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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...

Qatar: University pioneers desalination technology

A research project conducted by students at Qatar University College of Engineering, in collaboration with a team from ConocoPhillips Global Water Sustainability Center, has pioneered desalination technology with a...

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...

Countries at COP22 call for more attention to water

The Action Day for Water, organised for the first time in the history of UN Climate Change Conferences, has led to calls for more...

China’s water diversion project replenishes 30 rivers

China has replenished 30 of rivers via the central route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project. The project, which began in April this year and...

Latin America: CAF makes donation to help those affected by rains

Enrique Garcia, executive president of CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, has announced the approval of immediate donations of US$100,000 to the governments of Argentina,...

Canada: Nanaimo city inaugurates water treatment plant with new membrane technology

The city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, has inaugurated a new water treatment plant featuring General Electric’s ZeeWeed membrane technology to purify water from the...

IFC and Suez sign agreement for Mexican projects

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and SUEZ, the water and energy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop brownfield...

New study warns of rising water use for fracking

Volumes of water used for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have risen more than seven-fold in the last five to six years, a new study shows. The...

British Water publishes code of practice for SuDS technology

In a first for the UK water industry, British Water has published a code of practice for assessing surface water treatment technologies. The Environment...

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Research reveals gross underestimation of desalination brine production

Research led by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health has revealed “gross underestimations” of the amount of brine produced as a...
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