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Changing the way the world views and manages water: Storytelling through photos

SUBMITTED BY WATER COMMUNICATIONS  |THURSDAY | 06/08/2017 The Joint Secretariat of High Level Panel on Water and Connect4Climate announced today that the winner of the Instagram Photo Competition — #All4TheGreen Photo4Climate Contest Special Blue Prize — for the best photo on water is Probal Rashid, from Bangladesh, with a photo taken in his country showing how water stress is affecting individuals in his community. The Special …

Urban Wastewater for Food Security – Averting the Next Health Crisis in Africa

Analysis By Christopher A. Scott Wastewater from sewage that is churned out by expanding cities and towns worldwide helps meet food security globally, especially in developing regions.  It is the one resource (unlike land, labour, or freshwater) that is continuously growing in volume and used to cultivate vegetables, grains, animal feed, and fish at a larger …

The hunt for offshore oil is killing tiny sea creatures that are key for healthy oceans

Zooplankton. Photo: NOAA / Wikimedia Commons by Alessandra Potenza@ale_potenza  Jun 23, 2017, 12:15pm EDT A widely used method to find oil and gas for offshore drilling can kill tiny sea creatures that are key for feeding many marine animals like shellfish, fish, and even whales. And the impacts on these tiny, drifting creatures — called zooplankton — are seen …

How climate change will affect the quality of our water

Algae blooms in Lake St. Clair and in western Lake Erie in 2015. Photo: NASA by Alessandra Potenza@ale_potenza  Jul 27, 2017, 2:00pm EDT Last year, slimy green and foul-smelling algae took over Florida’s beaches, releasing toxins that killed fish and shellfish and sickened people. The algal bloom prompted the Florida governor to declare a state of emergency and likely caused widespread economic …

The fourth ‘E’ – reflections on agendas for change in water management

Dr Brian S. McIntosh FCIWEM: Education Director Email: b.mcintosh@watercentre.org Phone +61 7 3028 7600   Moving beyond the 3E’s of Integrated Water Management, IWC Education Director Dr Brian McIntosh argues for a fourth ‘E’ in the framework – one that speaks to the principles or ethics that underpin our personal and organisational objectives. Integrated water management (IWM) …

Maximizing potential for healthy rivers and low-carbon energy

MICHELLE  LAKLY MAY 24, 2017 As the global population climbs toward 9 billion, rivers will experience tremendous pressure. To provide the necessary resources for our growing communities, more river flows will be diverted for agriculture and industry, stored for drinking water and harnessed to meet rising energy demands. Global forecasts suggest a doubling of renewable …

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