1 Aug 2022 TOKYO
The IAEA says the release, which will take place over many years and is not expected to begin before spring 2023, meets international standards and "will not cause any harm to the environment".
1 Aug 2022 BETHLEHEM PA, United States
New data reveals robust evidence of adverse health impacts of lead contaminated water. Among the findings: prenatal lead exposure increased the chance of low-birth-weight by 18% and increased the probability of preterm birth by 19%.
1 Aug 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
The new resolution affirms a right that had earlier been recognised as a part of international human rights law and procedures by the UN Human Rights Council but also creates new formal links to environmental agreements.
30 Jul 2022 CARTAGENA, Colombia
A new study to deepen the understanding of the relationship of Covid-19 with water resources and to summarise the progress and lessons learned on water management and governance in Latin America during the post-pandemic period is underway.
30 Jul 2022 YORK, United Kingdom
Forty-three percent of the world's rivers have levels of pharmaceutical pollution that are of concern.
28 Jul 2022 DELHI, India
Levels of Nonylphenol ranging from 29.1 parts per billion (ppb) to 80.5 ppb were found in 15 samples taken across the country. A safe level is considered to be 0.33 ppb.
28 Jul 2022 KYIV, Ukraine
There are unverified reports of cholera outbreaks in Mariupol as the city has no working water system only 3-5% of the population has access to water.
28 Jul 2022 TALINN, Estonia
The Helsinki convention is known amongst other things for its protection of water quality and water related ecosystems, as well as its broad protection of groundwater sources. Its framework provides the broad parameters for cooperation under which many more detailed agreements are negotiated at river basin level.
28 Jul 2022 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
In a new report the European Environment Agency (EEA) recommends initiatives towards achieving circularity in wastewater treatment and focuses on urban water treatment facilities.
28 Jul 2022 BONN, Germany
The 9th session of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has approved two reports: the Sustainable Use Assessment which reports on the sustainable use of wild species, and the Values Assessment, which reports on the diverse values and valuation of nature.
5 Jul 2022 DUSHANBE, Tajikistan
The Dushanbe Declaration emphasises the relationships between water, climate change, and disaster risk reduction, mentioning water in the context of national adaptation plans and climate finance.
3 Jul 2022 LISBON, Portugal
Oceans under threat through plastics pollution, overfishing, and the effects of climate change, river basin and coastal pollution.