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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...

SIWI urges leaders to put water at the centre of any climate agreement

World Water Week 2015 closed with the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) urging climate negotiators to ensure that water is thoroughly integrated into any...

Indonesia: UN symposium on Jakarta’s water environments

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability has organised the first international Water and Urban Initiative (WUI) Symposium on Sustainable Urban Water Environment in Jakarta....
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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...

Scientists trial new technology for water quality monitoring

A project to trial new ways of protecting the aquaculture industry from the impact of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and other threats to water...

United States: US student invents new method of removing electronic waste from water

Perry Alagappan from the United States has received the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for inventing a filter through which toxic heavy metals from...

Water efficiency experts meet in Bath to debate solutions

Waterwise hosted the IWA ‘Efficient 2017’ conference, leveraging new standards, labels, incentives, data, markets and policies Demand management through conservation and leak reduction is arguably...

WHO microplastic update calls for health impact research

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report on the potential human health risks associated with exposure to microplastics in the environment, which...

EEA highlights circular economy upscaling opportunity

A new European Environment Agency report, Circular economy in Europe: insights on progress and prospects, has found that circular economy initiatives in Europe would...
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Global warning on biodiversity

The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns that action on biodiversity is...

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A global repository for SARS-CoV-2 wastewater data

To progress the contribution of wastewater surveillance of the COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2, a group of international partners have established a global collaborative repository for...

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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...