September 9, 2020
In Germany, April is usually one of the wettest months. This year, the country only received 5% of its usual rainfall, and the river Rhine, which works as the most important trade route in Germany, is on the verge of drying out. T...
June 5, 2020
Today we celebrate World Environment Day 2020. This is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus th...
June 5, 2020
Photo by Gustavo Quepón on Unsplash This year’s theme for World Environment Day is Time for Nature, and with COVID-19  many of us are now taking the time  to appreciate our green spaces as the monotony of lockdowns are bei...
August 6, 2019
What are Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and do we understand them? There are multiple definitions of NBS but I will use the definition given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): NBS are defined as “actions...
May 9, 2019
The Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) under its International Waters (IW) portfolio, was implemented by UN Environment and jointly executed by DHI and the Internatio...
May 9, 2019
The effect of climate change on the hydrological cycle is becoming a growing phenomenon and resulting in impacts including flood and drought events, disappearance of glaciers, decrease in groundwater recharge, and water quality de...
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February 18, 2019
Potable water reuse started as pioneering efforts in Southern California and Windhoek, Namibia 50 years ago. This practice has seen tremendous growth over the last 15 years in various regions of the globe adopting the latest treat...
January 17, 2019
Overview – the Basin-Connected Cities Forum The Basin-Connected Cities Forum followed the launch of the Action Agenda for Basin-Connected Cities which aims to influence and activates urban stakeholders to protect and inv...
September 19, 2018
The Action Agenda for Basin Connected Cities outlines the rationale for urban stakeholders to lead the way in realising their role as water stewards and the different pathways and activities towards achieving integrated water r...
June 26, 2018
In today’s interconnected world, the interaction between knowledge, communication and action is more vital than ever before, access to the right information is crucial in understanding and solving the many issues globally. Commu...