-author

Hub Director, Professor Richard Dawson, is a co-author on the latest IPCC report. The report shows some of the consequences of climate change are irreversible, but there is still time to limit further damage. Water intersects the many global challenges we face – food security, inequity, biodiversity, sustainable development, energy, and public health are all reliant on water in some form or other. Recent extreme events, like flooding in India and drought in Africa, reveal just how strong these links are.

Now, more than ever, we need to prioritise achieving global water security, and our research tackles these issues head on. Read all the latest news and updates from across our global team, including the Hub’s contribution to a new FCDO briefing pack; a pioneering Agroecology course developed in Colombia; flood early warning systems and socio-ecological cross-Collaboratory research in Ethiopia; next steps in innovative work with Hub partners in India; and multi-stakeholder co-creation workshops in Malaysia.

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