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Today on World Water Day, the Water, Peace and Security Initiative (WPSI), was launched to provide expert guidance on the link between water and security, identify potential “hotspot areas” to prevent the next water-driven security crisis, and provide support to impacted countries.

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The Americas Regional Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will bring over 2,000 government representatives, civil society leaders, digital innovators, developers, journalists and research experts to further the open government agenda in the face of current global challenges.

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This event brings together experts from Blue Forest Conservation, the U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy and World Resources Institute to discuss how to end the era of megafires through financing forest restoration.

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Water stress and drought are as old as civilization, and while human beings have devised many ways to guard against these threats, economies have evolved in ways that make us more vulnerable.

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The US Forest Service has to fight fires with the money meant to prevent tomorrow's, creating a massive budget shortfall for forest restoration. Amid a terrible fire season for the U.S. western states, a new financial instrument can help stakeholders who want to see fires prevented meet that need.

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