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Over the last decades, wastewater infrastructures have been under constant, increasing pressure. The growing demand for water coupled with the augmented number of anthropogenic activities has increased the global production of wastewater, resulting in the need for building new and upgrading the existing infrastructures, especially in developing countries. However, the limited availability of…
Water is not only crucial for all forms of life and the environment, and but it is also a limiting factor for development. As only 3% of all the water on our planet is freshwater, and just 1% is available for drinking purposes, it is paramount to maximize the use of wastewater and low-quality waters, particularly in water scarcity-prone areas. Wastewater is a renewable resource within the…
The XXI Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9-12 October 2018.
In this session, the ministers followed up on the agreements signed at the XX Meeting of the forum, which took place in Cartagena, Colombia, in March 2016.
The ministers addressed priority issues of the 33 countries of the…
Experts from all over the world will meet in Nairobi to discuss barriers and options for combatting marine plastic litter and microplastics.
The meeting was mandated by the third stand-alone resolution on marine litter which was adopted by the UN Environment Assembly in December 2017.
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