Many locations around the world are implementing inspirational projects to encourage the wise use of water while enhancing resilience to climate change and ensuring resource efficiency.
Harvesting stormwater runoff
The City of Santa Monica’s Los Amigos Park Storm Water Harvesting and Direct Use Demonstration Project involves capturing stormwater runoff from a storm drain near the park, pre-treating flows with a hydrodynamic separator, storing flows in a subsurface storage system, and … [more…]
Doune Baba Dieye was once a vibrant fishing community on the Langue de Barbarie, a narrow, 30km peninsula that has protected the Senegalese port city of Saint-Louis from the Atlantic Ocean for centuries.
But changing weather patterns and heavy rainfall in 2003 led to flooding inland and a rise in sea levels that have now submerged part of the south of the peninsula. Today, the southern part of the Langue … [more…]
From Kenyan water women, to Iran’s drought crisis and a polluted paradise: our picks for World Water Day, and every day.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal clearly states the goal of "water for all by 2030". However, access to safe and clean water sources and sanitisation is still a work in progress for numerous countries worldwide.
From Iran’s water crisis, to Senegal’s sinking villages, China’s underwater hunt and a … [more…]
- The United Nations General Assembly declared 2021 – 2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
- Restoration could remove up to 26 gigatons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
- UN Environment and FAO will lead the implementation.
01 March 2019, New York – The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, declared today by the UN General Assembly, aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven … [more…]
Photo: A travel camper sits in the driveway outside of a home in the process of being raised after being damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Multiple residents in the neighborhood near the Crabtree Swamp are currently living in campers as their homes are repaired.
Dealing with the consequences of natural disasters is daunting even when residents receive advance notice
When he took … [more…]