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4 Dec 2020 Paris, France
The Agriculture and Water Ministers of the G20 nations have released a communique committing to strengthening their policy cooperation on food security and nutrition as well as their intent to work towards sustainable and resilient water management.The 22 November communique, reporting on a 12 September meeting, describes the ministers' recognition that these issues have “profound implications for people's wellbeing, economic growth and ability to cope with environmental and health challenges, including natural disasters, biodiversity loss and diseases, for a fast-growing, urbanised and interconnected world population”...
4 Dec 2020 DAKAR, Senegal
The second meeting of the Regional Working Group (RWG) for transboundary cooperation on the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB) convening on 1 and 2 December, outlined the main operational axis for the implementation of the vision of the programme.In this region, transboundary cooperation is based on the integrated development of surface and groundwater resources using 50 years of experience in the cooperative management of the sub-region’s major rivers...
15 Mar 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
Climate Change And Urbanisation Exacerbate Natural Contaminant Threat to Groundwater Quality, Availability
A quarter of the world's population faces theats to quality and availability of drinking water because of climate change and urbanisation.New research (Nature Communications) led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney examined the largest global dataset of 9404 published and unpublished groundwater dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations from aquifers in 32 countries across six continents...
19 Mar 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019 (WWDR), launched March 19 with the theme "Leaving No One Behind", argues that fulfilling the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for all can also significantly contribute to the achievement of the broad set of goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: from food and energy security, to economic development and environmental sustainability...
6 Dec 2018 VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) are partnering to support project preparation, transaction management, resource mobilization, advocacy, capacity development, research and knowledge sharing in the joint implementation of transboundary water projects in Africa...
11 Jul 2018 SINGAPORE, Singapore
Singapore’s water industry has contributed $1.84 Billion USD in annual value-add to the economy and created 14,400 jobs to date, putting it on track to meet its 2020 targets. Latest figures from national water agency PUB, the Economic Development Board (EDB) and Enterprise Singapore showed that since 2016, the sector has added 400 jobs and contributed $220 Million USD in value-added to the economy annually...
23 Feb 2018 PHU LY
The population density has increased sharply along Nhue and Đáy rivers. As a result, the amount of rubbish discharged into these rivers has also increased.In addition, rapid urbanisation means more and more companies and factories have been set up there and pollute the water. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said authorities at all levels, corporations and the public must work together to monitor and deal with the pollution.
12 Jan 2018 POTSDAM, Germany
Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe. Scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities with the need for adaptation greatest in the US, parts of India and Africa, Indonesia, and in Central Europe including Germany...
25 Sep 2017 LONDON
The reality of climate change and more frequent and intense downpours has exposed the hubris of the "pave, pipe and pump" approach to water management. As the recent floods from Bangladesh to Texas show, it’s not just the unprecedented magnitude of storms that can cause disaster: it’s urbanisation.
27 Oct 2016 DUBLIN
Macro-economic forces such as climate change, growing populations, increasing urbanisation rates and deteriorating existing water infrastructure, are all encouraging local governments to shift towards Non-revenue water (NRW) reduction strategies.
11 Jul 2014 KATHMANDU
Rapid urbanisation and human encroachment– especially in the Kathmandu Valley– have left Nepal's rivers highly polluted. Initiated by Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel more than a year ago, the campaign– which aims to clean a 21km stretch of the river from Baghdwar to Chobhar– has received increasing support from civil society, the private sector and government agencies...
9 Apr 2014 NEW DELHI
With water consumption in India expected to double by 2050, there is a strong focus to treat the wastewater and protect rivers and aquifers, the primary source of drinking water for millions of people. Faced with high levels of urbanisation and significant water supply problems, the authorities are relying on SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s expertise and have engaged the company via three new contracts covering the entire water cycle...