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The Tana River basin supplies Nairobi with 80 per cent of its drinking water. It also provides 70 per cent of the country’s hydropower. Eight million people live along the river, where tea, coffee, maize and other cash crops are grown for export, and cattle grazing and fishing provide major sources of food for large parts of the country’s population.
The present report presents findings, conclusions and recommendations of an 18-month assessment of the border between the two countries where the Caribbean island of Hispaniola is located - Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the Dominican Republic, a middle-income country. Along these 380 kilometers, there is the greatest contact between the two groups, and the highest likelihood of tension and conflict.
UN Environment's new Freshwater Strategy 2017 - 2021 is designed to bring together the organization's work that touches upon freshwater and provide a catalyst for action with various partners and stakeholders, at different levels of engagement. The Strategy describes where UN Environment will take global leadership, contribute to topics of immediate and pressing concern, and actively follow processes closely related to freshwater.