Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht won
2018 Stockholm Water Prize for pioneering wastewater treatment
Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht received the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize, for microbiological research and innovations that have revolutionized water and wastewater treatment. The prize was presented to them by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall during World Water Week.
Two students from Singapore, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu, won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for producing reduced graphene oxide, a material that can be used to purify water, from agricultural waste products.
IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition – “Shaping our water future”
This year, the International Water Association (IWA) is organising the World Water Congress & Exhibitionin Tokyo, Japan from 16–21 September 2018. Among the many thematic tracks, the conference will explore how water management at basin scale can ensure the sustainability of services which cities and utilities rely upon from the wider natural system. This will include topics on resilience planning, IWRM, catchment management to ecosystems and environmental flows, virtual water, water trading, policy, governance and institutional arrangements.
Training program of capacity building
on water and sanitation in Odisha, India
A regional training program “Capacity building of local body members (selected) on water and sanitation” will be held in Kendrapara district of Odisha, India from 3–29 September 2018. This training program on water and sanitation has been designed as a programme of initiative and training workshop addressing various aspects of water and sanitation in the rural areas.
It will be organized by the Institute for Rural Development and Planning (IRDP) with the financial support from Cap-Net UNDP and SaciWATERs. This capacity building programme is going to train 210 ward councillors this time from 9 CD blocks of Kendrapara district of Odisha.
Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation
in Kaduna, Nigeria
The training course on Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation was organised by the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) in collaboration with the West African Network for Capacity Building (WA-Net)/CAP-Net. The course was held at the National Water Resources Institute in Kaduna, Nigeria from 13–17 August 2018.
The purpose of the course was to create awareness on climate change in general and climate resilience in particular and to impart the basic knowledge on how to improve water supply and sanitation infrastructure to withstand climate change effects in the water resources sector in the West Africa sub region.
Workshop on Water Supply and Sanitation
August 2018, Dominican Republic
A workshop on Water Supply and Sanitation took place in August 2018 in Dominican Republic. This workshop was a partnership between REDICA, Universidad Agroforestal Fernando Arturo de Meriño, REDAR and SOCOSADA.
This workshop in Spanish aimed to analyse the local situation and to share the knowledge, policies and practices in terms of IWRM; and discuss the ways to enhance local people participation and local authorities in sustainable water management and development. The workshop had special emphasis on women and girls needs and rights.
Water governance will be the subject of a graduate course
The course "The governance of water: theory and practice of integrated watershed management" will correspond to the specific training cycle of the Master in Integrated Water Resources Management. It will be held from 3–7 September 2018 at the Santa Fe campus, Argentina.
3rd Congress of Sustainable Energies in October in Argentina
The congress will be held from 17–19 October 2018 in Bahía Blanca. It is organized by the National and Southern Technological universities, the Engineers Association of the Province of Buenos Aires and the Engineers Center of Bahía Blanca.
Video of the Month: "Floating Homes for Flood Resilience
in Vietnam and Bangladesh"
This documentary follows the story of two Global Resilience Partnership grantees, the University of Waterloo and BRAC University, that have built floating homes to improve the resilience of flood-stricken communities in Vietnam and Bangladesh. More info: http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/dossiers/water-productivity
Produced by: Global Resilience Partnership
Region: East Asia, South Asia