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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...

Opening minds, shifting currents

A California early-stage career programme, which emphasises diverse skills, views, exposure and people, is producing some of the industry’s foremost leaders. By James Workman Careers,...

Unlocking the humble hydrant

Cities should consider modifying hydrants for civic enrichment. By Owen Weinstein Fire hydrants, like the water within them, are taken for granted until they are...

What should cities do to link water security to upstream basin health?

What advice would you give professionals seeking to link urban water security to upstream basin health? By Nick Michell Maria Teresa Vargas, Executive Director, Fundación Natura...

New web tool launched to track surface water

A new Deltares Aqua Monitor tool empowers anyone with a web browser to observe water’s constantly shifting courses, and respond accordingly to what satellites...

Danube invests in human capacity for cleaner water

New partnerships and personnel appointments have given utilities a bigger role in the management of the river Danube. By James Workman It is not the deepest,...

When trees became the enemy

Why North American cities must thin overgrown forests to improve water supplies. By Helen Poulos As the global freshwater deficit grows, a survey of 1,000 “environmental...

Why Latin America’s hidden reserves are at risk

By Stephen Foster and Ricardo Hirata* With 80 percent of Latin America’s population living in cities, municipal demands for a reliable clean water supply have...

Tackling the king of poisons

Source substitution and treatment can help tackle naturally occurring arsenic. By Arslan Ahmad and Prosun Bhattacharya* Of all the ways to die, one most lends itself...

Water’s Bolivarian revolution

Latin America’s contractual approach is helping to secure urban water supplies in the region. By James Workman Two centuries ago, an orphan just back from European studies set...

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Investing in SDG 6: A vital confluence of natural, human, and...

By Kala Vairavamoorthy   At any given moment, day and night, a quarter of a million people are aloft, jetting at 800 km/h at an altitude...

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Afghanistan’s water levels drop 60 percent

The Ministry of Energy and Water of Afghanistan has said that water loss across the country is forcing people out of rural areas and...
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