International Water Association

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,...

iDE releases new study on drip irrigation

iDE, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the manufacture, marketing and distribution of affordable, scalable micro-irrigation, has released a new study on the upscaling of...

New book released on safe use of wastewater in agriculture

The United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) has launched a new book that will serve as...

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...

Major food companies to tackle water risks in supply chains

As climate change, population growth and water pollution increase pressure on freshwater resources, seven global food and beverage companies have announced commitments to work...

Bolivia to boost farm productivity through irrigation improvements

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of US$158.4 million to improve small farmers’ income in Bolivia’s rural areas. “Expanding irrigated agriculture has...

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...

AeroFarms raises US$20 million for more vertical farms

AeroFarms Inc., a leader in vertical farming, has raised US$20 million in venture funding to build more of its aeroponic vertical farms. The indoor...

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...

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...

FEATURED STORY

Redefining water infrastructure to build back better

COVID-19 recovery presents the water sector with an opportunity. Kala Vairavamoorthy looks at the how, who and where of ‘building back better’, and the...

NEWS

DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...