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Study calls for improved sanitation and the environmental management of pharmaceuticals

04-12-2019
sanitation, pharmaceuticals, water pollution, water management, water treatment

Poor sanitation leads to untreated wastewater entering river systems in many countries where industrialisation and urbanisation is not supported by appropriate infrastructure. The lack of regulation and enforcement means toxic chemicals can damage the ecology of the natural environment and pose a risk to human health. Responsible producers of …

Two IWA development awards celebrate excellency in research and practice in water and sanitation

02-12-2019
IWA, International Water Association, awards, water and sanitation

The International Water Association has announced the winners of its 2019 Development Awards, honouring Dr Miriam Otoo and Mr Sikandarsab Meeranaik for their contributions to progress on water needs in low- and middle-income countries. The winners received the awards and certificates by the honourable Vasudeva Nanayakkara, State Minister Urban …

This chlorine dispenser is saving children’s lives in Bangladesh

02-09-2019
water supply, sanitation

Diarrhea kills a child under the age of five every minute on average. Diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children globally, could become even more difficult to control as poor urban areas with limited clean water access expand. Researchers call the new dispenser, described in The Lancet Global Health, an improvement over …

2019 GLAAS: Weak systems and funding gaps jeopardise drinking-water and sanitation in the world’s poorest countries

30-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water treatment, water supply, sanitation

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water have sounded the alarm for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems. The call came as the international water sector meets in Stockholm for its annual conference during World Water Week (25-30 August 2019). It is triggered by a new report published by WHO on …

AFRICA: Scientists initiate SafeWaterAfrica for wastewater treatment

24-07-2019
Africa, SafeWaterAfrica, wastewater treatment, disinfection, sanitation

African and European researchers are currently working on the implementation of the SafeWaterAfrica operation. It's about the development of a concept for a small wastewater treatment plant, which is being installed in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique. A wastewater treatment plant will be installed in Ressano Garcia, a small town in southern Mozambique …

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) sector ministers’ meeting

02-04-2019
Sanitation and Water

On 4-5 April 2019, the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Sector Ministers’ Meeting will be convened in San Jose, Costa Rica, to support the achievement of the water, sanitation and hygiene-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. It will be held days after LatinoSan. The meeting will bring together ministers responsible for …