Latest reports by WHO on microplastics and World Bank on water pollution reveal knowledge gaps on potential harm caused by microplastics in drinking water, and dangers posed by other forms of water pollution. IWMI/WLE's reactions were featured in global media.
“This latest report only adds to the growing body of evidence that microplastics are a huge issue, both for our health and for the environment, and that this needs urgent addressing," said Javier Mateo-Sagasta, IWMI senior researcher .
Monsoon 2019 was a bit humdrum, at first. For some time, it seemed many parts of India wouldn't receive as much rainfall as they typically do. But a sudden change of gear — pouring cats and dogs in a short span — led to deluges and flash floods, even cloud bursts. These district-specific charts based on IWMI/WLE data show how this is happening.
A report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) demonstrates that the population of youth working as farmers is substantial and that farming often serves as an alternative to unemployment for many.