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On World Water Day, a case for natural infrastructure

The UN 2023 Water Conference in New York, kicking off on World Water Day today, is the first such conference in almost 50 years. But it arrives against a worrying backdrop. Across the globe, we seem to be experiencing the vicissitudes of water, whether it is unprecedented flooding or old and new forms of pollution in lakes and rivers. And thanks to the ever-intensifying impacts of climate change, it doesn’t seem like our fraught relationship with that which sustains us will improve any time soon.

March 22, 2023