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FEBRUARY
UNESCO Launches Pioneering Tool to Monitor Water Quality

UNESCO Launches Pioneering Tool to Monitor Water Quality

A new World Water Quality Portal, launched by UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP), provides information on freshwater quality at the global scale using remote sensing data. Water quality affects human health, as well as ecosystems, biodiversity, food production and economic growth. While improving water quality worldwide is essential to sustainable development, reliable data is scarce, especially in remote areas and developing countries where monitoring networks and capacity are lacking. The IIWQ World Water Quality Portal addresses an urgent need to enhance the knowledge base and access to information in order to better understand the impacts of climate- and human-induced change on water security. It will facilitate science-based, informed decision-making for water management and support Member States’ efforts in implementing the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation (SDG 6), as well as several other Goals and Targets that are linked directly to water quality and water pollution.

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Author: UNESCO

Publish Date: 21.02.2018

#Spotlight - Engineers Without Borders - Improving Water Quality in  Rural Communities of Mexico

#Spotlight - Engineers Without Borders - Improving Water Quality in Rural Communities of Mexico

Engineers Without Borders UK work in partnership with CATIS, a local grassroots organisation. One of the projects they have worked together on was the development of a ceramic filter to remove fluoride and arsenic from drinking water.  Will, an Engineers Without Borders UK volunteer, spent three months working with CATIS developing the filter.  Will further engaged with the community in a number of ways. He assisted with installing the filters, produced resources and gave workshops to inform the local community about the new technology and water quality issues.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 16.02.2018

#FutureTech - Emissions-free, Electric Barges are Coming to Europe

#FutureTech - Emissions-free, Electric Barges are Coming to Europe

The world’s first electric barges will be used in Europe’s waterways this summer, according to Dutch company Port-Liner which announced the news this month.

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Author: Climate Action

Publish Date: 12.02.2018

First US Ski Resort to Operate on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

First US Ski Resort to Operate on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The famous Lake Tahoe resorts in California will be the first ski facilities in the US to operate on 100 percent renewable energy, eliminating emissions which would be a threat to the industry’s future.

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Author: Climate Action

Publish Date: 09.02.2018

#SupplierShowcase - Lovibond Tintometer

#SupplierShowcase - Lovibond Tintometer

Lovibond is known for offering innovative products for the determination of different types of water; water in swimming pools, drinking water, foul water, surface and ground water, untreated water and effluents, through to cooling water and boiler feed water.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 07.02.2018

Solar Power will Bring Electricity to Millions of Africans, says Development Bank

Solar Power will Bring Electricity to Millions of Africans, says Development Bank

The African Development Bank is unveiling its plan to help connect 29.3 million people in the continent with electricity by 2020.

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Author: Climate Action

Publish Date: 05.02.2018

JANUARY
Water Industry Launches Scheme to Cut Plastic Waste in England

Water Industry Launches Scheme to Cut Plastic Waste in England

The water industry is joining a campaign to cut plastic use by creating a network of new refill stations. The scheme aims to provide stations for free in every major city and town in England by 2021.

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Author: Climate Action

Publish Date: 31.01.2018

#FutureTech - Robotic Swans Used to Monitor Quality of Singapore’s Reservoirs

#FutureTech - Robotic Swans Used to Monitor Quality of Singapore’s Reservoirs

Five robotic swans will be used at various reservoirs in Singapore to monitor raw water quality, announced national water agency PUB.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 29.01.2018

#Spotlight - Planet Water Foundation - The AquaTower

#Spotlight - Planet Water Foundation - The AquaTower

Planet Water Foundation is bringing clean water to disadvantaged communities by building AquaTowers. The towers are assembled by Planet Water Foundation employees and volunteers in one day. Funding and assembly of the AquaTowers is an excellent corporate social responsibility (CSR) and team-building initiative.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 24.01.2018

UN Environment and WHO Agree to Major Collaboration on Environmental Health Risks

UN Environment and WHO Agree to Major Collaboration on Environmental Health Risks

UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year.

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Author: UN Environment and WHO

Publish Date: 22.01.2018

#FutureTech - The Future of Clean Water is Hybrid Renewable Energy

#FutureTech - The Future of Clean Water is Hybrid Renewable Energy

One of the main issues with renewable energy sources is that energy solutions, like solar power or wind power do not operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sometimes the weather conditions just aren’t suitable. That is when the oil or gas-based turbines are required to fill in the gaps of the renewable energy supply. But today, engineers have succeeded in combining a hybrid solar wind renewable energy and battery storage solution. Several developers of large-scale solar power plants, have built hybrid wind-solar projects.

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Author: Gulf News

Publish Date: 19.01.2018

5 of the Biggest Planned Renewable Energy Projects in the World

5 of the Biggest Planned Renewable Energy Projects in the World

As renewable energy is no longer considered a niche technology, countries and energy companies have embarked on a race to impress the world with majestic clean energy projects of all kinds and demonstrate their true potential.

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Author: Climate Action

Publish Date: 17.01.2018

#Spotlight - We Are Water Foundation - Improving Water Supplies and Sanitation in Thai Nursery Schools

#Spotlight - We Are Water Foundation - Improving Water Supplies and Sanitation in Thai Nursery Schools

In the mountains of Northern Thailand, close to the border with Myanmar, there are many ethnic minorities living in tribal groups. These communities are isolated and difficult to access. Water is fetched directly from creeks and used unfiltered, with the associated risk of disease, especially diarrhoea. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 15.01.2018

WHO Reviews the Biggest Health Stories from 2017

WHO Reviews the Biggest Health Stories from 2017

The World Health Organization has reviewed the top health stories and their major achievements from the past year. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 12.01.2018

Landmark Step Towards Ocean Protection

Landmark Step Towards Ocean Protection

The long anticipated ban on plastic microbeads was put into force this week marking a landmark step towards ocean protection.

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Author: DelAgua / Climate Action

Publish Date: 10.01.2018

India Becomes the First Country to Launch a Floating Solar Power Programme

India Becomes the First Country to Launch a Floating Solar Power Programme

The Indian government has launched an ambitious floating solar power programme in order to boost the development of the niche technology and invest in the next generation of solar power.

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Author: Climate Action

Publish Date: 05.01.2018

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