World Water Week

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The 2010 World Water Week will take place from September 5-11 at Stockholm International Fairs. The theme for 2010 will be "The Water Quality Challenge – Prevention, Wise Use and Abatement." It will be the second year under the niche “Water: Responding to Global Changes."

Life on Earth is based on water. The quality of life directly depends on water quality. Every year, 1,500 cubic kilometers of wastewater is produced globally. While waste and wastewater can be reused productively for energy and irrigation, it usually is not. In developing countries, 80 percent of all waste is discharged untreated because of lack of regulations and resources.


Water Quality 


Fresh water changes signs of climate change

The impacts of climate change are most visible in the dramatic changes occurring to the planet' s fresh water resources, said a report released Thursday by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) at the ongoing World Water Week in Stockholm on Sept. 5-11.

• Water quality should be emphasized more

• Safe use of wastewater in agriculture offers benefits

Scientists: Fresh water threatened by warming

Poor water quality affects Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO chief highlights importance of water quality

Pollution hinders South-to North water diversion

Guangzhou cleans up 121 waterways


 Water Shortage

  The growing shortage of farmland and water in China

The growing shortage of farmland and water resources may prevent China from achieving its ambitious grain output targets in the next decade, warned both officials and experts.


Experts call for diverse water storage options

Serious drought hits SW China

US$357m spent on fighting flood, drought this year

Drought biggest threat to agriculture

Chinese universities join in water saving campaign


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