From robotic swans to light-activated water purification systems, water technologies and their creators have received a boost through the Singapore International Water Week’s TechXchange programme and Innovation Pavilion.
Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans.
Over the past decade, Singapore International Water Week’s Water Convention has fostered cross-sector and cross-country collaborations through its workshops, plenaries, technical sessions and poster presentations. What impact has it had?
and Vladimir Smakhtin –
As the world faces increasing levels of water-related stress, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, drinkable water is a matter of security. Experts from the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health highlight how some countries are embracing unconventional methods to bring water to their peoples.
While the US$379 million promised for investment in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef seems promising, Blair Palese of 350.org reveals how the government's latest budget prioritises fossil fuels instead.
The global use of antibiotics is growing, driven by a number of developing countries that face more antibiotic-resistant infections. University of Oxford's Abhilasha Karkey explains the link between antibiotic use and having access to clean water.
Thermal power plants in areas that lack water are vulnerable to power disruptions due to drought and competition amongst water users. As the world's demand for water and power increase, what can be done to solve this growing concern?
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.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...