Stockholm World Water Week


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Stockholm World Water Week (WWW) is an annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). This year, the event takes place on 26-31 August and its main thematic scope is: “Water, ecosystems and human development”. As in previous years, Global Water Partnership (GWP) will be […]

2018-08-20

The State of the World’s Beaches


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In the most recent “Nature Scientific Reports” the A. Luijendijk with the team presented a global overview of coastal beaches. Luijendijk et al used freely available optical satellite images in conjunction with sophisticated image interrogation and analysis methods, to asses the occurrence of sandy beaches and rates of shoreline change. Based on pixel-based supervised classifcation, they […]

2018-05-03

Integrated Drought Management in Central and Eastern Europe


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Water scarcity and droughts have direct impacts on the citizens and economic sectors that use and depend on water, such as agriculture, tourism, industry, energy and transport. Water scarcity and droughts also have broader impacts on natural resources at large such as through biodiversity, water quality, increased risks of forest fires and soil impoverishment.  Drought […]

2018-05-03

Invitation to Workshop!


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In June 2018, a “Sub-regional workshop on improving small-scale water supplies for better health” will take place in Dessau, Germany. More information: Invitation Scope and purpose Logistics information

2018-03-12

World Water Day is Coming


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World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. You can find more information here and here.

2018-02-26

WorldWaterQuality.org


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The IIWQ Water Quality Portal is a free visualiser of satellite derived water quality information for worldwide lakes and rivers. A global set of parameters in 90m spatial resolution is provided on a continental base for each of the UNESCO Regions. Access to time series products in 30m spatial resolution is available for pilot regions, […]

2018-02-19