International Water Association

Asia: Sustainable farming systems in Asia receive global recognition

Four traditional farming systems in Bangladesh and Japan have been designated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) as Globally...

Armenia: US scientists help with groundwater management

South Dakota-based scientists from the US Geological Survey are helping to restore a depleted aquifer and build local expertise for managing groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia....

Europe: European Commission to address impact of agriculture on drinking water

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals to tackle the issue of agricultural pollution and its impact on the supply of...

Brazil: Agriculture expansion could reduce rainfall in Brazil’s Cerrado

Agricultural expansion is quickly using up native vegetation in the wooded savannas of Brazilís Cerrado biome, and those changes in land use are altering the region’s water...

United States: Iowa farmers tackle nutrient management

A set of new efforts have been announced to help Iowa’s farmers and livestock producers conserve water and soil resources and improve nutrient management...

FAO releases new tool to track water productivity in agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released a new tool that offers water-scarce countries and river basins a way...

Egypt: Egypt commits to water and agriculture improvement projects

The African Development Bank and the Government of Egypt have signed two grant agreements amounting to US$860,000 to help finance water and agriculture projects in the country. The...

International: Freshwater vulnerability threatens stability in developing countries

Many nations and regions that are already facing uncertain political futures must contend with a growing threat to stabilisation in freshwater vulnerability, according to...

Middle East: GE unveils white paper on water resource management

At the World Future Energy Summit 2016, General Electric (GE) unveiled a white paper on the opportunities and risks associated with the energy and...

Remote sensing will improve water management in the Middle East and Africa

The Netherlands and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) are expanding their collaboration in the area of water management with...

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Engineering solutions that put society front and centre

Winner of IWA’s Water and Development Award for Research, Dr Veena Srinivasan explains why it is critical to consider social needs and impacts when...

NEWS

UNU report warns on tipping points if environmental risks not addressed

A new report released by the United Nations University (UNU) has found that drastic changes to fundamental socioecological systems are likely if environmental risks...