Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a report titled, ‘Women as Change-makers in the Governance of Shared Waters,’ highlighting the role of women in transboundary water governance.

Over the last 50 years more than 90 % of the excess heat excess accumulated in the climate system because of greenhouse gas emissions has been stored in the ocean. The rest has been warming the atmosphere and continents, and melting sea and land ice.

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), on behalf of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), has published a report titled, ‘Restoring Forests and Landscapes, the Key to Sustainable Future,’ which showcases the success of large-scale restoration of landscapes burdened by natural or man-made d

WWF has published a report that highlights the capacity of healthy rivers to help mitigate natural disasters, among other less valued benefits. The publication provides a framework for improving how societies measure, value, and promote rivers’ diverse benefits. It also offers solutions to support better decisions and management.

Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is about balancing the water requirements of society, the economy and the environment.

Ecosystems replenish and purify water resources and need to be protected to safeguard human and environmental resilience. Ecosystem monitoring, including that of ecosystem health, highlights the need to protect and conserve ecosystems and enables policy- and decision makers to set de facto management objectives.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has presented the first assessment of global and regional trends on water-use efficiency, based on nationally and internationally available data sets for 168 countries.

The global indicator on water stress tracks the level of pressure that human activities exert over natural freshwater resources, indicating the environmental sustainability of the use of water resources.

Leaking latrines and raw wastewater can spread disease and provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes, as well as pollute groundwater and surface water. In this report you can learn more about wastewater monitoring and initial status findings.

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