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MARCH
World Water Day 2019

World Water Day 2019

This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 22.03.2019

World Water Day 20191

This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 22.03.2019

Microplastic Pollution Widespread in British Lakes and Rivers

Microplastic Pollution Widespread in British Lakes and Rivers

A new report, commissioned by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth, has found microplastics in some of the most iconic British rivers and lakes.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 11.03.2019

FEBRUARY
The DelAgua Dual Incubator

The DelAgua Dual Incubator

The DelAgua Dual Incubator Kit can carry out seven basic water tests to determine the quality of drinking water. The kit was designed to be used where laboratory facilities do not exist, but can equally be used in a permanent location. Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliform and Total Coliform counts can be obtained within 16 to 18 hours of sampling, giving a reliable indication of sanitary risk. The Dual Incubator comes with a separate battery pack and can test up to 32 samples at once.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 27.02.2019

NASA Shows how Water can be Made on the Moon

NASA Shows how Water can be Made on the Moon

A team of NASA scientists has found that water may actually be formed on the moon. They've discovered that solar wind could be the key to producing particles needed for water.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 22.02.2019

#FutureTech - IKEA Launches Giant Bath Boat to Clean up Thames

#FutureTech - IKEA Launches Giant Bath Boat to Clean up Thames

IKEA has launched two large scale replicas of its SMÅKRYP bath boat into the Thames. They will be used to clean up plastic pollution from the water. The boat uses 'Orca' technology and can colllect up to 20kg of rubbish at once.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 20.02.2019

Goyal Unveils Vision 2030: Clean Rivers and Safe Drinking Water in India

Goyal Unveils Vision 2030: Clean Rivers and Safe Drinking Water in India

Presenting the Interim Budget, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal last week laid out the governments vision for India in 2030, highlighting the '10 most important dimensions'.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 06.02.2019

#Spotlight - World Hope International - Turning Brackish Water into Clean Water

#Spotlight - World Hope International - Turning Brackish Water into Clean Water

Haiti currently has the highest infant mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere and the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in the children of Haiti is contaminated water. In fact, Haiti also has one of the highest incidence rates of cholera—a waterborne disease—in the world.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 04.02.2019

JANUARY
Let's Preserve Nature

Let's Preserve Nature

Authorities in Bali are preparing to introduce a tax for overseas visitors to help tackle pollution and waste management. Reported in the Jakarta Post, a new bylaw has been drafted that includes a $10 (£7.50) fee for tourists to the Indonesian island. 

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Author: Jakarta Post

Publish Date: 30.01.2019

Oceans Heating up at an Accelerating Pace

Oceans Heating up at an Accelerating Pace

New analysis published last week shows oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace, much more rapidly than previously thought. The findings published in US journal Science, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, debunk previous reports that suggested there has been a so-called pause in global warming in recent years. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 14.01.2019

#Spotlight - Initiative: Eau - Using a Data Driven Approach to Address Water Disparities

#Spotlight - Initiative: Eau - Using a Data Driven Approach to Address Water Disparities

Initiative: Eau is an American NGO dedicated to increasing the safety and quality of drinking water services in developing urban areas. They use a data driven approach to address water disparities by using four principal programmes: Research, H2Odata.city, H2Odata.actor and H2Odata.crisis. Each uses water data to inform decision-makers and prevent the wasteful use of available human and financial resources for water-related development projects.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 11.01.2019

#FutureTech - Floating Park in Rotterdam Created from Plastic Pollution

#FutureTech - Floating Park in Rotterdam Created from Plastic Pollution

A new 'floating park' has been created in Rotterdam, and it's made from recycled plastic. The prototype park is made from plastic collected from the city's canals. 'Litter traps' have been set up along the water to catch the plastic, preventing it from flowing into the ocean. The recycled plastic is then turned into hexagonal pods and can be put together to create gardens, habitats for wildlife and seating areas for people to enjoy the park.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 07.01.2019

Schools Challenged to go Plastic Free by 2022

Schools Challenged to go Plastic Free by 2022

The Education Secretary has urged all schools to eliminate their use of single use plastics by 2022.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 04.01.2019

DECEMBER
#FutureTech - Peace Boat Ecoship, the Future of Cruise Ships

#FutureTech - Peace Boat Ecoship, the Future of Cruise Ships

The Ecoship Project is the next stage of Peace Boat’s journey to promote peace, human rights and sustainability around the world. The ships design was finalised in 2015, after a 3-year, whole-system integrated process involving an international team bringing together expertise from a diverse range of specialties in both marine and land-based industrial sectors.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 19.12.2018

#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

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