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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

SWA launch global study on external perceptions of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) recently published the results of a global audience study that looked into the perceptions around water, sanitation, and hygiene of experts working in climate, health, human rights, humanitarian response and economic development. The objective of the research was t...

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...

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...

Groundwater-based water supply publication report

Global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by 40 % in 2030. Groundwater can be a sustainable source of high-quality drinking water. Especially in a time where climate change, water scarcity, and droughts are frequent and increasing. Whether relying on a groundwater supply entirely, or a...

Nature-Based Solutions for Wastewater Treatment: A Series of Factsheets and Case Studies

There are 2.4 billion people without improved sanitation and another 2.1 billion with inadequate sanitation (i.e. wastewater drains directly into surface waters), and despite improvements over the past decades, the unsafe management of fecal waste and wastewater continues to present a major risk to ...

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...

Global Wetland Outlook: Special Edition 2021

The Global Wetland Outlook: Special Edition 2021 has been launched to mark the Ramsar Convention's 50th anniversary. Drawing on more than 30 major global and regional assessments and other recent scientific findings, the Global Wetland Outlook's (GWO) headlines are that: Wetlands are being lost at a...

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management

Source: Engineering With Nature -  The application of natural and nature‑based features (NNBF) has grown steadily over the past 20 years, supported by calls for innovation in flood risk management (FRM) and nature‑based solutions from many different perspectives and organizations. Technica...

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