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ICID e-Bulletin Your Weekly News Wrap 22 May 2023
  •   Friday, 2023-May-26
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT INVITATION TO JOIN ICID MEMBERSHIP
    International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and professional international organization, which focuses on irrigation, drainage, and flood management. Click the link for more information: http://www.icid-ciid.org/icid_data_web/invitation.pdf
  • Promoting diversity in agricultural production towards healthy and sustainable consumption
    18 May 2023
    The challenges facing contemporary production and consumption patterns are reflected most clearly in the agri-food system, which accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. click here

  • To protect Indias bees, we need to understand their impact on agricultural practices
    15 May 2023
    The decline of honeybees can be an agricultural catastrophe for India, as crops in 50 million ha across the country depend on pollination by bees. click here
  • Climate warming may expose species across the world to deadly temperatures: Study
    22 May 2023
    The researchers found a consistent trend that for many animals, the thermal exposure threshold will be crossed for much of their geographic range within the same decade. click here

  • Here are all the positive environmental stories from 2023 so far
    18 May 2023
    Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80 per cent by 2040, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). click here

  • Global temperatures set to break records during next 5 years: WMO
    17 May 2023
    There is a 66 per cent likelihood that the annual average near-surface global temperature between 2023 and 2027, will be more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for at least one year. click here

  • What is climate change? A really simple guide
    17 May 2023
    East Africa just saw its fifth season of failed rains, which the UN's World Food Programme says has put up to 22 million people at risk of severe hunger. click here
  • Global warming set to break key 1.5C limit for first time
    18 May 2023
    The Arctic will experience warming at a greater level than many regions, with the temperature anomaly expected to be three times as large as the global figure over the next five northern hemisphere winters. click here

  • April heatwaves over India, Bangladesh, Laos, Thailand were '30 times more likely' due to climate change: Study
    17 May 2023
    Human-induced climate change made April's record-breaking humid heatwave in India, Bangladesh, Laos, and Thailand at least 30 times more likely, revealed a rapid attribution analysis by an international team of climate scientists as part of the World Weather Attribution group. click here

  • Southern Europe 'turning into desert', France, Italy and Spain to face brutal summer of drought
    17 May 2023
    Many farming regions have yet to adopt water-saving methods like precision irrigation or switch to more drought-hardy crops, such as sunflowers. click here
  • Devastating floods in Italy claim lives and leave thousands homeless
    17 May 2023
    Twenty-one rivers burst their banks after heavy storms across country; cause landslides and submerge villages. click here

  • Cyclone Mocha: Deadly storm hits Myanmar and Bangladesh coasts
    16 May 2023
    A powerful cyclone has hit the coastlines of Bangladesh and Myanmar after intensifying into the equivalent of a category-five storm. click here
  • The worlds food production systems are broken. What will it take to fix them?
    21 May 2023
    Current systems, which rely on industrial agriculture and fossil fuel extraction, are contributing to many of the very crises that make them vulnerable. click here

  • A food systems approach to food security and nutrition
    16 May 2023
    In 2021, countries developed national pathways to transforming food systems to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), organised during the UN General Assembly in New York. click here
  • How an ancient irrigation system evolved into a World Heritage site
    19 May 2023
    A total of 30 heritage irrigation projects in China have been included in the WHIS list, providing examples for scientific and technological exchanges on irrigation, drainage and flood control. click here
  • Half of worlds largest lakes, reservoirs losing water: Study
    19 May 2023
    New study finds unsustainable human use has led to more than half of the largest lakes drying up around the world. click here

  • Scientists have invented a method to break down 'forever chemicals' in our drinking water. Heres how
    19 May 2023
    Researchers have discovered a way to eliminate forever chemicals, or PFAS, which usually take hundreds or thousands of years to break down. click here
  • 8th International Agriculture Innovation Conference (IAIC) is an annual conference that has been running since 2016 organized by International Association for Agricultural Sustainability (IAAS). The IAIC conferences are devoted to presenting and examining various issues that are related to current problems seen in agriculture. The 8th IAIC 2023 will take place on 1-2 August, 2023. The conference will be held under the theme Agro-industrialization and Sustainability and especially address the key themes on Vertical Farming, Forest-Industrialization and Regenerative Agriculture. https://iaic.iaas.org.sg/

