Building Forward Better Initiative – new website

Source: UN Water - The FAO Land and Water Division has launched the new website of the Building Forward Better Initiative. The Building Forward Better Initiative "addresses countries in fragility and contributes to reduce the technical and knowledge gap hallmarking vulnerable contexts". This re...

Opinion: Floodplain wetlands of the Mekong – going, going, gone?

The swamp forests, reedbeds and flooded grasslands of the Lower Mekong basin form one of the most biologically important regions on the planet. But these ecosystems are vanishing at an alarming pace. A rapid and irreversible change is taking place in the Lower Mekong basin. Floodplain grassland...

‘We’ve been trying warn you for so many decades’: Nasa climate scientist breaks down in tears at protest

18 April 2022 - Source: INDEPENDENT - In an emotional speech last week in Los Angeles, Nasa scientist Peter Kalmus implored people to listen to the dire warnings of climate change experts."We're going to lose everything," Kalmus said in a video of the moment. "And we're not jokin...

SDG 6.5.1 IWRM Action Planning Course

Source: Global Water Partnership A comprehensive new course – the SDG 6.5.1 IWRMAction Planning course – will equip participants with the tools needed to design and implement an inclusive and successful integrated water resources management (IWRM)Action Plan. The new SDG 6.5.1 IWRM Action Planning c...

UN World Water Development Report 2022

Source: UN Water - Groundwater: Making the invisible visible Accounting for approximately 99% of all liquid freshwater on Earth, groundwater has the potential to provide societies with tremendous social, economic and environmental benefits and opportunities. Groundwater already provides ha...

Sustainable groundwater management in Denmark

Groundwater resources globally provide about 50% of all drinking water, about 40% of water used for irrigated agriculture, and about 30% of the water supply required for industry, as well as sustaining aquatic ecosystems, maintaining river baseflows and preventing land subsidence and seawater intrus...

Launch of UN World Water Development Report and commemoration of World Water Day

The UN World Water Development Report 2022 "Groundwater – making the invisible visible" will be launched on 21 March 2022 at the opening ceremony of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal. The following day is World Water Day, 22 March 2022. In commemoration, a 'pivot' event will be attended by...

Internship Opportunities: Expand Your Knowledge in Integrated Water Resources Management

Source: Think Maritime Engineering Consultancy Application Deadline: 20 March 2020 (Sunday) 12:00 AM, MM Time Vacant: 15 Posts Are you interested in Climate Change Adaptation in Ports and Urban Areas? Do you want to expand your knowledge in Integrated Water Resource Management? We are happy to annou...

Webinar Announcement: Groundwater: protecting tomorrow’s resources

Source: IWA - International Water Association & IWA Specialist Group "Groundwater Management" will be hosting a webinar on Groundwater Day 22 March 2022 at 14:00 GMT Time. Target Audience: Water practitioners, water utility managers and operators, regulators, policymakers, and wat...

Gender equality in water governance: 10 stories of multi-stakeholder partnerships

Source: UN Water - A new multimedia publication by the Global Water Partnership (GWP), released on International Women's Day, 8 March 2022, celebrates the way women in all corners of the globe are continuing to fight for inclusion in water resources management. The publication, called Gender Eq...

Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship Opportunity for Round 1, 2022

Source : OKP Study in Holland The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master's programmes (duration 12 to 24 months). Myanmar is also eligibl...

Virtual workshop: What will you do with water data?

Source: UN Water - The workshop 'What will you do with water data?' is hosted virtually on 23 February at 8 – 9 am ET. The World Bank works closely with partners to achieve its vision of "A Water-Secure World for All" centered on three interrelated pillars: sustain water resources, deliver...

To protect the world’s vital wetlands, we must invest in science

As the world prepares to celebrate World Wetlands Day, IWMI reflects on the transformative power of nature-based solutions to tackle climate change — and more. by Matthew McCartney and Lisa-Maria Rebelo, IWMI Source: IWMI - It is now widely accepted that nature-based solutions are imp...

Over-extraction of Groundwater reacts to water level declination toward Yangon sinking

CASE STUDY: Over-exploration of Groundwater reacts to water level declination, Building settlement, and Ground Elevation lower in Thamine, Mayangon TS in Yangon. Myint Thein, Groundwater and Wells Consultant Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. January 2022 1. Object  Firstly, the realistic bu...

Webinar Announcement - Drought, COVID and multi-risk assessment

Source: UN-Water - Droughts cause deep and multi-faceted damage to ecosystems, (agro) economies and societies, particularly to vulnerable rural people in developing countries. A forthcoming webinar by the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) group will examine the multiple ...

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