Urban WaterGuide: A guide for building sustainable and resilient cities

The Australian Government, Australian Water Partnership and the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities partnered to develop a framework to improve water outcomes in international cities and towns, based on Australia's urban water experience. The result is the Urban WaterGuide, which ...

E-learning for systems thinking in food, land and water

Source: Thrive - Climate change has highlighted the urgent need to transform the way we manage our land and water resources to sustain ourselves, and the COVID-19 pandemic has hammered home the truth of how closely linked people, nature and their livelihoods are. Our food and agricultural syste...

Traditional building techniques could mitigate flood damage in Assam

Source: The Third Pole - By: Rishabh Jain - Indigenous construction methods offer a solution to floods that are becoming more frequent and destructive in the Indian state of Assam. Himanshu Pegu, a resident of Silchar in India's northeastern Assam state, is one of many forced to live in a relie...

Digital Water Book: A Strategic Digital Transformation for the Water Industry

Source: International Water Association - The pressing need to address the challenges of the global water sector continues to be the driving force behind the digital transformation. In addition to rapidly changing demographics, intensified and prolonged natural disasters, and ageing infrastruct...

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Water and Society

On this water planet, water plays a very important role in society. Humans cannot exist without water since it forms our landscape and is also essential for the production of crops. However, when different users and goals meet, water becomes a source of conflict and inequality. The management of wat...

How irrigation scaling partnerships are boosting farmers’ resilience and livelihoods

Source - International Water Management Institute - By Thai Thi Minh, Senior Researcher – Innovation Scaling, IWMI Agricultural productivity has increased and farmers in Ghana and Ethiopia are more resilient to weather-related shocks. This is thanks to an IWMI-led project that has identified a ...

Uniting Youth for Water at World Water Congress

Source - International Water Association - IWA is pleased to announce an award-winning young water professional as a keynote speaker at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition. Dr Farokh L Kakar, an environmental Engineer at Brown and Caldwell and Founder of Blue College of Water and Tech...

Why we need to talk about climate when we talk about water

Source - Australian Aid - Climate change is threatening water security as we experience changes in the water cycle, including floods and droughts. At the same time, water systems such as permafrost and wetlands emit greenhouse gases, and climate change mitigation actions such as alternative wat...

Women’s leadership in the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem (WEFE) Nexus in Nepal

Source - International Water Management Institute - By Gitta Shrestha, National Researcher – Gender Social and Environmental Justice, IWMI Women's participation and leadership in natural resource governance is a much-advocated and celebrated agenda in Nepal. However, despite waves of success cr...

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022

Source - UNWATER - The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022 is the only United Nations official report that monitors global progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This annual report is prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in ...

‘Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water’ – Stockholm World Water Week 2022

Source - unwater - Later this month, World Water Week 2022 will take place online and in Stockholm, Sweden, from 23 August to 1 September. The theme of the event is "Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water", reflecting the urgent need to better understand and value water in its full complexity. O...

GWP SAS Water Academy for Youth (WAY) 2022

Source - Global Water Partnership - GWP SAS WAY Programme is planned from 25 September to 30 November 2022 with the theme "Riverscapes and Riverine Ecosystems". We are calling applications from eligible youth (18-35 years old) from the region to participate to the training. What is GWP SAS Wate...

FAO technical guide on land tenure, combating desertification, land degradation, and drought

Source - United Nations - A new technical guide from the secretariats of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) addresses the integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of T...

Southeast Asia Flash Flood Guidance System Launched

Source - World Meteorological Organization - The Southeast Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (SeAFFGS) has been officially launched, ushering in the prospect of improved early warnings for a major natural hazard, which accounts for a significant portion of the lives lost and property damage...

Young people drive climate and water action

Source - World Meteorological Organization - More than 1,000 youth leaders from Asia and the Pacific region gathered this week in the Philippines for an international conference co-sponsored by WMO to increase youth participation in addressing global water and climate challenges. The event came...

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