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A framework and tools for tackling water theft

By Lis Stedman The theft of water is an under-explored issue, but it is clear that legality or illegality is extremely complex and not always...
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A 3-D lens on water and migration

A review by the United Nations University Institute for Water and Health offers guidance on the role of water in migration. Lis Stedman reports.   The...

Growing attention on the forever chemicals

By Lis Stedman   The EEA’s briefing document on the known and potential risks to human health and the environment in Europe from per- and polyfluorinated...

The time for global action on nitrogen

By Lis Stedman The proposed “Nitrogen for Life” roadmap for action on nitrogen challenges – agreed at the recent UN member state meeting in Sri...

Desalination and the drive for progress with unconventional resources

By Keith Hayward Use of desalination to produce fresh water has escalated dramatically over recent years. The aim of the global assessment by the team...

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Closing the SDG access gap – the challenge of intermittent supply

With 10 years remaining on the Sustainable Development Goal clock, time is short to tackle intermittent water supply, which undermines efforts to achieve the...

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Global warning on biodiversity

The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns that action on biodiversity is...