International Water Association

Vietnam: Netafim signs US$17 million agreement to supply greenhouse structures in Vietnam

Netafim, a leader in drip and smart-irrigation solutions, has announced that it has signed a US$17 million agreement with Vingroup Joint Stock Company, Vietnam’s...

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,...

New equipment developed to measure evaporation

New equipment to accurately measure evaporation from crops and nature areas has been developed by Dutch knowledge institutes KWR, Alterra and KNMI, sensor company...

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...

Angola: Angola receives IFAD financing to strengthen artisanal fisheries and aquaculture

Angola and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to finance the Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture Project (AFAP)...

Drought pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a...

Beating hunger vital to sustainable development agenda

Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are key to achieving the entire set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, FAO Director- General José...

Africa: New institution dedicated to food security formed in Africa

Africa has formed a new regional institution, the Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA), dedicated to promoting ecosystem-based adaptation as a tool...

Australia: New water infrastructure projects announced in Great Artesian Basin

Australia has announced seven new projects under Phase Four of the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative. The Australian government will be delivering funding of...

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...

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Track, trace and target – the water sector and emerging viruses

New viruses continue to emerge and spread. Joan B Rose, Rosina Girones, Marta Rusiñol Arantegui, Veronica Beatriz Rajal, Ramiro Poma, Maronel Steyn, Bettina Genthe,...

NEWS

CDP highlights stranded asset risk from water insecurity

Not-for-profit organisation CDP has released a new report in association with Planet Tracker which highlights how water insecurity is already having an adverse effect...