UN-Water has designated 2017 as the year of Wastewater and is releasing a report on World Water day, United Nations World Water Development Report 2017: Wastewater/The Untapped Resource. WLE/IWMI and FAO have co-authored a chapter on the risks and opportunities of using wastewater for agriculture.
In rural settings, women are not typically seen as political activists or public figures involved in front-line negotiations. Yet, a new CGIAR study shows they help resolve potential conflicts around land and water use.
Throughout 2014, Walter Vergara, a climate specialist and senior fellow at the World Resources Institute, has worked tirelessly and with extraordinary persistence to build support for a new collaborative initiative that aims to restore 20 million hectares to productivity and ecosystem health by 2020.