The recent Singapore International Water Week 2018 featured a stellar line-up of speakers and a series of activities to mark its 10 years of excellence this year. Here’s a look at 10 highlights of the event.
As colourful as it is, the traditional Burmese longyi has left rivers in Myanmar's Wundwin town murky from decades of dye and wastewater pollution. Here's how a Japanese technology company—and a young Burmese executive—is leading the clean-up.
Jessica Eise –
We’re fretting over papercuts while we’re hemorrhaging out of our leg. If weather changes wrought by climate change destroy crops or we run out of water, we will literally die, writes Jessica Eise.
Technology can help tackle the world's water problems but will not work in isolation. Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada explain why we need policies, governance and management working in tandem with innovation to solve water crises.
China's opposition to new Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic may be softening, as it signed for the first time a partnership with the European Union that aims to enhance international ocean governance.
China is far from the poster child of sustainability, but it is impossible to ignore the progress it has made in tackling environmental catastrophes of the last century. What can the world's most populous nation teach everyone else about the SDGs?
Ellen Gray, The Third Pole –
Using data from twin satellites over a 14-year period, from 2002 to 2016, NASA comes up with stunning images of how wet areas are getting wetter, and groundwater is disappearing in some areas, and why.
Ping Manongdo –
Climate change is not all doom and gloom, it's a business opportunity. Young aspiring entrepreneurs are growing profitable businesses that are helping to make the planet a more habitable place.