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  • Actions for a water-secure world

    The Budapest Water Summit 2016 ended on Wednesday after three days of High Level Panels and Forums and months of international consultative processes. During a special ceremony, participants presented the Budapest Water Summit Messages and ...


    By World Water Council

  • Water security in an uncertain world

    Policymakers must find flexible plans to ensure water security despite the uncertainties of climate change, says climate scientist Mark New. Much of the developing world is dependent on rainfall, snow or ice for its natural water supplies, so researchers and policymakers are concerned about how climate change will affect water security. Long-term water availability is largely determined by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Farming revolution `route to water security`

    Investing in agricultural infrastructure, from roads to fertilisers, will cut water wastage on a scale greater than any other intervention and is the best way to solve the world's water problems, a leading specialist has said. Colin Chartres, director general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, was talking to SciDev.Net to highlight the launch of a book he has co-written ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Consensus builds for secure California water bond

    A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key stakeholders. The Republican governor invited Feinstein, ...

  • Countries `must link water security and biodiversity`

    Technology designed to safeguard water supplies has caused extensive environmental damage in rich countries — and the developing world must pursue a different path, scientists warned today. Research published in Nature (30 September) reveals that human activities have endangered water security for 80 per cent of the world's population and threatened the biodiversity of 65 per cent of the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water security and climate change: facts and figures

    Climate change will affect the water security of developing countries. Lucinda Mileham explores their priorities as they struggle to cope. Freshwater is a scarce resource. Only 2.5 per cent of the 1.4 billion km3 of water on Earth is freshwater fit for human consumption, and most of this is inaccessible — nearly 70 per cent is locked up in glaciers, snow and ice. Our greatest source ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • FT Water Summit: Global water security essential for growth

    On October 12, the World Water Council, as a founding partner, participated in the second edition of the Financial Times Water Summit in London. Over 150 participants from the business, financial, and water communities gathered to share recent developments and solutions and to exchange perspectives on the ways they are contributing to reducing water risks. Chaired by FT Environment ...


    By World Water Council

  • Small-scale solutions key to water security

    Small-scale water solutions are a key to increasing agricultural productivity in the face of climate change, says water expert David Molden. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning that climate change could halve crop yields in some African countries by 2020. The prediction has since become controversial, with even an ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • ADB commissions 2nd Water Security Outlook

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has commissioned a second edition of its Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) in the run up to the Asia-Pacific Water Summit in 2010. AWDO 2010 will focus on how countries in the region are coping with a wide range of water security issues that pose critical challenges to ADB's mission to boost inclusive economic growth, reduce poverty, and bring about ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Global Water Technologies Secures Initial Funding for Ballast Water Research

    INDIANAPOLIS - Global Water Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GWTR) has completed an initial funding transaction to begin research on new methods of ballast water treatment. "Ballast water treatment and new regulations to control the invasive species that are unintentionally transported by international shipping are important issues for the next decade," said ...

  • Advanced monitoring technology helps improve water security

    As part of the homeland security activity in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to test commercially available water quality sensors for their ability to provide a warning alarm due to deliberate or unintentional contamination events within a drinking water system. The Intellisonde™ in-pipe water quality monitor from UK based Intellitect Water is one of ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • AWWA’s Water Security Conference: registration is now open

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that the 2011 Water Security Conference (WSC), which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on September 11-14, is now open for registration. In response to President Obama’s 2010 Presidential Proclamation encouraging “all Americans to recognize the ...

  • Water security drives innovation throughout the APAC region

    Water security has joined climate change at the top of nearly every country’s list of priorities. More innovation is needed, particularly in Asia, to meet demands for sustainable water. Asia is home to more than half the world’s population. Many live in underdeveloped, rural areas, while others live in massive megacities. Some countries in the Asia Pacific region, such as ...


    By Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.

  • Loan to expand successful water security initiatives in Brazil

    The World Bank approved yesterday a US$103 million additional finance loan for the Ceará Integrated Water Resource Management Project (Progerirh).  The loan will allow the semi-arid northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará to continue improving the management of water resources and to expand rural and urban access to drinking water, even during periods of drought. 'Since its beginnings in ...


    By The World Bank

  • Water security and climate change: how science can help

    Policymakers need better information about the regional impact of climate change on water supplies, and on ways of adapting to it. For centuries, food production — and thus social development — has depended heavily on access to the water needed to grow crops or rear livestock. Having enough water is only part of the issue, however: it must also be available when and where it ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Technology Leaders Identify Imminent Threats to U.S. Water Security and Call for Comprehensive Strategy to Map a Secure Water Future for the Nation

    Today, a group of leading U.S. technology experts from across the corporate, government and academic sectors issued a joint “call to action” to develop a comprehensive water innovation strategy for the United States. At the “Disruptive Resilience: Chief Technology Officers Map America’s 2030 Water Future” conference today, a cross-section of diverse experts ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Sudan-South Africa cooperation to boost water supply security

    To support improved water security in Sudan at a time of heightened concern over the potential consequences of prolonged drought, a high-level Sudanese delegation visited South Africa last week to study water management facilities. The visit, arranged by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in conjunction with the South African Water Research Commission, gave senior Sudanese officials ...

  • Kimberly-Clarks risk-based approach to business water security

    The next seven years are going to see an ambitious step forward as far as water is concerned for global industrial Kimberly-Clark Corporation. As the company counts down to its 150th anniversary in 2022, it is gearing up for a programme of work to ensure the sustainable and secure operation of its production facilities located in the areas of highest water stress around the world. ‘To ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Three-quarters of Asia-Pacific nations `lack water security`

    About 75 per cent of emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region suffer from low levels of water security, with millions still living without safe water supplies and sanitation facilities, according to a study published this week (13 March). The Asian Water Development Outlook 2013, prepared by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Announcement - Wetlands International calls attention to ensuring water security at World Water Week.

    Wetlands International calls for action to address urgent water security issues that are undermining the health and livelihoods of millions of people through our participation at World Water Week, which features the theme “Water and Food Security.” As part of high level discussions on the Water, ...


    By Wetlands International

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