Archive for June, 2014

  • World Water Council and FAO step up their partnership

    Thursday, June 19th, 2014

    The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to intensify their collaboration in a bid to strengthen global water and food security.Long-time partners, the two organizations will expand their joint work on a number of fronts, including: knowledge and technology development to enhance water productivity; [...]

  • Deforestation increases water treatment costs 100-fold

    Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

    Agência FAPESP – In addition to altering the rainfall cycle, compromising the replenishment of underground aquifers and consequently reducing the water resources available to humans, deforestation of watershed vegetation is having a huge impact on the quality of the water itself, making the treatment required to turn it into potable water 100 times more expensive.
    This [...]