To mark World Water Day, the Stockholm International Water Institute has created a special focus area on their website to explore the issues around water and climate change – the World Water Day theme for 2020. Content will include articles on the five things you need to know about water and climate; future proofing finance; and the importance of handwashing and how it is threatened by climate change.
On 5 May, the World Health Organization is leading the call for nurses and midwives across the world to save lives by cleaning hands. Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), a global partnership of women’s organizations and networks, are supporting the initiative and work health professionals across the world to prevent sepsis with good hygiene practices.
COVID-19 has become a serious global health concern. Water and sanitation service providers have an important role to play in stalling COVID’s advance and communication campaigns can help shape public opinion.
What is your utility doing to curb the spread of Coronavirus? Share your story on #WorldWaterDay and raise awareness about the role of water utilities.
Dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food, could free up several million square kilometres of land by 2050 and potentially cut up to 8.0 gigatons a year of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Agriculture, particularly meat and dairy products, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which means going vegan will help relieve the massive pressure on our natural environment.
1/3 of all food produced globally is needlessly wasted, so FAO is increasing respect for food, as well as for the farmers who produce it, the natural resources that go into it and the people who go without it.
Dietary habits are damaging people’s health and the planet, as this fact gallery shows.
The concept of a person’s or company’s ‘water footprint’ is becoming a powerful tool in driving greater efficiency and responsibility in consuming water – read the report and check out the infographic.