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ICID e-Bulletin Your Weekly News Wrap 22 March 2021

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INVITATION TO JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP OF ICID 
International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and professional international organization, which focuses on irrigation, drainage, and flood management. Click the link for more information: 
 
A Webinar on the occasion of “International Water Day,” to be hosted by the Uzbekistan Minister of Water Resources and Vice President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage Sh. Khamrayev, is scheduled on March 23, 2021, at 10:30 – 13:00 (Indian Standard Time). Webinar link on Zoom is: 
 
Click the link for more information https://matc.mfa.gov.il/
Land use impacts on the parasitic infection: a cross-sectional epidemiological study on the role of irrigated agriculture in schistosome infection in a dammed landscape
22 March 2021
Dam construction on the Senegal river in 1986 was followed by agricultural expansion and increased transmission of human schistosomes.
 
Disasters take a heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge
18 March 2021
New FAO report finds agricultural losses from natural hazards continue to soar, inflicting economic damage and undermining nutrition.
 

Advancing sustainable agriculture starts at the farm

17 March 2021

Driven by the desire to improve soil health, water quality, and long-term productivity, farmers increasingly are making the time and resource investments to adopt more sustainable practices.

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/advancing-sustainable-agriculture-starts-farm

Climate crisis: 2075 could be the year the ocean starts emitting harmful gases

19 March 2021

The world’s oceans are a vast repository for gases including ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs. 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/03/ocean-ozone-cfcs-chlorofluorocarbons-climate-change-environment/

 

Specifying tropical timber can "play a key role in the climate change battle," says the timber trade federation

19 March 2021

By specifying responsibly-sourced tropical timber, architects and designers can help prevent unsustainable forest clearing.

https://www.dezeen.com/2021/03/19/specifying-tropical-timber-key-role-climate-change-battle-timber-trade-federation/

 

Melbourne’s real-world impact on climate change

18 March 2021

A new initiative bringing together multi-disciplinary climate change experts is focused on finding effective global solutions in Australia and beyond.

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/melbourne-s-real-world-impact-on-climate-change

                        

Farmers need better irrigation to offset disastrous droughts
19 March 2021
As climate change escalates, 70% of all 15 million hectares of the country’s arable land may struggle from a shortage of water by 2050.
 
USGS survey: Drought may increase arsenic levels in private wells
19 March 2021
A new U.S. Geological Survey study highlights the importance of homeowners testing their well water to ensure it is safe for consumption, particularly in drought-prone areas.
 
Europe seeing worst summer droughts for 2,000 years – study 
18 March 2021
Summer droughts in Europe since 2015 been more severe than at any period in the past 2,110 years, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge.  
Australia warned of 'life-threatening' flash floods
21 March 2021
Warragamba dam in Sydney, the city's main water source, has begun to overflow for the first time since 2016.  
 
Climate change intensifying water-related disasters 
20 March 2021
The WMO says increased flooding threatens to destroy water points and sanitation facilities and contaminate water sources.
 
Drowned land: hunger stalks South Sudan's flooded villages
19 March 2021
A recent report by the Integrated food security Phase Classification, (IPC), an initiative by 15 organizations to tackle malnutrition, estimates that 6.4 million people, about half the population, will face acute food insecurity in 2021.
Groundwater depletion in India ‘threatens food security'
18 March 2021
Groundwater depletion in India could result in a reduction in food crops by up to 20 percent across the country.
 
The Links b/w forests, food security & nutrition
18 March 2021
Forest resources that are marketable also provide income to purchase food items and inputs for small-scale agricultural production. 
 
How Dubai expo 2020 is supporting global and local UAE food security initiatives
16 March 2021
Food security has become a global concern in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that disrupted food supply chains and highlighted inefficiencies in an over-reliance on imports.

World's water woes spring from undervaluing its 'blue gold'

22 March 2021

10 facts about water and how vulnerable communities are struggling to access supplies as growing demand and a warming planet raise the risk of shortages.

https://www.deccanherald.com/science-and-environment/worlds-water-woes-spring-from-undervaluing-its-blue-gold-964903.html

 

How has climate change affected rivers and streams across the world?

