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Editor’s pickWhat lessons communities along the Mekong River can give on access to safe water

04-01-2018

The Mekong River as it runs through Vietnam Out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations has laid out for member nations, no goal has as much impact on the globe as water. Water management not only dictates how sustainable ecosystems, livelihoods, and industry will be, it has a critical impact on peace and human …

UN-Water launches World Water Day 2018 website

04-01-2018

With the theme Nature for Water, and with an emphasis on how the water challenges of the 21st century can be met, preparations for World Water Day 2018, which will be held on the 22nd of March, Thursday, have begun. UN-Water has extended an invitation to organisations to join the campaign and send in their inspirational material much like …

NAWC announces departure of executive director

03-01-2018

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently announced that its executive director, Michael Deane, will leave the association on or about the 1st of February, 2018. Deane has led the trade organisation for private regulated utilities and operating companies since June 2009.  “Michael’s leadership over the past eight …

UN General Assembly president reveals upcoming event

02-01-2018

According to UN Water, during a meeting with the president of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Marie Chatardová, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) president, Miroslav Lajcak revealed that he would be holding three events related to the implementation of the SDGs 4 (quality education), 6 (clean water and …

FAO: Despite strong supply of food globally, conflicts and drought push hunger up

02-01-2018

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), although the globe has a strong supply of food, localised drought, flooding, and continued conflicts have aggravated and maintained food insecurity. The newest Crop Prospects and Food report discovered that 37 nations – 29 of which can be found in Africa – need …

Editor’s pickIn the future, food may be grown with wastewater

28-12-2017

A woman tends to her crops. Image credit: Nana Kofi Acquah/International Water Management Institute In a world that is increasingly afflicted with water scarcity, using recycled water is something that is both integrated and more and more normal. And in the future, using wastewater for agriculture to grow food may be inevitable. Using wastewater …

Student team from India wins Xylem Water Prize

27-12-2017

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, congratulated the national team of India, winners of the Xylem Water Prize 2017. The prize was awarded at the 14th annual International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) with the theme “Water and …

Nijhuis to build largest industrialised botanical garden wastewater treatment plant

22-12-2017

An impression of the largest industrialised botanical garden wastewater treatment plant. Photo credit: Nijhuis Industries Nijhuis Industries is to build the largest industrialised botanical garden wastewater treatment plant, together with its technology partner Organica Water. The project is for the world's largest furniture retailer, and will …