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The Great Green Wall

By: Anna Nylander β€”

The Great Green Wall is one of the most ambitious projects in history – to grow an 8,000km long, 15km wide, strip of land made up of woodlands and grasslands … Read more

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World Water Day 2021 digital campaign: #Water2me

By: Anna Nylander β€”

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis … Read more

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Getting households to connect to sewerage networks

By: Anna Nylander β€”

Households fail to connect to existing sewerage networks for a number of reasons. Fortunately, successful programmes around the world have tackled this challenge and, through a mix of responses, have … Read more

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UNICEF and WHO launch the state of the world’s sanitation report on World Toilet Day

By: Anna Nylander β€”

This new report from WHO and UNICEF is an urgent call to transform sanitation for better health, environments, economies and societies. Citing evidence on what works from successful countries and … Read more

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COVID-19 pandemic and the human rights to water and sanitation

By: Anna Nylander β€”

Β  On 16 November, a joint statement was issued by the special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, together with 22 other UN Special Procedures … Read more

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IAHR host Young Professionals online Congress

By: Anna Nylander β€”

TheΒ International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) is organising a Young Professionals online Congress on 17-18 November 2020. The Congress will take place online and is free and open … Read more

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12 November: Water Day at Race-to-Zero dialogues

By: Anna Nylander β€”

On 9-19 November the High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action are convening the Race to Zero Dialogues, in close collaboration with the Marrakech Partnership. The Race To Zero Dialogues will … Read more

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WSSCC is transforming into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

By: Anna Nylander β€”

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) will cease to exist as of 31 December 2020, when the organization will become the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF). The Fund … Read more

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UN expert: At time of crisis, we must guarantee water and sanitation for all

By: Anna Nylander β€”

The third Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, was appointed in September 2020 and took over the mandate on 1 November.Β  … Read more

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Sanitation and Water for All organize three virtual Finance Ministers’ Meetings

By: Anna Nylander β€”

Building on theΒ previous Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Finance Ministers’ Meetings, and adapting to these unexpected times, in 2020 SWA will organize three virtual Regional Finance Ministers’ Meetings (FMMs).Β These … Read more

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IAEA offers training and support to laboratories monitoring groundwater

By: Anna Nylander β€”

Diagnosing the age of modern groundwater (up to 60 years old) using tritium is important in mapping aquifer reserves and their vulnerability to surface pollution, but only half of 78 … Read more

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Taking time machine back to 2014: What could have been done differently?

By: Anna Nylander β€”

In 2014, the Human Rights Council appointed Mr. LΓ©o Heller as the second Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. After six years, his second … Read more

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Sharing water in Rwanda’s breadbasket

By: Anna Nylander β€”

In Nyagatare district – known as Rwanda’s breadbasket – the farmers rear livestock and cultivate crops such as maize and rice, but they suffer a long dry season stretching from … Read more

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World Toilet Day 2020: Sustainable sanitation and climate change

By: Anna Nylander β€”

World Toilet Day, 19th November, celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the … Read more

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Private actors, privatization and the human rights to water and sanitation

By: Anna Nylander β€”

On 16 October, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, is organizing the virtual side-event β€˜Private actors, privatization and the human rights to … Read more

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Policy brief on hand hygiene at the workplace

By: Anna Nylander β€”

Workplaces, particularly those that employ migrant workers and those in the informal economy, have taken centre stage in the containment of the COVID-19 virus. In their efforts to promote decent … Read more

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Global Handwashing Day 2020: Hand Hygiene for All

By: Anna Nylander β€”

Global Handwashing Day is October 15. And as every year, the day serves as a platform to raise global awareness on the importance of hand-washing with soap. The COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

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The role of engineers in the effort to achieve SDG 6

By: Anna Nylander β€”

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030 are based on findings from the natural and social sciences and other fields regarding the implementation of necessary changes in order to … Read more

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Humanity at crossroads, according to report by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

By: Anna Nylander β€”

Healthy ecosystems underpin delivery of water supplies and water quality, and guard against water-related hazards and disasters. The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity may therefore be regarded as foundational … Read more

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