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When nature says 'Enough!': the river that appeared overnight in Argentina

The Guardian | 2018-04-03

A new watercourse is playing havoc with farmland and roads and even threatening a city – but also highlights the potential cost of the country’s dependence on soya beans

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Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide

American Geophysical Union | 2018-02-15

Humans discharge four times the weight of the Empire State Building’s worth of phosphorus into freshwater bodies each year, a new study finds.

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Water quality from space : 'a giant leap' for public and environmental health

International Water Association | 2017-06-22

Satellite remote sensing techniques: A promising tool for assessing water quality from space

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Aqua Republica: a serious game now available in french and english!

Antoine Verville | 2017-02-21

Aqua Republica, a serious game platform that raises awareness and educates players on how to sustainably manage water resources, is now available in french and english! Players learn by playing -managing various real life water management scenarios such as conflicts and trade-offs in a river basin. Created by DHI in collaboration with the UNEP-DHI Partnership, powered by MIKE HYDRO BASIN and translated with the collaboration of the North American Network of Basin Organisations (NANBO), Aqua Republica offers a platform for organisations who wants to engage their audience and share their most important messages in an exciting and interactive way.

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Millions of people in more than 60 countries participate in World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day | 2014-09-29

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN MORE THAN 60 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATE IN WORLD RIVERS DAY World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”~ Mark Angelo

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The Stream, September 19: Manila Flooded by Tropical Storm

Circle of Blue | 2014-09-21

Natural Disasters  Water levels rose as much as 3 meters in areas of Manila as rains from tropical storm Mario flooded the Philippine capital, The New York Times reported. More than 500,000 people were evacuated from the city while schools, offices, transportation and electricity closed down. Emergency supplies of bottled water are being shipped into Los Cabos, Mexico, following the category 3 hurricane that hit last weekend and stranded thousands of people, Reutersreported. Stores have been looted and some residents have resorted to destroying drain pipes to access scarce water.

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Upcoming Online Courses

SDSN | 2014-09-15

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is proud to present its new education initiative, SDSN.edu, which brings together online courses on sustainable development created by experts from around the world!  We are rolling out several exciting courses throughout the Fall. Please join us in spreading the word!

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The UN Open Working Group has adopted its final proposal for Sustainable Development Goals

UN News | 2014-07-30

The UN Open Working Group (OWG) tasked with formulating a proposed set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2015-2030 convened its last meeting from 14 to 18 July in New York. On 19 July, the Group adopted by acclamation a report (the Zero Draft) containing 17 proposed SDGs and 169 targets. "The proposal of the Open Working Group brings together a breadth of economic, social and environmental issues in a single set of goals like never before. All those involved in crafting these 17 goals can be proud of themselves," Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo said in a news release.

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Why water is important for you?

ISW | 2014-07-30

A GOOD START FOR THE WATER MESSENGERS  583 citizens already raised their voice for water. What about you?We need your help to broadcast the campaign and gather messages. Don't forget to share it and to share your message with your families, friends and colleagues.Thank you!

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Global Water Issues and Insights (ANU Press)

Global Water Forum | 2014-07-16

The Global Water Forum and the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance are pleased to publish the open-access collected volume: Global Water: Issues and Insights. The principal aim of this ebook is to communicate the key academic research and issues in water management and policy to a broad audience.  

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