International Water Association

New study assesses impact of pollution on future water scarcity

A global assessment of future clean water quantity has found that three billion people may face water scarcity in 2050 due to pollution. Researchers of...

New research identifies global decline in groundwater

Researchers have analysed the in-situ groundwater-level trends of 170,000 monitoring wells and 1693 aquifer systems in countries that encompass approximately 75% of global groundwater...

Study finds Africans fleeing drought are vulnerable to flood risk

A new study by academics from the University of Bologna in Italy and the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science in Sweden has...

IAEA expedition to study microplastic presence in Antarctica

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched its first scientific research expedition to study microplastic presence in Antarctica, as part of its NUTEC...

Development Bank establishes new fund for African urban sanitation

The African Development Bank has established the first African Urban Sanitation Investment Fund (AUSIF) to leverage public and private sector investment to support innovation...

Study warns of Himalayan glacier loss without urgent emissions cut

Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region could lose up to 80% of their current volume by the end of the century according...

Report finds sharp growth in global hydro capacity

A new report by the International Hydropower Association has found that global hydropower increased by 34 GW in the past year, including over 10...

NASA’s Earth Observation project goes ‘Open Access’

NASA has announced that outputs of its OPERA Earth Observation project are now freely available. Managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with partners from NASA’s...

UK government announces new water plan

The UK government has launched is new ‘Plan for Water’ which aims to improve water security and reduce pollution. The plan promises increased investment,...

UN study calls for action on antimicrobial resistance

A new study by the UN calls for action on pollution that it says is causing millions of deaths annually due to resistance to...

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Toronto Water – serving the host city of the World Water...

Toronto Water has transformed the city’s water management. Ahead of IWA’s World Water Congress & Exhibition in the capital of the Canadian province of...

NEWS

UNU report warns on tipping points if environmental risks not addressed

A new report released by the United Nations University (UNU) has found that drastic changes to fundamental socioecological systems are likely if environmental risks...