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Top 10 Moments from the Singapore International Water Week 2018

Top 10 Moments from the Singapore International Water Week 2018

The recent Singapore International Water Week 2018 featured a host of speakers and delegates to discuss pressing water issues .

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Author: Ecobusiness

Publish Date: 15.08.2018

New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags by next year

New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags by next year

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out over the next year, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced on Friday.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 13.08.2018

#FutureTech - Rice University System Selectively Sequesters Toxins from Water

#FutureTech - Rice University System Selectively Sequesters Toxins from Water

Rice University scientists are developing technology to remove contaminants from water – but only as many as necessary.

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Author: Rice University/ DelAgua

Publish Date: 08.08.2018

World Bank sets $20 Billion Record on Combatting Climate Change

World Bank sets $20 Billion Record on Combatting Climate Change

The World Bank has released figures this week which shows that it invested $20.5 billion during the 2018 fiscal year on projects which address the impacts of climate change. This represents 32.1 percent of all funding and exceeds its target of spending at least 28 percent of its finances on tackling the problem by 2020.

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Author: DelAgua/ The World Bank

Publish Date: 06.08.2018

#Spotlight - Abundant Water - Establishing a Filter Vendor Network in Rural Laos

#Spotlight - Abundant Water - Establishing a Filter Vendor Network in Rural Laos

Abundant Water delivers health and hygiene benefits by using the power of social business to design and develop sustainable and scalable clean drinking water projects. The Canberra-based NGO is in its tenth year of operations and has has clinched its most significant partnership to date in Laos. 

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Author: Abundant Water/ DelAgua

Publish Date: 03.08.2018

JULY
GOGLA Report - Solar Power Brings Economic Boost to East African Households

GOGLA Report - Solar Power Brings Economic Boost to East African Households

This new report from GOGLA brings positive news that households using small scale-solar power in East Africa are reporting a rise in economic activity, with improvement in income and job opportunities. It demonstrates the economic benefits of off-grid solar power in the developing world.

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Author: DelAgua/ GOGLA

Publish Date: 30.07.2018

#FutureTech - DOE Funds Field Test of Rice's Solar Desalination Technology

#FutureTech - DOE Funds Field Test of Rice's Solar Desalination Technology

NEWT Center's light-harvesting membranes heat, desalinate water in one step.

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Author: RICE

Publish Date: 27.07.2018

Water Saving Tips

Water Saving Tips

Britain has been experiencing unusually high temperatures and they seem set to continue for a while yet.  Water shortages are being reported across the UK and Ireland and people are being urged to conserve water as the heatwave continues.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 25.07.2018

EEA Release 2018 Report on European Waters

EEA Release 2018 Report on European Waters

The European Environnment Agency have released their 2018 'State of Water' report. The report shows that EU member states have made marked efforts to improve water quality, by improving wastewater treatment and lowering the runoff of pollutants from farmland.

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Author: DelAgua/ EEA

Publish Date: 23.07.2018

#Spotlight - Just a Drop - Building Sand Dams in Kenya, a Natural, Sustainable Solution to the Water Crisis

#Spotlight - Just a Drop - Building Sand Dams in Kenya, a Natural, Sustainable Solution to the Water Crisis

Just a Drop brings sustainable safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects to communities around the world. Safe water changes everything. It improves health, education, women’s rights, leads to secure food sources, economic growth and brighter futures. It completely transforms lives, especially those of women and children. Just a Drop works with communities to implement solutions which best suit their needs, such as rainwater harvesting systems, wells, sand dams, biosand filters, latrines, and sanitation and hygiene training. The charity has recently developed food security and micro-finance programmes, which further support community development and economic growth.  Just a Drop has reached over 1.4 million people in 32 countries since it began in 1998.

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Author: Just a Drop/ DelAgua

Publish Date: 20.07.2018

FAQs with Senior Sales Executive Saskia Ball

FAQs with Senior Sales Executive Saskia Ball

Saskia has been with DelAgua for almost 4 years now, so is an expert when it comes to DelAgua Kit queries. We caught up with her to answer some of our frequently asked questions:

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 18.07.2018

Germany Powers to Renewables Record

Germany Powers to Renewables Record

Germany has set a new record for renewable power production during the first six months of 2018. 113 terawatt hours of electricity was generated by all renewable technologies, mainly consisting of biomass, wind and solar energy, and equivalent to 41.5 percent of all power. This is a 4 percent increase on last year’s figure of 37.6 percent.

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Author: Climate Action

Publish Date: 13.07.2018

The DelAgua Benchtop Incubator

The DelAgua Benchtop Incubator

The DelAgua Benchtop Incubator Kit can carry out six basic water tests to determine the quality of drinking water.  For use where the power supply is regular and constant this model operates directly from the mains supply, yet has the flexibility to be connected to a battery and be used in the field if required. Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliform counts can be obtained within 16 to 18 hours of sampling giving reliable indication of sanitary risk.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 11.07.2018

UK Publishes Latest Results in Tackling Global Climate Change

UK Publishes Latest Results in Tackling Global Climate Change

The 2018 International Climate Finance (ICF) results, published on Friday, illustrate the impact of UK investments in tackling climate change and protecting vulnerable people. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 09.07.2018

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 highlights the progress being made in many areas of the 2030 Agenda. However the report also shows, in some areas, progress is still insufficient. With just 12 years left, achieving the 2030 Agenda requires immediate and accelerated actions.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 04.07.2018

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