International Water Association

Development bank funds new irrigation systems

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$8 million to support agricultural productivity in the North West Department of Haiti. The grant will allow...

India: Project to help farmers cultivate more crops in Maharashtra

In a bid to enable farmers to cultivate at least two to three crops along with short-term sowing of vegetables for sustainable agriculture practices, the Maharashtra state...

New standard for treated wastewater to maximise irrigation systems

A new standard (ISO 16075 series) has been published containing guidelines for the development and execution of treated wastewater projects, including design, materials, construction...

Chile: Chilean students awarded Diploma of Excellence

Students Katherine Araya and Katya Urqueta from Chile have been awarded a Diploma of Excellence, as part of the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize,...

Pakistan: Government and University of Agriculture announce partnership on water management

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Agriculture Faisalabad to work together to support research and training activities leading...

Caribbean: Caribbean UN agriculture agencies to strengthen rural employment opportunities for Caribbean youth

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to tackle the...

Food and Agricultural Organization leads report linking water stress to migration

A report led by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in partnership with the Land and Water Division and the Global Water...

New open-source tool for agricultural water management

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched the AquaCrop-OS website, which provides an open-source tool for agricultural water management....

FAO links water pollution to agricultural practices

Water pollution resulting from the expansion of irrigation, livestock treatment, fertiliser and pesticide use is damaging human and environmental wellbeing, argues a new report...

United States: Californian farmers face further economic losses as drought conditions continue

Despite nearly normal rainfall and snowpack during the 2015–2016 rainy season, Californian farmers and agribusinesses could face up to US$1.5 billion in losses due to persistent drought conditions,...

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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...

NEWS

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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