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High and dry: How legalisation of cannabis is impacting local water security

Beyond the arguments over medical benefits, cash crops, and cross-border ‘drug wars’, Montgomery Simus explains how the global footprint of cannabis trafficking is rapidly diversifying, complicating the...

How the private sector is redefining the role of the water professional

Beyond traditional career paths in government, academia or NGOs, a new field is opening up in response to escalating exposure to water risks. The private...

Saline solutions: closing the gap between hunger and limited freshwater supplies

Much as aquaculture has eclipsed wild fisheries, salt-tolerant plants could close the gap between escalating hunger and limited freshwater supplies By James Workman The ancients annihilated...

Sponge cities: can China’s model go global?

China’s ambitions–for its so-called ‘sponge’ cities–to slow, sink and store runoff exemplify a universal struggle of urban planners united with water professionals against a...

Bursting at the seams: new study highlights the realities of water loss

New research shows that levels of water loss could be far worse than previously thought. By James Workman For decades, untold volumes of...

South Africa’s success with onsite sanitation social franchising

Kevin Wall, Oliver Ive and Jay Bhagwan explain the progress made in developing and applying social franchising to maintain onsite sanitation systems in homes and schools...

The rise of female networks

From African wells to Silicon Valley workshops, female networks are mobilising to solve urgent water problems by sharing knowledge, opening doors, mentoring youth, raising money, and...

Unleashing Tehran’s ‘water renaissance’

If the capital of Iran can combine ancient systems of water governance–qanat–with modern information technology, it could drought-proof the capital and protect its citizens...

Middle East: GE unveils white paper on water resource management

At the World Future Energy Summit 2016, General Electric (GE) unveiled a white paper on the opportunities and risks associated with the energy and...

An untapped resource: why the industry must target female professionals

According to new research by the International Water Association, the shortage of skilled labour in water can be addressed by a more diverse policy of...

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How can we achieve joined-up regulation to help meet the UN...

How can we achieve joined-up water regulation, connecting economic, health and environmental goals, to help meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 6? What are the...

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Pathogen concern over plastic pellets

Research by the University of Stirling, in Scotland, has found that the hard surface of waterborne plastic pellets known as ‘nurdles’ makes an ideal...
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