  • 40th IAHR World Congress on Theme "Rivers" - Connecting Mountains and Coasts; Vienna, Austria; 21st - 25th August, 2023. click here

  • XVIII World Water Congress on Theme "Water for All: Harmony between Humans and Nature", hosted by International Water Resources Associations (IWRA) and Ministry of the Water Resources of the People's Republic of China, at Beijing, China, 11 - 15 September, 2023. click here

  • Singapore International Water Week - Spotlight 2023; Theme - Urgent Climate Action for A Sustainable Water Future. click here

  • Climate and Energy Summit: Building a Grand Coalition to Keep 1.5ºC Within Reach - Organiser - International Energy Agency (IEA); 02 Oct 2023; Madrid, Spain click here

  • Cairo Water Week 2023 - The sixth edition of the Cairo Water Week 2023, will take place from 29th October to 2nd November 2023 in Cairo Egypt. This year the theme of the conference is "Action on Water Adaptation for Sustainability". click here

  • International Workshop on Sustainability of Agricultural Water Management and Digitalizing, Theme - Sustainability of Agricultural Water Management and Digitalizing as part of the 50th Anniversary of Dicle University - Diyarbakır City, Turkey; Oct 02, 2023 - Oct 06, 2023 click here

  • 40th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Vienna-Austria, 21 - 25th August 2023, Theme - "Rivers Connecting Mountains & Coasts" click here

  • International and Arab Water Day, Theme - Accelerating Solutions to Solve the Problem of Water and Sanitation, Saving Water - Saving Lives, May 29, 2023. click here

  • 2023 Water Canada Summit, The 2023 Water Canada Summit in partnership with the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association is sparking innovation, inspiration, and conversations on the complete water cycle. Jun 07, 2023 - Jun 09, 2023; Ottawa,Canada. click here

  • Responsible Water Management and Circular Economy, Mar 03, 2024 - Mar 06, 2024, Email : info@rwc.iitr.ac.in click here
  • Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report - The much-anticipated Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report is based on years of work by hundreds of scientists during the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes (IPCC) sixth assessment cycle which began in 2015. click here

  • State of the world's drinking water: This report presents data on the links between water, health and development and the status of drinking water, with actionable recommendations to accelerate access to safe drinking water. click here

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022: Groundwater Making the invisible visible click here

  • Europes groundwater a key resource under pressure
    Groundwater: making the invisible visible' is the World Water Day theme for 22 March 2022. In recognition of it, this briefing provides an overview of the state of groundwater in the EU. click here

  • FAO Publication: Sustainable management of freshwater resources for food security and nutrition in Small Island Developing States click here

  • FAO-UN WASAG STRATEGY for 2021-2024: The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture
    Turning water scarcity into opportunities for sustainable agriculture, food security & nutrition click here

  • Irrigation & Drainage in Republic of Uzbekistan History & Modern State: Towards the 70th anniversary of the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID) click here
ICID News Update APRIL 2023
  •   Friday, 2023-May-26
Some of the issue's highlights are:-
  1. From Secretary-General's Desk

  2. ICID organized a webinar on Tsunami / Tidal Wave Protection in Japanese Case, 19 April 2023



  3. Secretary General Er. AB Pandya Represented ICID in a Workshop



  4. New Territorial Water Security Assessment Method: Navoiy, Samarkand and Khorezm provinces of Uzbekistan

  5. 25th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage, 18 November 2023, Vizag (Visakhapatnam), Andhra Pradesh, India



  6. Call for Papers Invited for International Workshops scheduled during the 25th ICID Congress and 74th IEC Meeting, 18 November 2023, Vizag (Visakhapatnam), Andhra Pradesh, India

