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Water-scarce areas of Scotland on highest level of alert

A recent Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) report has upgraded many parts of Scotland to a state of "significant" water scarcity. The document finds that...

UK heatwave leads to water restrictions

Record June temperatures across the UK last month have created unprecedented demand for water, forcing utilities to impose restrictions and bans. Although dam and reservoir...

Levels of water reuse not good enough, says EU

The European Commission has proposed new measures to combat water scarcity and help farmers reuse water. The commission is looking to develop the circular economy...

Plastic waste overwhelming world’s oceans, says UN chief

António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, today marked World Environment Day with a warning about the ecological harm caused by plastic waste. More than...

ADB lends US$145 million to Uzbekistan to upgrade water infrastructure

A loan of US$145 million to improve water supply and sanitation services in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic in northwestern Uzbekistan, has...

England to face water shortages by 2050

Climate change, population growth and land use are exerting stress on England’s water supply and could result in shortages by 2050, the country’s Environment...

New York’s sewer systems contaminate natural waters

The State of New York was estimated to get rid of around 6.5 billion gallons of untreated sewer and stormwater in 2017, a new...

World’s rivers filled with drug waste, research shows

Rivers across the globe contain nearly two and half thousand tonnes of over-the-counter and prescription drugs waste, according to researchers. More than 10,000 kilometres of...

World Bank and UN report warns of growing global water crisis

The World Bank and the United Nations have published a report warning that 40 percent of the world is currently affected by water scarcity....

IWMI brings in new leadership

The International Water Management Institute has appointed two new executives with broad experience in the conservation and use of transboundary rivers. Claudia W. Sadoff arrived...

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How collaboration with residents is shaping a smart approach to water

Seed funds were used to clean up Skanderborg's lake and have led to a new citizen-centric approach to water use and conservation. By Rune Kier...

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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...
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