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24 Sep 2020 REDMOND WA, United States
Microsoft has announced a commitment to be water positive in its operations by 2030. The corporation described its intension to reduce its water intensity, or water used per megawatt of energy consumed, and to replenish water used in water-stressed regions of operations in a 21 September blog by its President Brad Smith...
4 May 2015 NEW YORK, NY, United States
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water and sanitation will require concerted and combined efforts from countries around the world to mobilize adequate funding from all sources -- public and private, domestic and international, according to a UN report released last week.The report, "A compilation of aspects on the means of implementation: water and sanitation," details some of the actions and conditions needed to meet the proposed SDG 6 – “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all -- and SDG 17 -- “strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development” in the context of water and sanitation...
1 Apr 2015 NEW YORK, NY
Richard Connor, the lead author of The United Nations World Water Development Report 2015, released on Mar. 20, has spoken out about media depictions of his findings. He points out that much of the report focuses on how institutional and policy frameworks can, and must, protect and promote water security and that the report is not all “doom and gloom”.
4 Feb 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya
Unregulated liquid waste discharges pose a serious threat to human and ecological health, UN-Water warned in a new report released on February 2nd.The Rapid Assessment Report on Waste Water Management revealed that only 20 percent of wastewater is being treated globally, and rapid industrialization and population growth are making the problem worse...
23 Jan 2015 ZARAGOZA, Spain
Countries will have to invest in science and technology if they are to meet the proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on water and sanitation by the 2030 deadline, delegates heard during the UN-Water conference in Zaragoza, Spain this week.However, technology cannot solve all the problems in the water and sanitation sector; corruption, bad governance, poor pay for water facility operators and technicians, broken infrastructure and limited finances will all hinder any advancements made by implementing new technologies, conference speakers warned...
19 Nov 2014 GENEVA, Switzerland
Insufficient financing overall, funding gaps in rural areas, weak national capacity, gaps in monitoring, and neglect for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools and health facilities are among the biggest factors limiting progress toward universal access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation services worldwide, according to a new UN-Water-World Health Organization (WHO) report, released to mark World Toilet Day on November 19th...
24 Mar 2014 TOKYO, Japan
Global demand for freshwater is expected to increase by about 55 percent by 2050, largely due to the increased demand in manufacturing (400 percent), thermal electricity generation (140 percent) and domestic use (130 percent), according to a new report from the United Nations.The report, “World Water Development Report 2014; Water and Energy,” was released on March 21 at the Asia Pacific Regional Symposium “Water-Energy Nexus in Asia,” which was held at the United Nations University Headquarters Building in Tokyo, Japan...
21 Mar 2014 TOKYO, Japan/STOCKHOLM, Sweden
UN, SIWI Mark World Water Day With Award Announcements; Singapore's NEWater, Harvard Professor Are Honorees
The United Nations Water (UN-Water) program and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) marked this year's World Water Day by announcing winners of major awards from each organization.UN-Water on March 21 announced that Singapore’s reclaimed water program, NEWater, is the winner of the “Water for Life” Best Practices Award of 2014...
4 Sep 2013 ABU DHABI
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a thriving economy that is heavily investing in water to meet its growing water demand, sustainably. Over USD300 billion will be invested in GCC water sustainability projects between the period of 2012 – 2022, presenting vast business opportunities to leading regional and global providers of cutting- edge water technologies...