UN Water Conference: More investment crucial to access water, sanitation, hygiene for all
New York: Marking the most significant global conference on water in five decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called on all nations to invest in better access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for all.
Water’s a ‘dealmaker’ for multilateral cooperation and the SDGs
New York: Water can be a “dealmaker” for stability and cooperation as well as for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers from the co-hosts of the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference said on Friday.
India-Pakistan Water Management: Thirsty Nations
India and Pakistan can better manage water resources to reduce impacts of climate disasters. Raksha Kumar, Khuldune Shahid and Ghulam Mustafa report from across the border
‘Game changer’ ideas on water and sustainability, centre-stage ahead of major water conference
New York: Some 1,200 scientists, representatives of the private sector and civil society met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to discuss potentially game-changing ideas related to water and sustainability.
Water-related disasters throw up complex challenges, threaten lives and jobs
New York:The global climate crisis is “exacerbating and intensifying” water-related disasters, jeopardizing lives and livelihoods, the UN chief said on Friday at a major sustainable development symposium.
Recognize ‘true value’ of water, UN urges, marking World Day
New York: The UN is marking World Water Day on Monday with a global conversation on how people value the lifegiving resource in different parts of the world, according to local needs.
Address water scarcity ‘immediately and boldly’, urges UN agriculture agency chief
New York: More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high levels of water shortages and scarcity, the UN agriculture agency said in a new report launched on Wednesday.
â€˜Invisibleâ€™ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report
New York, Aug 21 (IBNS): Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It also warns that the “invisible crisis of water quality” is threatening human and environmental well-being.
Tel Aviv, Dec 26 (IBNS): According to the United Nations, plastic accounts for up to 90 percent of all the pollutants in our oceans, yet there are few comparable, environmentally friendly alternatives to the material.
UN forum to coordinate global efforts to address worsening water shortages
New York, May 7 (IBNS): With extreme weather costing hundreds of billions a year and fears that by 2050, one in four people will be living in a country affected by severe water shortages, a global conference got underway on Monday convened by the United Nations meteorological agency to manage the precious resource more sustainably.
NASA finds a large amount of water in an exoplanet's atmosphere
Washington, Mar 3 (IBNS): Much like detectives study fingerprints to identify the culprit, scientists used NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to find the “fingerprints” of water in the atmosphere of a hot, bloated, Saturn-mass exoplanet some 700 light-years away.
India: Water level of 91 major reservoirs goes down by 2 percent
New Delhi, Mar 31, (IBNS): The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on Mar 30, 2017 was 52.632 BCM, which is 33 percent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs, a government release stated.
World Water Day: PM Modi urges people to save every drop of water
New Delhi, Mar 22 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged people to save every drop of water, on the occasion of World Water Day.