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International: UNESCO launches project on emerging water pollutants

UNESCO, together with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has launched the project Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse in Developing Countries, funded by...

£50 million flood alleviation project opens in Leeds

A £50 million flood defence scheme has opened in Leeds, in the north of England, which uses moveable weir technology, a first for flood...

Countries at COP22 call for more attention to water

The Action Day for Water, organised for the first time in the history of UN Climate Change Conferences, has led to calls for more...

New study warns of rising water use for fracking

Volumes of water used for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have risen more than seven-fold in the last five to six years, a new study shows. The...

Water efficiency experts meet in Bath to debate solutions

Waterwise hosted the IWA ‘Efficient 2017’ conference, leveraging new standards, labels, incentives, data, markets and policies Demand management through conservation and leak reduction is arguably...

New research confirms flooding is on the rise

New research from the Oxford Economics research, commissioned by the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), has outlined the escalating global economic cost of severe flooding...

Latin America: CAF makes donation to help those affected by rains

Enrique Garcia, executive president of CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, has announced the approval of immediate donations of US$100,000 to the governments of Argentina,...

EEA cautions on European water prospects

The European Environment Agency’s latest annual indicator report shows that the European Union is continuing to fall short of achieving several of its environmental...

Two global water foundations to merge

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) boards of directors have unanimously agreed to take the steps necessary to...

New York’s sewer systems contaminate natural waters

The State of New York was estimated to get rid of around 6.5 billion gallons of untreated sewer and stormwater in 2017, a new...

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Integrated water management for all

How to cope with multiple and competing uses of water is a defining issue of our time. The concept of integrated water resources management...

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Research reveals gross underestimation of desalination brine production

Research led by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health has revealed “gross underestimations” of the amount of brine produced as a...
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