Water crises are hitting our economies: Time to hit back with natural infrastructure

With rapidly dwindling water supplies, Cape Town is making headlines as a city in the throes of a crisis. Residents, already experiencing impacts on their businesses and lives, are bracing for the worst as the government is forced to implement draconian water restrictions. 

[…]We are beginning to understand the value of these benefits to societies and economies. For example, in Southeast Asia, calculations estimate that natural infrastructure underpins between 20 and 55 percent of the total wealth in the rapidly growing Greater Mekong Sub-region.

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NNL Staff