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June 2019

Saen Saep water quality on the rise

19-06-2019
Thailand

Water quality in Klong Saen Saep has improved after a two-year strict regulation on wastewater treatment, according to the Pollution Control Department. A survey by the department has found traditional sources of pollution, such as condominiums, department stores, and hospitals, have adopted better practices and regulations on discharging …

Global leaders join forces at World Water Week in Stockholm

19-06-2019
World Water Week, Stockholm

Across the globe, more and more people are becoming aware of the looming water crisis. On current trends, demand for water will exceed supply by 40 per cent in 2030, while half the world will suffer from severe water stress. The situation is exacerbated by climate change, leading to more frequent extreme weather events as well as dangerously …

Solving stormwater challenges with better pump station designs

18-06-2019
Xylem

As severe weather events increase, cities need infrastructure that can handle stormwater beyond normal levels. Pump stations play a vital role in defending communities against stormwater, and the proper design of the pump station is critical. Farzad Ferdos, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) specialist at Xylem, explains how Xylem helps design …

Workshop hosted on Water Cooperation in the context of SDG 6

18-06-2019
UNESCO

Earlier this year UNESCO and UNECE organised a workshop on Water Cooperation in the context of SDG 6 indicators 6.5.2 (Water Cooperation) and 6.5.1 (Integrated Water Resources Management-IWRM). The workshop was organised as part of a series of thematic and sub-regional workshops dedicated to supporting Member States in the achievement of the 2030 …