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Climate action has to include managing water

We must adopt a holistic approach that recognises that water and climate are two entities that play into each other. Flooding, for instance, is aggravated by climate change.

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Water processes consume large amounts of energy, from supplying drinking water, to industrial processes and air-conditioning in buildings.

THE novel coronavirus crisis aside, we are feeling the devastating impact of climate change daily on a global scale, and this threat continues to grow at an unprecedented pace.

In January 2020, heavy flooding in Jakarta displaced over 19,000 people from the city, and Thailand grappled...