water sanitation

The Power of Circular and Integrated Water-Food-Energy Management in Tackling Global Challenges

The Power of Circular and Integrated Water-Food-Energy Management in Tackling Global Challenges

The predicted growth of the global population will pose a critical challenge for the sustainable and equitable supply of resources, and current linear economic approaches prove inappropriate to foster more sustainable food and energy production and resource and waste management.

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

At the human level, water cannot be seen in isolation from sanitation. Together, they are vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, education and economic productivity of populations.

Water Footprint of Global Consumption Comes Up to About 9 Billion Cubic Meters Per Year

Water Footprint of Global Consumption Comes Up to About 9 Billion Cubic Meters Per Year

Many countries have significantly externalised their water footprint, importing water-intensive goods from elsewhere. This puts pressure on the water resources in the exporting regions, where too often mechanisms for wise water governance and conservation are lacking.

A Look at Global Water Withdrawals: Are We Water-stressed?

A Look at Global Water Withdrawals: Are We Water-stressed?

When countries withdraw more than 100 percent of their renewable freshwater resources, this means that they either deplete their renewable groundwater resources, or use fossil non-renewable groundwater or use non-conventional sources of water such as desalinated water or wastewater.

Why is Clean Water So Important?

Why is Clean Water So Important?

The WHO estimates that in 2015, the deaths of 361,000 children under 5-years-old could have been avoided by addressing water and sanitation risk factors.

Contaminated Water and Waterborne Diseases Statistics

Contaminated Water and Waterborne Diseases Statistics

Did you know that poor water sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water take a greater human toll than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined?

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Statistics

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Statistics

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, or WASH, are issues that affect the health and wellbeing of every person in the world. For many people, WASH concerns are taken for granted and their combined impact on life isn’t always appreciated.

More Than 2 Billion Worldwide Lack Access to Safe Water

More Than 2 Billion Worldwide Lack Access to Safe Water

Polluted water and sanitation are associated with the spread of illnesses including diarrhea, typhoid fever, and cholera.

Water and Sanitation: Pathway to A Sustainable Future

Water and Sanitation: Pathway to A Sustainable Future

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this.

Is Our Available Water Safe Enough to be Used?

Is Our Available Water Safe Enough to be Used?

Water pollution has many sources. The most polluting of them are the city sewage and industrial waste discharged into the rivers.