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Open online course on transboundary waters

Transboundary basins account for roughly 60% of freshwater resources, serving around 40% of the world’s population. Managing these shared water resources for the benefit of each country’s population, particularly the … Read more

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Flash floods in Chad kill 10 and leave 120,000 people displaced

Nearly 120,000 people have been displaced by flash floods caused by heavy rains across Chad in the month just ended. At least 32,000 of the affected persons are in the … Read more

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Heavy floods devastate displaced and host communities in Sudan

Heavy seasonal rains have caused flash floods and rivers to burst their banks, including the Nile in the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman, and affected thousands of internally … Read more

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Water accounting in the Nile River Basin

The Nile River Basin faces a huge challenge in terms of water security. With an expected doubling of the population in the basin in the next twenty-five years, water supply … Read more

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IUCN report explains sustainable agriculture

The new IUCN report Approaches to sustainable agricultureΒ aims to shed some light on the abundance of understandings and terminology in the field – the many different approaches, practices, concepts – … Read more

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9th World Water Forum hosted under the theme: Water Security for Peace and Development

The 9th World Water Forum will be hosted in Senegal, on March 22-27 2021, under the theme: Water Security for Peace and Development. The forumΒ focuses on the 2030 Agenda for … Read more

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Apply for UNU PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil, and Waste

The United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) is accepting applications from graduates in engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences for its PhD … Read more

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Week on water for development starting today

The Week on Water for Development (WW4D) with its overarching theme β€œEvery drop counts – Water in exceptional times” is a virtual five-day conference from 24 to 28 August 2020. … Read more

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Policy briefs provide recommendations on satellite-based crop insurance

Three new policy briefs from CGIARΒ Water, Land and Ecosystems,Β show how satellite-based insurance can strengthen disaster management, gender equity and institution led social inclusivity. The three new policy briefs provide recommendations … Read more

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Abstract submission open for IAHR World Congress 2021

The 39th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) World Congress β€˜From Snow to Sea’ will be held in Granada, Spain, from 4 to 9 July 2021. The congress … Read more

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Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in schools report – special focus on COVID-19

As schools worldwide struggle with reopening, the latest data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) reveal that 43 per cent of schools around the world lacked access to basic … Read more

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2020 edition of World Water Week hosted at home

Between 24 and 28 August a broad array of organizations will host virtual sessions on water and climate, open for anyone to tap into – listen to and interact in. … Read more

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New policy and guide series to improve water productivity and water use efficiency

Enhancing the productivity and efficiency of agricultural water is key to increase food production and respond to the growing food demand, while at the same time preserving healthy and sustainable … Read more

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FAO host β€˜Youth Innovation in Land, Soil and Water’ webinar

On Thursday 23rd July, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Land and Water Division, will host the webinar β€˜Youth Innovation in Land, Soil and Water’ at … Read more

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Call for applications: Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

The United Nations Human Rights Council announce that the call for application for the next Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation now is open. … Read more

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