International Water Association

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...

Caribbean: Caribbean UN agriculture agencies to strengthen rural employment opportunities for Caribbean youth

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to tackle the...

G7 countries can help farmers access data for building resilience

Access to reliable information, including on changing weather patterns and market conditions, is essential for empowering farmers, especially those in developing countries, according to...

UK government sets rules for farmers to reduce water pollution

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has unveiled new rules for farmers to reduce diffuse water pollution from soil, fertiliser...

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...

United States: Californian farmers face further economic losses as drought conditions continue

Despite nearly normal rainfall and snowpack during the 2015–2016 rainy season, Californian farmers and agribusinesses could face up to US$1.5 billion in losses due to persistent drought conditions,...

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...

New standard for treated wastewater to maximise irrigation systems

A new standard (ISO 16075 series) has been published containing guidelines for the development and execution of treated wastewater projects, including design, materials, construction...

Asia: Sustainable farming systems in Asia receive global recognition

Four traditional farming systems in Bangladesh and Japan have been designated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) as Globally...

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Simple SDG6 solutions? Think again

Kala Vairavamoorthy explains how systems thinking can help us tackle complex water problems and avoid unintended consequences.   I recently attended IWA’s Hydroinformatics conference in Bucharest...

NEWS

UNEP sets out freshwater priorities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has outlined its freshwater-related priorities for implementing its Medium-Term Strategy (MTS), 2022-2025 in a newly-released strategic document produced...