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UNICEF global framework for urban water, sanitation and hygiene

14-02-2020
UNICEF, WASH, water, sanitation, hygiene, urban network, water network, water management, drinking water

The world is rapidly urbanising, swelling impoverished urban settlement populations – exacerbating exclusion and inequality in access to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) services for the poorest and most marginalised children and their families. As of 2018 an estimated 4.2 billion people, or 55% of the global population, were living in …

Bureau of Reclamation selects 16 projects to receive $3.5 million for desalination and water purification research

24-08-2018
Bureau of Reclamation, US$3.5 million, desalination, water purification research, Washington, Research programme, DWPR

WASHINGTON – Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that 16 entities will receive $3.5 million for laboratory and pilot-scale research projects as part of the Desalination and Water Purification Research Programme. The DWPR Programme works with Reclamation researchers and partners to develop more innovative, …

Editor’s pickAs synthetic microfibres infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release?(Part 3)

20-08-2018
Synthetic microfibres, food, water, air, studies, pollution, washing machines, textiles

Scientists and manufacturers are looking for ways to keep synthetic microfibres from getting into the environment in the first place   Written by Mary Catherine O’ Connor, first published on Ensia.com Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In part …