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...

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...

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...

Water financing and partnerships fundamental to achieve SDGs

Source - International Water Association - By Iver Høj Nielsen, Head of P4G Activities, State of Green. The blog post is part of a series of perspectives leading up to the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen in September 2022. According to the World Bank, we are around US$11...

Job Announcement - Freelance Translator [2 Posts]

The Water Agency (TWA) is a social enterprise company based in the Netherlands that aims to connect and inspire people and organizations around the world to collaborate for clean and safe water in Asia. Through our Water Hubs, Asia Water Hubs in Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, China and Australia and L...

New FAO guidelines on calculating agriculture water use efficiency

Source - UN Water - A new publication, "Guidelines for the calculation of the agriculture water use efficiency for global reporting", by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is now available. These guidelines are intended to assist countries in understanding and com...

Assessment of large-scale seasonal river morphological changes in Ayeyarwady River using optical remote sensing data

Source - SEI - by Thanapon Piman, Senior Research Fellow SEI Asia - Dhyey Bhatpuria, Research Associate SEI Asia - Theara Tha, Research Associate SEI Asia - The web-based monitoring system simplifies the application of freely available remote sensing data over the large spat...

Asia Water Forum 2022

Source - Asian Development Bank - Asia and the Pacific continues to be a fast-growing and dynamic region. The overall trend for urbanization will see an estimated 2.5 billion people or 55% of the population living in urban areas by 2030. However, almost 500 million people in the region still do...

Workshop: Regional Marketplace of Solutions to address the connections between water, sanitation, hygiene and climate building towards COP27

Source - Sanitation and Water for All - SWA Secretariat and the SWA Private Sector Constituency are convening a series of regional workshops to present an opportunity for dialogue on water, sanitation, and hygiene and climate between government, private sector, and other development stakeholder...

Youth Vision for Water on the road to UN 2023 Water Conference

Source - UN Water - The World Youth Parliament for Water (WYPW) has developed a 'Youth Vision for Water', encapsulating the change the Parliament wants to see before, during and after the UN 2023 Water Conference, to be held in March next year. At the 5th General Assembly of WYPW in Dakar, Sene...

GEMS/Water: A 50 year History

Source - UN Environment Programme - This document presents the mission, activities and achievements of GEMS/Water during its 50 years history, summarizing reports and studies published at international level and by institutions and scientists in participating countries. It also looks ahead to s...

What is loss and damage, and what does it mean for South Asia?

Source - The Third Pole - by Shalinee Kumari - Countries in South Asia face immense and irreversible losses from the impacts of climate change. But so far, support from developed countries is lacking. The effects of climate change are already being felt across the world. As temperatures co...

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