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Vietnam: Hau Giang plans clean water funds

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Hau Giang plans to allocate more than US$1.56 million to bring clean water to local rural residents...

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,...

United Kingdom: Government pledges £40 million for flood defences

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a package of more than £40 million to rebuild and improve flood defences in the aftermath of Storm...

International water community launches #ClimateIsWater Initiative

In a bid to elevate the recognition of water within the discussions during the COP21 meeting last December and upcoming international events on climate...

United States: Water Environment Federation releases stormwater report

The Water Environment Federation has released a new report that details the challenges, opportunities, and pathways to improving stormwater systems. The release of Rainfall...

International: New standard provides guidelines to ensure water supply during a crisis

To help water utilities be prepared and continue to operate when disasters strike, ISO has published ISO 24518. The new standard lists the steps...

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...

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico to upgrade sewage infrastructure

Under a settlement with the US Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has...

International: Landscapes for People, Food and Nature to write paper on integrated landscape approaches

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature, a global coalition of agriculture, environment and development organisations, is leading an initiative to write a white paper...

International: UNESCO launches project on emerging water pollutants

UNESCO, together with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has launched the project Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse in Developing Countries, funded by...

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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...

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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...