In a small village in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain islands, women like Anchila walk 4 kilometers each to a river they use to wash their clothes and children -- and to stock up on drinking water. The village's children have long suffered from water-borne illnesses. Today a new, environmentally friendly clean water system provides the village with safe, accessible drinking water, and the village's children are thriving. It's part of ADB's Poverty and Environment Program.
Flooding and soil erosion are major hazards that threaten the Lukaya River basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Located in the outskirts of Kinshasa, this basin is an important source of water supply for the capital.
The Philippines climate change commissioner gives a passionate, emotional speech at a major international climate change conference following the destruction brought by Typhoon Haiyan.
Naderev "Yeb" Sano, representative for the Philippines at the UN Climate Change talks, broke down in tears as he addressed delegates in Warsaw.