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Clean Water and Sanitation

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 6. Ensure availability of water and sanitation for all.

  • [New] Duke Energy has an in-house Drought Mitigation Team tasked with monitoring water levels and implementing measures to reduce the risk of drought at exposed nuclear and coal-fired plants. S&P Global Platts
  • [New] More than 12 million people in Syria and Iraq are in immediate danger of losing access to water, food, and electricity. WNYC Studios
  • [New] The Water Authority wanted to use its Internet of Things (IoT) devices to monitor water quality and prevent cyberattacks against the water supply - a growing threat in pandemic times. IoT World Today
  • [New] According to UNICEF, unless urgent action is taken, more than four million people across Lebanon, of which most are children, will face severe water shortages or be completely cut off from water. Jadaliyya - *****
  • [New] The DWP intends to develop roadmaps and guidance that will help water and sanitation utilities transition to the next generation of smart water systems and to fulfil the need for improved resiliency to secure and sustainably manage water resources now and in the future. International Water Association
  • [New] Spring Gully Foods at Adelaide in South Australia will acquire a new pasteuriser to reduce water usage and improve efficiency for the manufacture of condiments and preserved vegetable products.
  • [New] Soda giant PepsiCo will cut back on the use of virgin plastic and expand its SodaStream sparkling-water business to more markets amid growing calls from consumers, clients and climate change advocates to combat plastic waste. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] Southeast Asia and the Pacific: The forecast through November indicates that water surpluses will shrink and downgrade in Southeast Asia and the Philippines but will be widespread in many parts of Indonesia and New Guinea. ISCIENCES
  • [New] Cities across the globe face an alarming rise in water risks and must urgently invest in enhanced resilience. Niti Aayog
  • [New] If immediate action is not taken, then rising sea levels, droughts, water scarcity, and decreasing crop productivity will force around 216 million people to lose their homes and migrate by 2050. Mashable India
  • [New] England's rivers, lakes and streams have some of the lowest water quality in Europe, and drastic action is now needed to restore them to enable wildlife to thrive, a damning new report has warned. The Independent
  • [New] There is considerable scientific debate around the world about how many PFAS can be present in drinking water and food before they pose a danger to human health. The Conversation
  • [New] In Central Asia, both water availability and crop productivity will create climate in-migration hotspots in already densely populated and economically productive areas, such as the Ferghana Valley, and into new areas of potential livelihood opportunities, such as northern Kazakhstan. World Bank
  • [New] The long-term effects of climate change, such as water scarcity, decreasing crop productivity and rising sea levels, could lead to millions of what it describes as climate migrants by 2050. Alaska Highway News
  • [New] Violence in Tripoli could extend toward the south after attacks on a major water supply in southwestern Libya. Critical Threats
  • [New] Without immediate action to combat climate change, rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity could force 216 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050. NBC News
  • [New] Reduced agricultural production, water scarcity, rising sea levels and other adverse effects of climate change could cause up to 216 million people to leave their homes and migrate within their own countries by 2050.
  • [New] Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will release its strategy on green hydrogen in 2022 as the UAE prioritises investment in the clean fuel as part of its energy transition efforts. Hydrogen Central
  • [New] According to Drive Sustainability's recent study on automotive and electronic industry supply chains, materials mass-processed in China, such as zinc, may be contributing to pollution in surrounding water resources, soils and crops of local communities and pose serious health hazards there. ETF Trends
  • Over the next four years, we will be investing in the Sahel region $5.6 billion in 61 projects in climate-smart agriculture, environment, water, resilient infrastructure, energy access, renewable energy, financial inclusion, and jobs. World Bank

Last updated: 19 September 2021