The Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11)

Source: UN-Habitat - The theme of WUF11, Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future, will highlight a state of informed preparedness that provides us with the opportunity to anticipate change, correct the course of action if necessary, and become more knowledgeable on the different ...

[Extended] Vacancy Announcement _ Junior Project Consultant (National)

Application Deadline: 30 June 2022 (5:00 PM MM Time) The Water Agency (Myanmar) is offering the position of Junior Project Consultant (Myanmar National). JOB DESCRIPTION: The consultant is responsible to Acquire and create content, graphics designand marketing materials for the Myanmar Water Portal,...

Plastic river: Following the waste that's choking the Chao Phraya

Source: The Third Pole - By Wanpen Pajai - The Chao Phraya River is born from mountain streams in northern Thailand, flowing hundreds of kilometres south to the sea. By the time the river travels through Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand, it is carrying huge quantities of ...

The interlinked threats facing lakes and why we need to protect them

Source: UN environment programme -  Across the world, lakes fed by rivers, glacial melt, groundwater and rain have played an important role in human civilization and development. They contain 90 per cent of the fresh water on the planet's surface, house an array of wildlife, and make possi...

Change in global freshwater storage

Freshwater in both natural and man-made stores is critical for socioeconomic development. Globally, cumulative reduction in terrestrial water storage from 1971 to 2020 is estimated to be of the order of 27,079 Bm3. Although insignificant in comparison to the total volume stored, the decrease in 'ope...

Marine Warriors Hand-in Workshop

Source: World Learning - The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors brings together participants from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to examine recent environmental changes and consequences in the Central Coastal regions of Vietnam. Funded by ...

World's Largest Plant is a 4,500-Year-Old Sea Grass

Source: News For Kids - By NFK EDITORS - Scientists have discovered what they believe is the world's largest plant, an underwater field of sea grass that stretches for 112 miles (180 kilometers) off the west coast of Australia. The sea grass plant is believed to be around 4,500 years ...

If humans and robots collaborate, what will it mean for our wetlands?

Source: International Water Association - By Samurdhi Ranasinghe, Senior Communications Officer, IWMI - Wetlands are among the planet's most threatened ecosystems, disappearing at a rate three times faster than rainforests. In Sri Lanka, eclipsed by the hustle and bustle of the capital city of Colom...

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WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning) Training

WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning) is a software tool for integrated water resources planning. It provides a comprehensive, flexible and user-friendly framework for policy analysis. Over the last decade, an integrated approach to water development has emerged that places water supply projects in t...

Low Mekong waters make life hard around Cambodia’s smaller lakes

For more than 15 years, Chhoeun Hoeum has been plying the waters of Veal Samnab lake. In recent years, his catch and income has grown smaller, falling alongside the water levels of the lake system. While Tonle Sap is recognised as a resource worthy of protection, countless other lakes, ponds and wet...

How new publication on drought will help countries implement effective risk strategies

Droughts are a major challenge facing several parts of the world. GWP is working with many partners to provide knowledge that countries can act on in response to these crises.Chile recently announced an unprecedented plan to ration water for the capital of Santiago, as the country enters a record-br...

Community co-management can help protect wetlands biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin

Source: Stockholm Environment Institute - For International Biodiversity Day 2022, SEI Asia researchers reflect on the challenges in conserving biodiversity in the wetlands of Myanmar's Chindwin River Basin. Myanmar's Upper Chindwin Basin has some of the Indo-Burma region's most critical b...

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...

The latest technology developments in the water industry - May 2022

Source: International Water Association - By Chunyang (Sophie) Su - Tech solutions and innovations are the mainstays towards a water-wise world. Water Tech Spotlight aims to highlight worldwide the latest technology developments in the water industry. Scroll down to find out more. 1. GROUN...

The perspectives of local marginalized groups upon water in the midst of COVID-19 in Myanmar

COVID-19 pandemic has been changing our day-to-day activities since the beginning. Water becomes an essential element, and access to clean water is crucial to reducing the risk of COVID-19. In addition, the regions where water insecurity pre-exists before the pandemic increased the need for clean wa...

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