  7. Announcements for the World Heritage Irrigation Structures (WHIS) and WatSave 2023

  8. ICID Annual Report 2022-23: Call for Updated Information from National Committees (NCs) and Direct Members (DMs)

  9. News from National Committees, ICID Forthcoming Events and Partner Organization Events

  10. Task Force for Updating and Maintenance of Multilingual Technical Dictionary (TF-MTD)

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ICID e-Bulletin 17 April 2023
  •   Thursday, 2023-April-20
ICID FORTHCOMING EVENTS
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
INVITATION TO JOIN ICID MEMBERSHIP
  • Gender inequalities in food and agriculture are costing world $1 trillion: FAO
    13 April 2023
    The report shows that womens access to land, services, credit and digital technology lags behind mens, while a higher burden of unpaid care limits their opportunities for education, training and employment. click here
  • AI is not only for generative text: See how it can transform agriculture
    11 April 2023
    Technologies for the early detection of pests and diseases, such as satellites or drones and software for field assessment monitoring, are essential in assisting farmers in their immediate responses to pests and diseases that can seriously compromise the yield of their crops. click here

  • Climate change: Chinese scientists say 'flash droughts' are becoming the new normal
    16 April 2023
    Scientists say "flash droughts" - marked by rapid onset and quick loss of moisture from plants and soil - are increasing globally as climate change leads to higher temperatures and shifting precipitation. click here
  • Rise in ocean surface temperature have led to marine heatwaves globally: Report
    15 April 2023
    The worlds ocean surface temperature hit an all-time high since satellite records began, which has led to marine heatwaves around the globe, The Guardian quoted a US government data. click here
  • Climate change makes Europe ripe for dengue outbreaks 14 April 2023 Cases of the mosquito-borne illness dengue are typically seen in the tropics, but with the changing climate that may be changing. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2023/04/14/dengue-fever-Europe/5851681476262/

  • What a new study says on the link between flash droughts and climate change
    16 April 2023
    The study found that flash droughts occurred more often than slower ones in tropical places like India, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Amazon basin. click here
  • Intense heatwaves singe Asia as summer keeps eating into spring
    16 April 2023
    India could soon become one of the first places in the world to experience heatwaves so severe that they breach the human survivability limit, a World Bank report had warned in December last year. click here
  • Drought will cause crop failures in Spain, farmers warn
    13 April 2023
    Spain's long-term drought is causing "irreversible losses" to more than 3.5 million hectares of crops. click here

  • Tropical cyclone Ilsa prompts flood warning for Australian outback
    15 April 2023
    Despite the significant downgrading in its severity, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said Ilsa would still bring strong weather and over 100 mm of rain to the Nts southwest, prompting a flood watch warning. click here

  • Fertiliser security for food security in southeast Asia: Going local and circular
    14 April 2023
    Southeast Asian nations are highly dependent on external sources of fertiliser. While Indonesia is the largest importer in tonnage, Philippines, Myanmar, and Thailand imported more than 80 per cent of their fertiliser in 2020. click here

  • Making Chinas water data accessible, usable and shareable
    6 April 2023
    Water has been central to the development of Chinas ancient civilization and to its contemporary development and industrialization, and will shape its path to an ecological civilizationan aspirational, more sustainable mode of human interaction with the environment. click here


  • AFN regional chief calls for safe drinking water at UN Water Conference
    14 April 2023
    Some 10,000 participants gathered at UN Headquarters and online from March 22-24 to address the water crisis and ensure equitable access to water for all. click here

  • Massive ocean discovered beneath the Earth's crust containing more water than on the surface
    14 April 2023
    Scientists made the findings at the time after studying earthquakes and discovering that seismometers were picking up shockwaves under the surface of the Earth. click here

  • South African cities show commitment to accelerate water resilience at 2023 UN Water Conference
    12 April 2023
    South Africas cities are economic engines, drawing workers across the country and the continent. Of the countrys 58.8 million population, 68% live in urban areas. click here


  • 3rd International Baghdad Water Conference on Theme - Water Scarcity, the Marshes of Mesopotamia, and the Shatt Al-Arab Environment is Everyone's Responsibility; Royal Tulip Al-Rasheed Hotel, Iraq; 6 - 7, May 2023. https://icid-ciid.org/event/detail/17

  • Gerald Lacey Lecture 2023 - Theme: Using the SDGs to Improve the Design Performance of Water Projects Contact : Mr. Ian Tod, Chair IWF, The Irrigation and Water Forum; British National Committee of the, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage ( IWF/ICID .UK ) C/o The Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. Email:iantod@icloud.com; https://www.ice.org.uk/events/latest-events/gerald-lacey-lecture-2023

