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8 Feb 2021 WAGENIGEN, Netherlands
From wetland rejuvenation along the Ganga to beach-cleaning in Senegal, the 50th World Wetlands Day saw several initiatives launched in recognition of the value to nature and humankind of the globe’s wetlands. In a 29 January statement released to mark the occasion, Wetlands International, the body that coordinates and manages the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, laments that, despite significant achievements, the convention “has not been able to keep up with the growing threats and challenges that face wetlands...
11 Jan 2021 LEEUWARDEN
Water is becoming increasingly prominent as a source of all kinds of precious substances such as lithium, phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium. Lithium is especially important. This substance is used in the production of batteries. An international group of scientists from, among others, the Wetsus research institute in Leeuwarden and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have been researching a technique that makes it possible to fish out various substances from the water separately from each other.
6 May 2020 Delft
Short term and long term decisions relating to water safety have one thing in common: they are often grounded on results from hydrological models. Researchers from Deltares and Wageningen University studied a new design for a model of this kind for the Rhine. The results were published recently in the AGU journal ‘Water Resources Research’.
5 Feb 2020 WAGENINGEN, Netherlands
NGO Wetlands International has called for the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands to urge the Contracting Parties to the Convention to consider a more ambitious global biodiversity framework and to adopt priority measures to curb freshwater biodiversity loss.On International Wetlands Day (2 February), the NGO called for conservation plans to go beyond protected areas and called for greater investment to stimulate species recovery and re-introduction...
4 Nov 2019 WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands
An open letter from Wetlands International to local, regional and national governments of the transboundary Pantanal as well as the international development, water and environment communities seeks urges stakeholders to take collective action to halt existing fires and to prevent future fires in the Pantanal region in Latin America...
15 Jan 2019 HAMILTON, Canada
A new United Nations report calls into question the advisability of relying on desalination because of the high levels of brine produced.According to a new report from the United Nations University, there are 16,000 desalination plants with more than half of the capacity concentrated in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar (5...
11 Nov 2016 WAGENINGEN
A new study, published this week in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, is the first to examine the causes of Urmia's decline. The conclusion: both human impact and climate change are to blame.
13 Mar 2015 EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom
The third aquaNOW Audience, which will take place on March 17th at the Global Headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Edinburgh, Scotland, features Hydro Nation Scholar Willem Bastiaan “Bas” Buddendorf.Buddendorf holds an MSc degree in Biology, with a specialization in Conservation and Systems Ecology, from Wageningen UR in the Netherlands...
7 Aug 2013 AMSTERDAM
Climate change is likely to impact water availability for both hydropower generation and for cooling water in thermoelectric power production. This change in water availability will in turn affect electricity supply and change the way in which electricity is exchanged between European countries, say researchers who published their findings in the journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL)...
1 May 2013 sinGapore
Two Singapore universities top the world in water research while a set of geographically widespread players specialize in key subsets of the water space as water efficiency attains global priority. The National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University took the top two spots, respectively, in a ranking of the top global water research institutes by Lux Research...
31 Jan 2012 HANOI
A consortium led by consultancy and engineering firm DHV won a consulting contract for the Mekong Delta Plan. Other consortium members include Royal Haskoning, Wageningen University & Research Center, Deltares, RebelGroup and UNESCO-IHE. The Mekong Delta Plan aims to create a long-term vision for the Mekong Delta stretching to the year 2100, as well as a range of shorter-term measures to be carried out between 2015 and 2025 to strengthen water governance in the delta...
28 Jun 2010 NEW DELHI, India
Nearly 60 million people living in the Himalayan region are expected to suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources for crops dry up, a new study warned. But the impact would be much less than was estimated a few years ago by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), since some basins near the Himalayas depend more on rainfall than melting glaciers for their water sources, according to the study by Dutch scientists, published in this month's issue of the journal Science...