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Ireland: Homeless in Cork lack water access, says UN

Two UN experts on the human rights to water and sanitation and adequate housing have expressed concern over the increasing number of homeless people in Cork and their...

Urban drought forces Iran to seek resolution

Protests that began in the Iranian cities of Khorramshahr and Abadan over poor water quality have led to promises by the energy minister of...

IWA launches Principles for Water Wise Cities

At the World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane today, the International Water Association launched the Principles for Water Wise Cities, with a call...

United States: Big Sky, Montana wins tap water prize

The American Water Works Association has named Big Sky, Montana, as the winner of the ‘best of the best’ tap water taste test. Second...

Europe: Suez heads up new urban resilience project

In May, Suez, with other partners, launched the €8 million RESCCUE urban resilience project that will develop and implement resilience strategies that extend beyond urban drainage systems to...

Fiji: Green Climate Fund to finance Suva’s water needs

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will strengthen the Fijian capital’s resilience measures and at the same time boost clean water infrastructure and wastewater capacity...

Watershed damage costs cities billions, says Nature Conservancy

A new global study has found that one in three large cities spend 50 percent more on water treatment costs as a result of...

Ireland: Limerick City to update water mains

Irish Water will invest €6.5 million in Limerick City’s water mains to reduce leakage, improve customer service and supply, and increase health measures. The...

Australia: Brisbane encourages only ‘pee, poo and paper’ down the toilet

Queensland Urban Utilities has encouraged Brisbane residents to learn how to be environmentally friendly with every flush. “Sewer pipes are designed to carry just that–sewage,” said Michelle Cull,...

City of Trenton sets out plan to improve water quality

The state Department of Environmental Protection of the US state of New Jersey has reached an agreement to address its ageing infrastructure with City...

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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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