  • International Agriculture Innovation Conference (IAIC) is an annual conference that has been running since 2016 organized by International Association for Agricultural Sustainability (IAAS). The IAIC conferences are devoted to presenting and examining various issues that are related to current problems seen in agriculture. The 8th IAIC 2023 will take place on 1-2 August, 2023. The conference will be held under the theme of Agro-industrialization and Sustainability and specially address the key themes on Vertical Farming, Forest-Industrialization and Regenerative Agriculture. https://iaic.iaas.org.sg/

  • 40th IAHR World Congress on Theme Rivers - Connecting Mountains and Coasts; Vienna, Austria; 21st - 25th August, 2023. https://icid-ciid.org/event/detail/17

  • XVIII World Water Congress on Theme "Water for All: Harmony between Humans and Nature", hosted by International Water Resources Associations (IWRA) and Ministry of the Water Resources of the People's Republic of China, at Beijing, China, 11 - 15 September, 2023. https://www.worldwatercongress.com/

  • Climate and Energy Summit: Building a Grand Coalition to Keep 1.5 ºC Within Reach - Organiser - International Energy Agency (IEA); 02 Oct 2023; Madrid, Spain https://www.iea.org/events/climate-and-energy-summit-building-a-grand-coalition-to-keep-1-5-c-within-reach

  • Cairo Water Week 2023 - The sixth edition of the Cairo Water Week 2023, will take place from 29th October to 2nd November 2023 in Cairo Egypt. This year the theme of the conference is "Action on Water Adaptation for Sustainability". https://www.cairowaterweek.eg/cww2023/

  • Preparatory meeting for the United Nations Conference Preparatory meeting for the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development", 20182028." https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1z/k1zx4ipa4x

  • 40th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Vienna-Austria, 21 - 25th August 2023, Theme - Rivers Connecting Mountains & Coasts https://worldcongress2023.iahr.org/


  • State of the world's drinking water: This report, presents the data on the links between water, health and development and the status of drinking water, with actionable recommendations to accelerate access to safe drinking water. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240060807

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022: Groundwater Making the invisible visible https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380721/PDF/380721eng.pdf.multi

  • Europes groundwater a key resource under pressure Groundwater: making the invisible visible is the World Water Day theme for 22 March 2022. In recognition of this, this briefing provides an overview of the state of groundwater in the EU. https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/europes-groundwater/europes-groundwater

  • FAO Publication: Sustainable management of freshwater resources for food security and nutrition in Small Island the Developing States https://www.fao.org/3/cb7200en/cb7200en.pdf

  • FAO-UN WASAG STRATEGY for 2021-2024: The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture Turning water scarcity into opportunities for sustainable agriculture, food security & nutrition http://www.fao.org/3/cb5448en/cb5448en.pdf

  • Irrigation & Drainage in Republic of Uzbekistan History & Modern State: Towards the 70th anniversary of the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID) https://icid-ciid.org/icid_data_web/UzNCID_book_web_en.pdf
ICID e-Bulletin 27 March 2023
  •   Tuesday, 2023-March-28
ICID FORTHCOMING EVENTS
    25th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage & 74th IEC Meeting with Theme:- Tackling Water Scarcity in Agriculture, will be held during 1 - 8 November 2023, Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India.
    https://icid25congress.in/index.html
    call for papers

    75th International Executive Council Meeting and 9th Asian Regional Conference, 1 - 7, September 2024, Sydney, Australia.

    76th International Executive Council Meeting and 4th World Irrigation Forum (WIF4), 7-13, September 2025, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    26th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage and 77th International Executive Council Meeting, 12 - 18 October 2026 - Marseille, France.

    Cairo Water Week 2023 - The sixth edition of the Cairo Water Week 2023, will take place from 29th October to 2nd November 2023 in Cairo Egypt. This year the theme of the conference is "Action on Water Adaptation for Sustainability". For more information please visit the page: https://icid-ciid.org/event/detail/17
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Call for papers for 25th International Congress - The 25th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage and the 74th International Executive Council meeting is being organized by the Indian National Committee of ICID (INCID) on the theme Tackling Water Scarcity in Agriculture from 01-08 November 2023 in Vishakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India. For complete information please click the link:https://congress.icidevents.org/InfoDocs/25Congress_Call_For_Papers.pdf

