World:
At the Crucial Nexus of Water and Energy

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PORT OF SPAIN - According to World Bank official Daryl Fields, understanding the water- energy nexus is critical for addressing growth and human development, urbanisation and climate change, but says that many policy-makers are finding it challenging to transform this concept into a reality.
 
Water-scarce regions now account for about 36 percent of the global population and 22 percent of global GDP. Climate change has been one of the issues affecting water and energy, aggravating pressure on resources.

Field says good water management is important to sustainable growth and for building resilience to climate change. (END//2014)

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