Source: The Conversation Date: 12 August 2020  The disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on a large scale. The world produces around 359 million metric tons of plastics each year. Nature cannot address the...
Source: The ASEAN Post Date: 10 September 2020  The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the importance of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. As we all know now, hand washing is one of the best frontline defenses against the virus. Yet three billion people – almost half of the world'...
Source: Göttingen University Date: 27 August 2020  International team led by Göttingen University investigates effects on local water cycle While high greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss are often associated with rapid land-use change in Indonesia, impacts on local water cy...
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Date: 20 August 2020  Access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) embodies a fun- damental human right recognized by the United Nations General Assembly. Technology often plays an important role by providing resource-...
Source: Pursuit Date: 12 August 2020  Climate extremes are not going away during the pandemic, testing water management to its limits. We need robust inter-disciplinary solutions from climate and social scientists, engineers and lawyers. The United Nations recently announced that prog...
Source: Channel News Asia Date: 3 August 2020 The Australian bushfires from September last year to early February are proof to many people that man-made or "anthropogenic" climate change is real and threatening. But for some Australians involved in the coal-mining industry, the fires seeme...
Source: The Conversation Date: 10 July 2020 Each year, the total amount of electric and electronic equipment the world uses grows by 2.5 million tonnes. Phones, radios, toys, laptops – if it has a power or battery supply it's likely to join a growing mountain of "e-waste" after use. In 2019 alo...
Source: The Jakarta Post Date: 15 July 2020 Emissions of methane -- a planet-warming gas several times more potent than carbon dioxide -- have risen by nine percent in a decade driven by mankind's insatiable hunger for energy and food, a major international study concluded Wednesday. Methane (C...
Source: ARUP, AnteaGroup and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Date: October 2018 Water systems intersect with all sections of society and industry and opportunities exist in these interfaces to create additional value by application of Circular Economy principles. This white paper postulates...
Source: World BankDate: 22 June 2020 Every industry, sector, and economy has suffered from the devastating effects of COVID-19. The irrigation and drainage (I&D) sector is no exception, as the pandemic continues to have complex and far-reaching impacts across the water-energy-ecosystem-food nexu...
Abstract This international literature review of the tourism–water nexus identifies a gender gap. Tourism development can affect water supply both quantitatively and qualitatively. Many regions will face considerable problems of water availability and quality, affecting their tourism sector and incr...
Today, the European Commission published "The EU Blue Economy Report 2020", providing an overview of the performance of the EU economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment. With a turnover of €750 billion in 2018, the EU blue economy is in good health. There were also 5 million peo...
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World's Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of...
This study is made by the Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence and has received research funding from the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI).  Launched in October 2017, Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence is jointly...
On average, the shipping sector is responsible for 3% of annual global green-house gas emissions on a CO2-equivalent basis. International shipping represents around 9% of the global emissions associated with the transport sector. This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) exp...