Environment/Science
India and Pakistan can better manage water resources to reduce impacts of climate disasters. Raksha Kumar, Khuldune Shahid and Ghulam Mustafa report from across the border  more
‘Game changer’ ideas on water and sustainability, centre-stage ahead of major water conference

New York: Some 1,200 scientists, representatives of the private sector and civil society met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to discuss potentially game-changing ideas related to ...

World leaders urged to prioritize action on water and climate

New York: Countries must step up urgent action to address the water-related consequences of climate change, the head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and nine other internat ...

Water-related disasters throw up complex challenges, threaten lives and jobs

New York:The global climate crisis is “exacerbating and intensifying” water-related disasters, jeopardizing lives and livelihoods, the UN chief said on Friday at a major susta ...

Address water scarcity ‘immediately and boldly’, urges UN agriculture agency chief

New York: More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high levels of water shortages and scarcity, the UN agriculture agency said in a new report launched on Wednesday. ...

‘Invisible’ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report

New York, Aug 21 (JEN): Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It a ...

Billions globally lack ‘water, sanitation and hygiene’, new UN report spells out

New York, June 18 (JEN):  Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion ...

UN forum to coordinate global efforts to address worsening water shortages

New York: With extreme weather costing hundreds of billions a year and fears that by 2050, one in four people will be living in a country affected by severe water shortages, a global conf ...

Conservation of water essential, Indian farmers can do wonder with it : PM Modi

Jamnagar, Gujarat, Aug 30 (Just Earth News) : Stressing the need for conservation of water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it is one thing Indian farmers can do wonder with.

UN human rights experts urge US to increase efforts to address water contamination

New York, Mar 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The situation of lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, is fundamentally about human rights, a group of United Nations experts Thursday said, urg ...