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International: World Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrated

On 28 May, World Menstrual Hygiene day was celebrated in over 30 countries. The campaign’s main goal and vision is to create a world in which every...
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WHO and surveillance of COVID-19 virus in wastewater and sludge

By Kate Medlicott, Team Leader for Sanitation and Wastewater, Water, Sanitation Hygiene and Health Unit, WHO Geneva The promising progress with surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2...

Stella Artois highlights clean water crisis through art installation

In partnership with Water.org, Stella Artois unveiled ‘The water clouds by Stella Artois’, a public art installation that visualised the impact of the “Buy...

International: Second Annual World Portable Sanitation Day held

Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) held the second annual World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) in August. The inaugural day in 2014 kicked off a...

Uganda: Sanitation programme rolled out in Lake Victoria

The second phase of the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation Programme has been commissioned in Ntungamo, Uganda. Financed by a US$102 million grant from the African Development...

Researchers turn nitrates into water and air

Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them...

International: WHO launches new Strategy Plan to 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled a global plan to better integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services with four other public health...

EPA announces PFAS water pollution measures

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made four official announcements relating to the impacts on drinking water of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)....

World Bank report on wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2

The World Bank has released a report, Strengthening Public Health Surveillance Through Wastewater Testing: An Essential Investment for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Health Threats....

Malawi: US$5 million to improve Malawi sanitation programme

The African Development Fund and the OPEC fund for International Development will jointly fund a US$5 million loan to improve water and sanitation services...

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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...

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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...