To help bridge the gap between World Water Weeks 2019 and 2021, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will host the WWWeek At Home online from 24 to 28 August 2020. Organised by SIWI, World Water Week assembles over 500 co-convening organizations and 4,000 participants from more than 130 countries in Stockholm every year. TheJuly 23, 2020
International Water Resources Association invites proposals for online conference on groundwater and climate change
The International Water Resources Association is inviting proposals for oral presentations at an online conference it will host on 29-30 October 2020 on groundwater and climate change. IWRA said that climate change is putting major pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Higher temperatures and more extreme, less predictable, weather conditions are projected to affect availabilityJuly 13, 2020
Water Europe has announced the composition of its Board of Directors for the period 2020-2021. The Board of Directors is the Water Europe’s decision-making body with representatives from all five corporate membership colleges. In line with the new governance adopted at the general meeting, five Vice-Presidents will be elected by the board in September 2020July 9, 2020
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The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch water utility Vitens have signed a EUR 150 million loan agreement to future-proof the utility’s drinking water distribution network and increase water reserves over the next 10 years The financing will be used to carry out parts of Vitens’ 2020-2024 investment programme, covering the renewal and upgrading ofAugust 11, 2020
UK-India experts in drive to stop antibiotic waste increasing antimicrobial resistance and creating ‘superbugs’
Waste generated by India’s drug manufacturing industry could be damaging environmental bacteria and creating ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to antibiotics – prompting a UK-India scientific intervention. British and Indian researchers are joining forces to investigate the impact of waste release on microbial ecosystems – determining how much active antibiotic is released and which other potentiallyAugust 7, 2020
While freshwater biodiversity is already in crisis, protected areas are no longer a safe shelter as 509 dams are planned or under construction within them worldwide, adding to the 1,249 large dams already located in protected areas. Europe is not spared, with 40% of the planned dams (196) located in the continent. The findings, comingAugust 6, 2020
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