Archive for 'water'

Climate change round-up: responses to IPCC report, new Special Representative, water impacts, emissions »

Climate change news from government and public bodies: responses to fifth IPCC report; new Special Representative for Climate Change; climate change impacts on water; non-CO2 emissions report.

News round-up: waste statistics, char ark, water stress, sustainable homes »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: local authority waste statistics, an ark for arctic char, classification of water stressed areas, reviewing housing standards.

News round-up: EU emissions, food security, Green Deal, river catchments, bus emissions »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: call for ambitious EU emissions target, global food security, Green Deal encourages energy saving, catchment approach to river health, reducing bus emissions.

World Water Day 2013: highlighting water cooperation »

Every 22 March, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.

The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus »

The world’s energy, water and food systems are tightly linked. This Royal Geographical Society event will consider whether these vital resources can cope in the coming decades with a growing and more prosperous global population.

Love your river »

A campaign encouraging the public to ‘Love Your River’ aims to highlight the link between river health and water use, so that people understand and value water and take action to improve their local rivers.

Online events from 2degrees in November »

Online events in November from 2degrees: learning about local and seasonal food sourcing; engaging communities for collaboration to manage water risk; understanding wider environmental impact.

Feeding a thirsty world: threats and opportunities for water and food security »

Stockholm International Water Institute reports continuing current trends in food production could lead to increased shortages and intense competition for scarce water resources in many regions across the world.

Business news round-up: water, strategy, product footprints, green growth, low carbon funding, awards »

Recent sustainable development news from business: toolkits for sustainable water management and sustainable business; forum to tackle environmental footprints; the potential of green business; funding; awards.

Turning the tide: how the EU is using water to save lives and feed the population »

Marking World Water Week, running from the 26 to 31 August, Europe's Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs issued a statement on the EU's commitment to water and sanitation projects, for drinking, hygiene and food production.