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MARCH
#Spotlight - Islamic Relief - Smart Water Solutions

#Spotlight - Islamic Relief - Smart Water Solutions

Déby Samake lives with her husband and children in a small straw and mud house in Ouelessebougou, Mali. She wakes up at 5am each morning to pray and tend to her rice fields, but regular drought used to mean that the harvest was rarely enough to feed her family all year round.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 27.03.2017

World Water Day 2017

World Water Day 2017

World Water Day is held every year on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It is estimated that there are still 663 million people living without access to safe water.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 22.03.2017

The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

Innovative and emerging technologies could impact the energy sector by boosting alternative supplies at affordable costs and cutting demand.

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Author: Tom Idle, Raconteur

Publish Date: 13.03.2017

International Women's Day 2017

International Women's Day 2017

Happy International Women's Day!

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 08.03.2017

'Turn the Tide on Plastic' Urges UN

'Turn the Tide on Plastic' Urges UN

 Launching an unprecedented global campaign, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is urging everyone to eliminate the use of microplastics and stop the excessive, wasteful use of single-use plastic, to save the world’s seas and oceans from irreversible damage before it’s too late.

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Author: United Nations

Publish Date: 06.03.2017

World Bank Scores Sustainable Energy Policies in 111 Countries

World Bank Scores Sustainable Energy Policies in 111 Countries

An increasing number of developing countries – Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa – are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new World Bank Report. 

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Author: World Bank

Publish Date: 03.03.2017

FEBRUARY
#Spotlight - 1001fontaines - Change the World by Bringing Safe Drinking Water

#Spotlight - 1001fontaines - Change the World by Bringing Safe Drinking Water

Since 2004, the NGO '1001fontaines' recruits, trains, equips and supports micro-entrepreneurs within rural communities to bring healthy drinking water in a autonomous and sustainable way. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 27.02.2017

Seagrass meadows help remove dangerous bacteria from ocean water

Seagrass meadows help remove dangerous bacteria from ocean water

Joleah Lamb, a marine disease ecologist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, sampled waters off four small islands in the Spermonde archipelago, Indonesia. Her study areas included some with seagrass meadows and others without.

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Author: New Scientist

Publish Date: 23.02.2017

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard yesterday at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet's oceans and help them recover from human-induced problems.

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Author: UN News Centre

Publish Date: 17.02.2017

5 smart tech solutions to water challenges around the world

5 smart tech solutions to water challenges around the world

When it comes to freshwater resources, humans are slowly but surely running out, due to contamination, seawater intrusion and drought. Water scarcity is already an issue on every continent, and according to the United Nations, more than 1 billion people (almost one-fifth of the Earth's population) live in areas where water is already scarce. Another 1.6 billion people "face economic water shortage (where countries lack the necessary infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers)."

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Author: Mother Nature Network

Publish Date: 10.02.2017

Coping with Climate Change: The Water Scarcity Dilemma

Coping with Climate Change: The Water Scarcity Dilemma

Global forums and international organisations have been listing water scarcity as a top priority risk and a major constraint to socio-economic development, a growing problem for businesses, and a threat to growth and stability on a global scale.

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Author: The Southern Times

Publish Date: 08.02.2017

Saving Water is 'on trend' in the Apparel Industry

Saving Water is 'on trend' in the Apparel Industry

A few powerhouses are leading efforts in the fashion industry to be more water smart in every part of their supply chains. The rest of the industry needs to catch up, writes Ceres’ Kirsten James.

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Author: Water Deeply

Publish Date: 06.02.2017

World Bank approves $225 million loan for Tanzania's water sector

World Bank approves $225 million loan for Tanzania's water sector

The World Bank's board of executive directors has approved a $225 million loan to Tanzania to improve water supply in the African nation's commercial capital Dar es Salaam.     Tanzania plans to raise $900 million in fiscal year 2016/17 to fund public investment projects in the transport, energy and water sectors.  

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Author: Yahoo News

Publish Date: 03.02.2017

How We Can Better Plan Our Cities to Utilise Stormwater

How We Can Better Plan Our Cities to Utilise Stormwater

Our urban areas have lost their ability to naturally recycle stormwater due to the impervious nature of infrastructure engineering over the past 100 years.  We have been building roadways and streets to capture the runoff and send it somewhere else, usually to the river or ocean.  For decades controlling stormwater was the main goal but today, with more water scarcity, we are beginning to see this same water more as an asset and less as a liability.

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Author: News Deeply

Publish Date: 02.02.2017

Stressing the Need to Conserve Water

Stressing the Need to Conserve Water

Nature and wildlife photographer Dinesh Kumble called for a more individual approach to water conservation and said humans need to realize their responsibility towards this natural resource

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Author: Times of India

Publish Date: 01.02.2017

JANUARY

"India needs to stop virtual export of water"

It's about time that India starts looking at recycling water from sewage, according to Dr Rakesh Kumar, Director, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI).

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Author: DNA India

Publish Date: 30.01.2017

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