Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Wednesday said climate change is posing a threat to the existence of human civilization, causing an adverse impact on water - a vital element for humankind and all ecosystems. "Our challenge is to resolve this problem...we will not be able to resolve this crisis without going for effective solutions," he told the inaugural session of the 9th International Water Conference in Dhaka. ActionAid Bangladesh arranged the two-day international water meet at a city hotel with the theme “Water, River and Climate Change: Creating Space for Resilience”. Speaking as the chief guest, Saber Hossain said: "Water is the central to sustainability. We must use it wisely to ensure availability for future generations. It is a global responsibility, transcending national boundaries."

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