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DECEMBER
#Spotlight - Drop4Drop - Funding sustainable clean water solutions to countries that need it most

#Spotlight - Drop4Drop - Funding sustainable clean water solutions to countries that need it most

Over 345 million people lack access to clean water in Africa. In Zambia, where the majority of Drop4Drop's work is carried out, this is very apparent. With over a third of its population unable to access clean water (UNICEF) Zambia is seriously affected by the water crisis. Drop4drop has been working with their partner in Zambia for the last 3 years to help combat the situation. Since working in the area, the number of people admitted to hospital with water related illnesses has dropped by a massive 60%.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 14.12.2018

WHO COP24 Special Report: Health & Climate Change

WHO COP24 Special Report: Health & Climate Change

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a special report at COP24, highlighting why health considerations are critical to the advancement of climate action and outlines key recommendations for policy makers.

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Author: WHO

Publish Date: 10.12.2018

World Bank Announces $200 Billion to Fund the Fight Against Climate Change

World Bank Announces $200 Billion to Fund the Fight Against Climate Change

The World Bank has announced a major new set of targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 10.12.2018

COP24 - What you need to know

COP24 - What you need to know

As global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. Last Sunday, the United Nations kicked off critical negotiations on how to address the problem collectively and urgently, during a two-week climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, known as “COP24”.

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Author: UN News

Publish Date: 07.12.2018

#SupplierShowcase - Sartorius

#SupplierShowcase - Sartorius

For over 140 years Sartorius has utilised the latest scientific expertise to manufacture innovative products. As a leading international pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier Sartorius' products help customers implement complex laboratory processes reliably and economically. They specialise in high-grade consumables, filtration, balances, pipettes and water purification systems. Their products minimise human error, simplify workflows and reduce physical workloads.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 03.12.2018

NOVEMBER
UN Environment Launch  2018 Emissions Gap Report

UN Environment Launch 2018 Emissions Gap Report

The UN Environment's 2018 Emissions Gap Report has been launched and takes a close look at the pledges that countries have made to reduce their emissions.

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Author: UN Environment

Publish Date: 28.11.2018

Spain will Switch to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Spain will Switch to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Spain has set out plans to switch to entirely renewable sources by 2050.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 21.11.2018

World Bank Report - Where Sun Meets Water: Floating Solar Market Report

World Bank Report - Where Sun Meets Water: Floating Solar Market Report

A first-of-its kind report series on floating solar technologies, “Where Sun Meets Water,” aims to help policymakers, private developers and practitioners understand the market potential, costs and policy implications of floating solar, as well as the challenges to overcome to get this emerging technology off the ground.

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Author: DelAgua/ The World Bank

Publish Date: 12.11.2018

New WHO Report

New WHO Report

Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

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Author: WHO

Publish Date: 02.11.2018

OCTOBER
Drinking Water New Plans to Improve Tap Water Quality and Cut Plastic Litter

Drinking Water New Plans to Improve Tap Water Quality and Cut Plastic Litter

MEPs backed plans on Tuesday to improve consumers’ trust in drinking water from the tap, which is much cheaper and cleaner for the environment compared to bottled water.

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Author: European Parliament Press Release

Publish Date: 31.10.2018

#SupplierShowcase - Hydrosense

#SupplierShowcase - Hydrosense

Until the development of the Hydrosense test the gold standard for detection of Legionella was the lab culture method. The culture method is still used by most laboratories in the world. It requires selective media and prolonged incubation periods. A concentration stage is followed by decontamination with heat and acid, which may involve loss of the target bacteria. The incubation stage itself takes 10-14 days to provide results and does not identify the virulent phase of the bacterium when the bacterium is viable but non-culturable.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 29.10.2018

#FutureTech - Innovators Create Device that can Pull Water from Thin Air

#FutureTech - Innovators Create Device that can Pull Water from Thin Air

Two years ago XPrize announced a global competition encouraging innovators to find a sustainable and affordable way to bring potable water to anyone, anywhere. The device had to extract at least 2,000 litres of water a day from the atmosphere, use clean energy and cost no more than 2¢  a litre.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 25.10.2018

European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastic Ban

European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastic Ban

The European parliament has backed a ban on single-use plastics, in an effort to tackle plastic pollution.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 25.10.2018

The DelAgua Kit Finder

The DelAgua Kit Finder

Confused as to which DelAgua kit to pick? Our handy 'Kit Finder' tool makes the process much easier.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 22.10.2018

#FutureTech – Solar powered vehicle made from recycled plastic set for Antarctic expedition

#FutureTech – Solar powered vehicle made from recycled plastic set for Antarctic expedition

A team from Clean2Antarctica have built a vehicle made from recycled plastic and powered by the sun. The aim of the expedition to Antarctica is to explore and learn from the continent's sustainable nature.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 17.10.2018

IPCC Release Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

IPCC Release Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has launced a special report on global warming of 1.5°C. The assessment states that limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, farreaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 08.10.2018

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