18 March 2021

River flow is an important indicator of water resources available to humans and the environment.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/03/climate-change-rivers-global-land-water-management/

 

Three ways great water solutions can address climate change

17 March 2021

According to UN-Water, more than 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water, and half of the global population does not have access to proper sanitation.

https://reliefweb.int/report/world/three-ways-great-water-solutions-can-address-climate-change

Israel can help solve the water crisis
22 March 2021
To achieve a reliable water supply, Israel has over the years gradually implemented holistic and integrative policies, combining institutional and infrastructure reforms.
 
Climate change, green infrastructure, water management- balancing ecology
19 March 2021
Freshwater is rapidly depleting due to unchecked utilization and climate change. 
 
One in five children globally does not have enough water to meet their everyday needs UNICEF
17 March 2021
UNICEF launches a new initiative, Water Security for All, to mobilize global support and resources to reach children in water vulnerable hotspots.
WfWP and Aquafed celebrating #Water2me #WorldWaterDay #VaulingWater on 22 March 2021 at 3 pm, Central European Time (CET).
 
IUCN World Conservation Congress Conference
IUCN World Conservation Congress Conference schedule 3 – 11 September 2021 in Marseille, France
 
9th World Water Forum March 21 - 26, 2022, Diamniadio (Dakar) – Senegal with the theme "Water security for peace and development."
 
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the French government have agreed to hold the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille.
 
IWRA World Water Congress 13 SEPTEMBER 2021 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2021, DAEGU, KOREA
 
Hellenic Open University presents meeting on Sustainable Waste Technology Management
Patras Greece, March 2021
 
2022 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28)
The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 7-18 November 2022, at a location to be determined.
PUBLICATIONS

Guidance – Water Resources Planning Guideline (24 February 2021)

This guideline is relevant to water companies in England and Wales. It is also relevant to those producing regional plans.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/water-resources-planning-guideline/water-resources-planning-guideline

 

The Status of Global Climate Change Legal Action: a New Report

Countries around the world are increasingly setting national emissions reduction targets and articulating policy objectives to address climate change impacts. The report finds, as of July 1, 2020, at least 1,550 climate change cases have been filed in 38 countries around the world. 

https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2021/01/27/global-climate-change-litigation/

 

Microplastics in Water and Wastewater - 2nd Edition (IWA)

The book covers in detail the topic of microplastics in water and wastewater. There is a growing interest in the scientific community in microplastics. Most of the studies identified the problems due to microplastics in the marine environment.

https://www.iwapublishing.com/books/9781789061680/microplastics-water-and-wastewater-2nd-edition

 
Wastewater and Biosolids Management - 2nd Edition (IWA)

The book covers a wide range of current, new, and emerging topics in wastewater and biosolids.  It addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of the reuse and looks to advance our knowledge on wastewater reuse and its application in agricultural production.

https://www.iwapublishing.com/books/9781789061659/wastewater-and-biosolids-management-2nd-edition

 

Increasing the benefits and sustainability of irrigation through the integration of fisheries
FAO, WorldFish, and IWMI
This guide jointly published by FAO, the International Water Management Institute, and WorldFish, focuses on how to sustainably optimize and broaden the range of benefits from irrigation development - not only economic but also social and environmental benefits.                                                                http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb2025en
 
Status of environmental surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 virus
World Health Organisation 
Environmental surveillance by testing of wastewater for evidence of pathogens has a long history of use in public health, particularly for poliovirus1 and more recently antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
 
Engineers use electricity to clean up toxic water
The powerful electrochemical process destroys water contaminants, such as pesticides. Wastewater is a significant environmental issue. Researchers say the technology could be readily applied to the wine industry, paper processing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
 
New series of FAO & UN
Policy and Field Guides to improve water productivity in small scale agriculture
The case of Burkina Faso, Morocco & Uganda
 
UN World Water Development Report 
Water & Climate Change 
The 2020 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (UN WWDR 2020) entitled ‘Water and Climate Change’ aims at helping the water community to tackle the challenges of climate change and informing the climate change community about the opportunities that improved water management offers in terms of adaptation and mitigation.
 
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