INVITATION TO JOIN ICID MEMBERSHIP

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and professional international organization, which focuses on irrigation, drainage, and flood management. Click the link for more information: http://www.icid-ciid.org/icid_data_web/invitation.pdf
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  • Highlighting rise in water scarcity, climate-induced disasters, speakers at global conference call for transformational change to better manage aqua resources.
    23 March 2023
    Against the backdrop of water scarcity and climate-induced disasters, ministers and other Government officials today called for change.
    https://press.un.org/en/2023/envdev2054.doc.htm

  • UNs nuclear agency and food and agriculture wing announce key commitments to tackle global water crisis
    23 March 2023
    On the penultimate day of the United Nations Water Conference, two UN agencies announced several potentially game-changing commitments that could enable countries to quickly gather data on the state of their water resources.
    https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/03/1134987

  • Water: essential for all, available to a few
    22 March 2023
    Pakistan remains a disaster flashpoint, and preparedness is crucial before another large-scale climate disaster strikes the countrys children.
    https://www.unicef.org/rosa/stories/water-essential-all-available-few

  • World Water Report warns of an imminent water crisis
    22 March 2023
    The World Water Report highlighted that approximately 26% of the world's population does not have access to safe drinking water, and 46% lack access to safely managed sanitation.
    https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/world-water-report-warns-imminent-water-crisis
ICID e-Bulletin Your Weekly News Wrap 16 January 2023
  •   Tuesday, 2023-January-17
    ICID FORTHCOMING EVENTS

    10th International Micro Irrigation Conference, 25 - 27 January 2023 in Dakhla, Morocco. Theme: Micro Irrigation in the Era of Technology, Innovation, and Digital Transformation. Website: http://10imic.ma/

    25th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage & 74th IEC Meeting with Theme:- Tackling Water Scarcity in Agriculture, will be held during 1 - 8 November 2023, Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India. https://icid25congress.in/index.html

    26th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage, 01 - 06 October, 2026 - Marseille, France.

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Rainwater Harvesting Webinar Series on "Water efficiency, productivity and sustainability in the NENA regions (WEPS-NENA)". For more information please click the link: https://www.fao.org/in-action/water-efficiency-nena/webinars/rainwaterharvesting/en/

    International Conference on Water Management & Climate Change, organized by Water Resources Department, Government of Karnataka; Jan 24 - 25, 2023. https://walmievents2023.in/

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Call for interest for Consultants - Water, Rural Infrastructure and Energy (WRI/E), PMI - Rome


    INVITATION TO JOIN ICID MEMBERSHIP

    International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and professional international organization, which focuses on irrigation, drainage, and flood management. Click the link for more information:http://www.icid-ciid.org/icid_data_web/invitation.pdf

    Agriculture

    Countdown to Davos 2023: 120 countries consider agritech most strategically important in next decade 12 January 2023
    The documents, released January 12, 2023, are based on more than 12,000 responses to an Executive Opinion Survey conducted by the World Economic Forum in more than 120 economies. click here

    5 benefits of regenerative agriculture and 5 ways to scale it 11 January 2023
    Regenerative agriculture is the way forward to decarbonise the food system and make farming resilient to climate shocks.click here

    Climate Change

    NASA says 2022 fifth warmest year on record, warming trend continues 12 January 2023
    The Arctic region continues to experience the strongest warming trends close to four times the global average according to GISS research presented at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, as well as a separate study. click here

    The UN calls for massive financial support for Pakistan - and other climate change stories you need to read this week 9 January 2023
    According to a new study, up to half of the worlds glaciers could disappear by the end of the century even if the most ambitious climate targets are met, CNN reports. click here

    Ozone layer recovery is on track, helping avoid global warming by 0.5°C 9 January 2023
    The ozone layer is on track to recover within four decades, with the global phaseout of ozone-depleting chemicals already benefitting efforts to mitigate climate change. click here

    Drought

    Heat and drought have significant influence on food security and agricultural production, new review argues 12 January 2023
    Heat and drought are the utmost limiting abiotic factors which pose a major threat to food security and agricultural production. click here

    Extreme heat and drought to impact 90% of world population, says Oxford study 11 January 2023
    According to an Oxford study, an estimated 90 per cent of the world's population will be affected by compounded extreme heat and drought conditions. click here

