International Water Association

Ongoing conflicts and drought exacerbate food needs, says new FAO report

Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from...

New collaboration to advance sustainable water reuse in agriculture

The WateReuse Association, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and Pentair, a leader in creating sustainable water solutions, have come together to help advance the development of...

Spain: App helps strawberry farmers reduce water use

An app developed by Innocent Drinks, makers of natural fruit drinks, has helped Spanish farmers reduce water by up to 40 percent. Six years ago, Innocent Drinks,...

Ireland: New website launched to check local water quality

The Ireland Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a website for people to check the quality of the water in their area. The site, www.catchments.ie, will have...

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...

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,...

Egypt: Egypt commits to water and agriculture improvement projects

The African Development Bank and the Government of Egypt have signed two grant agreements amounting to US$860,000 to help finance water and agriculture projects in the country. The...

Australia: New groundwater study could boost farming

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water, Barnaby Joyce, has announced AUD$100,000 (US$75,000) in funding for a feasibility study into accessing deep groundwater in the...

Californian ranch tests rice irrigation project

The first sustainable farming initiative, leveraging Israel’s research and innovation in water technology to reduce rice-crop water use, will begin this year at Conaway Ranch in...

Israel: Israel announces expansion of its Centres of Excellence in India

Israel, known for its water management expertise, plans to more than double its Centres of Excellence in India to boost bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture,...

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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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