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Inondations au Pakistan, en 2010. CGIAR/Challenge food and water programme

Mangroves et zones humides : que peuvent-elles vraiment contre les désastres naturels ?

La récente « Journée mondiale des zones humides » attire notre attention sur ces espaces particulièrement fragiles et indispensables aux populations locales... mais attention à ne pas les surestimer.
A 16-year-old Karen boy, swims in the Salween River at the Myanmar-Thai border. Adrees Latif/Reuters

The plan to dam Asia’s last free-flowing, international river

Government strategies promoting economic growth through the development of the biodiverse Salween river basin should not be at the cost of human rights.
Dans le réservoir de Koka, situé dans le centre de l’Éthiopie. David Stanley/Flickr

En Afrique, la multiplication des barrages fait le lit du paludisme

La multiplication des ouvrages hydroélectriques en Afrique sub-saharienne a vu l’inquiétante augmentation des cas de paludisme dans les zones avoisinantes.
The Koka Reservoir in Ethiopia. Steps have been taken to reduce malaria infections without sacrificing the primary purposes of the dam. David Stanley/Flickr

How building new dams is adding to Africa’s malaria burden

The construction of dams in Africa, in some cases, bring an unintended consequence – an increase in malaria in the surrounding areas.

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