    'Dangerous' Tunisian droughts threaten food security 11 January 2023
    As climate change has accelerated, bringing blistering heat across the Mediterranean region in recent summers, winter rains have repeatedly diminished in North Africa, causing problems for agriculture from Morocco to Tunisia. click here

    Floods

    Californias homeless battle floods and storms 14 January 2023
    Few are feeling the rage of California's unrelenting storms as much as the state's 170,000 homeless people. click here

    Joshimath: The trauma of living in India's sinking Himalayan town 10 January 2023
    Joshimath itself was born in precarious geological circumstances. The town, located on the middle slope of a hill, was built on the debris of a landslide triggered by an earthquake more than a century ago, and is located in a tremor-prone zone. click here

    Food Serurity

    Urgent action needed as acute malnutrition threatens the lives of millions of vulnerable children 12 January 2023
    United Nations agencies are calling for urgent action to protect the most vulnerable children in the 15 countries hardest hit by an unprecedented food and nutrition crisis. click here

    How Africa can help feed the world. What's needed for true food security 11 January 2023
    By 2050 Africas population is expected to nearly double. At the same time, the continents fragile biomes are disproportionately impacted by climate change. click here

    Why agricultural subsidies must be reformed to enable a regenerative food system 10 January 2023
    The allocation of agricultural subsidies does not currently incentivise nature-positive practices like regenerative agriculture. Therefore, it contributes to practices that lead to the destruction of ecosystems and species extinction. click here

    Irrigation

    New report shows alarming changes in the entire global water cycle 11 January 2023
    In 2022, a third La Niña year brought much rain to Australia and Southeast Asia and dry conditions to the other side of the Pacific. click here

    From protective coatings to stop water evaporating to farmer-driven eco-movements 10 January 2023
    Record temperatures have led to the worst drought in Europe in 500 years, while 36 million people face food insecurity in the Horn of Africa due to crop failure. click here

    Water Resources Management

    Earth dam keeps community alive despite severe, lengthy drought 14 January 2023
    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over two billion people live in water-stressed countries, which is expected to be exacerbated in some regions as result of climate change and population growth. click here

    The worlds top ten risks are all linked to water 12 January 2023
    This year the Cost-of-Living Crisis is deemed to have the most severe impact in the coming two years, whereas Failure to Mitigate Climate Change is ranked as the worst threat for the ten-year period. click here

    Trapped sediment in dams 'endangers' water supplies: UN 11 January 2023
    Thousands of the world's large dams are so clogged with sediment that they risk losing more than a quarter of their storage capacity by 2050, UN researchers said Wednesday, warning of the threat to water security. click here

    Upcoming Events

    XVIII World Water Congress on Theme "Water for All: Harmony between Humans and Nature", hosted by International Water Resources Associations (IWRA) and Ministry of the Water Resources of the People's Republic of China, at Beijing, China, 11 - 15 September, 2023. click here

    UN 2023 Water Conference - Yet, today, 40 per cent of the worlds people are affected by water scarcity; 80 per cent of wastewater is discharged untreated into the environment, and more than 90 per cent of disasters are water-related. click here

    Preparatory meeting for the United Nations Conference Preparatory meeting for the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development", 20182028." click here

    40th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Vienna-Austria, 21 - 25th August 2023, Theme - Rivers Connecting Mountains & Coasts click here

    Publications

    State of the world's drinking water: This report, presents the data on the links between water, health and development and the status of drinking water, with actionable recommendations to accelerate access to safe drinking water. click here

    The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022: Groundwater Making the invisible visible click here

    Europes groundwater a key resource under pressure
    Groundwater: making the invisible visible is the World Water Day theme for 22 March 2022. In recognition of this, this briefing provides an overview of the state of groundwater in the EU. Groundwater stores almost one-third of total global freshwater resources and, in the EU, supplies 65% of drinking water and 25% of water for agricultural irrigation. click here

    FAO Publication: Sustainable management of freshwater resources for food security and nutrition in Small Island the Developing States click here

    FAO-UN WASAG STRATEGY for 2021-2024: The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture Turning water scarcity into opportunities for sustainable agriculture, food security & nutrition click here

    Irrigation & Drainage in Republic of Uzbekistan History & Modern State: Towards the 70th anniversary of the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID) click here
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