Water is already scarce on Cape Verde, a small island nation off Africa's west coast, as climate change exacerbates aridity. The government is trying to solve the problem with desalination plants. But the water is very costly for inhabitants.
On this week's Eco Africa, houses made from plastic bottles in Nigeria, a Kenyan start-up for fresh fish, and a project in Ghana fighting to save the endangered hippo.
More than 2 billion people on earth did not have access to clean and drinkable water. Worldwide, the poor and marginalized were less likely to have clean water and sanitation, according to a UNESCO report.
Senegalese coastal villages are affected by climate change and overfishing. While many men leave to seek employment abroad, women often stay behind and try to adapt to life between rising sea levels and desertification.
Worldwide, heavy rainfall and flooding are wreaking havoc from Mozambique to the US. At the same time, ancient water sources are drying up. On World Water Day, DW looks at extreme weather's threat to freshwater sources.
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