world water week Articles

  • World Water Week: Water is a right, water is life

    As we celebrate World Water Week (23 – 28 August 2015), we remember that millions of people worldwide still do not have access to clean drinking water. Yoka Brandt, Unicef Deputy Executive Director, writes about the right for every child to have access to clean water. If you were to ask me what I dream about, ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Water grabbing fact sheet for World Water Week

    Ground and surface waters are under increasing stress around the world. The goal to ensure sustainable food and water security is being put further at risk from large-scale land acquisitions targeting lands with water for irrigation. In parts of Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, powerful interests are acquiring lands either with associated water resources or with the promise of water ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 2013 World Water Week: Water cooperation – building partnerships

    The UN General Assembly has declared 2013 the “International Year of Water Cooperation. Why do we need to cooperate, on what, for what aim, at what level, with whom and, not least, how? The 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm will raise these questions to the international water community. In two years, a new set of international “Sustainable Development Goals” (SGDs) will ...

  • Call for young professionals to help develop the World Water Week in Stockholm

    SIWI is seeking eight committed young water professionals to provide support to the World Water Week’s Scientific Programme Committee. Joining the Young Scientific Programme Committee is an opportunity for young professionals to expand their network and gain valuable experience. Tasks of the Young Scientific Programme Committee The nine members of the Young ...


  • On the water front vol 3 presents new thinking on cities and water presented at 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm

    On the Water Front vol. 3 offers a collection of the most innovative and important insights that were presented at the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm, which was held under the theme “Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanised World”. Each chapter is authored by a leading expert in the field and builds upon research presented at the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm. ...

  • Threats to the World’s Freshwater Resources

    OAKLAND, CA - Ten to twenty thousand people die every day from water-related diseases; worldwide, half of all wetlands have already been lost to development and conversion. Global climate change will wreak potential havoc on the world's freshwater. In short, across the globe, the world's scarce fresh water is being threatened as never before. To make matters worse, the traditional methods ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • SIWI report `Feeding a thirsty world`

    Feeding a thirsty world: Challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world, provides input into the discussions on water and food security to take place at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm. Authored by a dozen experts from SIWI, the Food and Agriculture ...

  • In the World: Small Mexican village produces clean water with solar-powered system

    MIT-developed system runs autonomously, producing 1,000 liters per day. In a small village deep in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula — a day’s drive from any source of clean, drinkable water — researchers from MIT are testing a system that purifies water with the help of the sun. The relatively inexpensive system consists of several modest photovoltaic panels, a large ...

  • Green Employer of the Week --Apr/13-19/13: the Nature Conservancy

    We've decided that at least once a month we should present a non-profit organization as our employer of the week. Especially today, to celebrate Earth Day! ...


  • UK Green water treatment technology scores all over the world

    Fluid Dynamics is one of the UK’s export success stories. Specialising in preventing scaling caused by hard water without the use of chemicals Fluid Dynamics exports over 85% of its production. Chosen for Florida’s “Green House project “ in the USA .. as the preferred water treatment for the Argentine Central Bank ,  and also the City Mall in Jordan Fluid Dynamics ...

  • Edmonton is a world-class composting city

    State-of-the-art compost facility draws visitors from around the world A Canadian composting facility has become a hub for industry experts from around the world. Visitors from virtually every continent have visited the Edmonton Composting Facility to learn how this state-of-the art facility is combining sewage sludge (biosolids) with residential solid waste, to create a high-quality ...


    By Vermeer

  • World’s largest district cooling center improves operations and eliminates hazardous delivered chemicals with new cooling water treatment - case study

    Application: Cooling Water Disinfection A major player in Chicago’s water treatment industry piloted MIOX water treatment technology for cooling tower water treatment in 2006.  Since proving MIOX’s Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chemistry as a superior alternative to delivered biocides including bromine and isothiazoline, Thermal Chicago has continued to utilize MIOX ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Allegheny Ludlum uses Abanaki to support world-class wastewater treatment standards

    Allegheny Ludlum Corporation is a world leader in the technology, production and marketing of specialty materials - from stainless and silicon- electrical steels to titanium, nickel alloys and other advanced alloys. Its customers represent diversified consumer and capital goods markets in more than 30 nations. In keeping with the company's ISO 9001-certified quality system, the leader goes well ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

    Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a unique position to lead — but they can’t do it alone. Investments are needed. Luckily, the opportunities are promising for ...


    By Ensia

  • IEA report finds `World is not on Track` to meet climate goals

    The International Energy Agency released a new report today, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, finding that global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2012 increased by 1.4 percent, ...

  • Water, water everywhere: But is there enough to drink?

    Original story at MIT News At MIT, experts address the challenges of supplying clean, safe water to a growing world population. The challenge of supplying clean, safe drinking water to an expanding world population comes down to money, MIT economist Franklin Fisher ...

  • Water: At a Tipping Point

    The Stockholm World Water Week’s focus on “Water for Development” comes at an opportune time. Water as a sector in world affairs is reaching a tipping point. Over the next two decades and more, the global push for food and energy security and for sustaining urbanization will place new and increasing demands on the water sector. Ours is a world of ‘thirsty ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • High level panel on water

    During this week’s Budapest Water Summit, the members of the High Level Panel on Water met to review progress since issuing the Call for Action on Water in New York in September. In Budapest, the Panel focused its discussions on the vital challenge of financing the world’s water infrastructure needs. Recognizing that achieving the water SDG (SDG6) and water-related targets will ...


  • Revolutionary innovations for clean water

    The U.N. General Assembly declared 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. And the theme of this year's World Water Week, September 1st-September 7th, is " ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Drinking water - India

    EconoPure Water Systems EconoPure Water Systems (formerly DVX Water Technologies, LLC) designs and manufactures highly economical, scalable, low-fouling membrane systems. The Company leverages the unique low-fouling nanofiltration (“LFNano”) system consisting of a unique membrane element that is designed to avoid particulate fouling, biofouling, and scaling. As the name suggests, ...


    By EconoPure Water Systems, LLC

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