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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

  • New USGS map of worldwide croplands supports food and water security

    A new map was released on November 14 detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are 1.87 billion hectares of croplands in the world, which is 15% to 20%—or 250 to 350 million ...

  • 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

  • AWS Member News: General Mills recognized for climate change and water security efforts

    AWS North American member General Mills earns a spot on the Carbon Disclosure’s Project’s ‘A-List’ for climate change and water security. They were one of only 10 companies that received top scores in both categories and the only food and beverage company on both lists. “It’s a business imperative for us to be responsible stewards of natural resources within ...


    By The Water Council

  • 2011 DSS & Water security conference call for papers now open

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that the Call for Papers for the 2011 Distribution Systems Symposium and Exposition (DSS) & Water Security Conference (WSC) is now open. The conferences will be co-located in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 11-14, 2011. ...

  • By 2025, 1800 million people will be living with absolute water scarcity!

    March 22nd marks the annual celebration of World Water Day as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for freshwater resources sustainable management. In celebration of World Water Day, Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an innovative infographic about water industry highlighting important facts about necessity of ...


    By Aid & Trade Limited

  • 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

  • Freedman and Larson Attend Global Water Summit

    Paul Freedman and Wendy Larson will be attending an event hosted by The Nature Conservancy titled “Global Water Summit 2014: The Role of Conservation in the Global Water Challenge.” The event will run from November 18th to the 21st in Chicago, and will include a number of presentations and events. The mission of the conference, as described on the website, is: “Today, global ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Nicole Bernex Explains Santa Eulalia

    Dr. Nicole Bernex is a Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a Member of the GWP Technical Committee. She has been active in the GWP network for many years, the past ten of them through ...


    By Global Water Partnership

  • Quantitative Assessment of Water Security Workshop

    On 29th January 2020, the Working Group ‘Water Security’ organised a workshop on Quantitative Assessment of Water Security. The workshop was hosted by KWR Water Research Institute in the Netherlands. The co-leaders of the Working Group, Jan Hofman (University of Bath and KWR) and Blanca Antizar (Isle Utilities) chaired the day. Over 20 participants from different destinations in ...


    By Isle Utilities

  • 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

  • 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

  • USGS Census, EPA Strategy, ASME Hydraulic Fracturing

    The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) was passed into law on March 30, 2009. Sub¬title F, also known as the SECURE Water Act, calls for the establishment of a “national water availability and use assessment program” within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A major driver for this recommendation was that national water availabil¬ity and use have ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • World Water Council elects the City of Dakar and country of Senegal as hosts of 2021 Forum.

    On Saturday 26 November in Marseille, France, the World Water Council elected the capital city of Dakar and the country of Senegal to host the 9th World Water Forum in 2021. The selection followed a rigorous evaluation process. The candidature of Dakar was unanimously approved by vote conducted during the 60th meeting of the Board of Governors. The 9th World Water Forum theme will be “Water ...


    By World Water Council

  • War of words on climate link to African strife

    A dispute about whether climate change will cause more wars in Africa heated up last week with the publication of a study that pours cold water on the link. "The primary causes of civil war are political, not environmental," said Halvard Buhaug, a political scientist from the Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway, whose study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Partnering for Sustainable Business

    Most companies have a multi-facetted interaction with wetlands: On the one hand they rely on wetlands and the services they provide, above all water security. On the other hand they have an impact on wetlands, e.g. through water use or land-use change. Wetlands regulate water quantity and quality, thus creating the conditions for economic activity and for life in general. Besides water, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Reducing consumption key to a sustainable future

    The Limits to Growth’ modelled scenarios for the future global economy and environment and recommended far reaching changes to the way we live to avoid disaster. In a paper published in the current edition of the international journal; Global Environmental Change, CSIRO physicist Dr Graham Turner compares forecasts from the book with global data from the past 30 years. ”The real-world data ...

  • 3 in 4 Asia-Pacific Nations Facing Water Security Threat - Study

    More than 75% of the countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing a serious lack of water security, with many of them facing an imminent water crisis unless immediate steps are taken to improve management of water resources, says a new study prepared jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF). “While the Asia-Pacific region has become an economic ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • WCC, GWP and Heinrich Böll Stiftung host joint side event at COP16

    On the evening of Monday December 6th, the Water and Climate Coalition, the Global Water Partnership and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung organised a joint side event at COP16. Under the title Water, Climate and Development: Linking up development agendas and putting water security first”, the side event gathered a panel of six distinguished speakers. Moderated by Ms Letitia Obeng, Chair of ...

  • 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

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