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UN-Water launch analytical brief on unconventional water resources

10-06-2020
UN Water, water resources

Water scarcity is recognised as a key challenge to sustainable development and as a potential cause of social unrest and of conflict within and between countries. At the same time water is increasingly considered as an instrument for international cooperation to support food production, livelihoods, ecosystems, climate change adaption, and …

Wastewater a resource that can pay dividends for people, the environment, and economies

23-03-2020
wastewater, resources, world water day, wastewater treatment

The world’s wastewater – 80% of which is released into the environment without adequate treatment – is a valuable resource from which clean water, energy, nutrients, and other resources can be recovered, according to a World Bank report released today to mark World Water Day. The report, Wastewater: From Waste to Resource, calls …

Poor water infrastructure is greater risk than coronavirus, says UN

23-03-2020
water resources, UNESCO, world water day, coronavirus, water infrastructure

Decades of chronic underfunding of water infrastructure is putting many countries at worse risk in the coronavirus crisis, with more than half the global population lacking access to safely managed sanitation, experts said as the UN marked World Water Day on Sunday. Good hygiene – soap and water – are the first line of defence against …

Managing climate adaptive water resources in the Aral Sea Basin in Uzbekistan

28-02-2020
Asian Development Bank. ADB, Uzbekistan, water resources, Aral Sea Basin

For centuries, civilizations grew and flourished in the basin of the Amu Darya, the largest river in Central Asia. Today, managing scarce water resources has become a critical challenge for Uzbekistan. A major factor contributing to the crisis is outdated and deteriorated irrigation and drainage systems which cost the country $1.7 billion (S$2.4 …