Climate-smart water management is fundamental for sustainable development

In response to the urgent call for action on climate change, more than 110 countries have pledged carbon neutrality by 2050 and many more are working on improving their national climate targets ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 next year. And yet, climate change does not only compel us to jointly and urgently act, […]

SFA graduate student investigates effect of tree coverage on roof-harvested rainwater quality

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Research conducted by Stephen F. Austin State University environmental science graduate student Kimberly Gamez is adding to a growing body of work with the goal of alleviating the ever-increasing demand on one of Texas’ most precious natural resources — water. According to the Texas Water Development Board, Texas’ population is expected to increase […]

CONGO: EU allocates nearly €20m to fight floods and waste

The European Union (EU) has just validated a subsidy of 13 billion CFA francs (about 20 million euros) in favour of Congo Brazzaville. The funding granted via the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) is intended for the rehabilitation and extension of rainwater collection and management systems in this Central African country. The grant agreement between […]

Russian and American Scientists say warming water is pushing Bering Sea pollock into new territory

In a new study, scientists have linked warming Arctic temperatures, changing wind patterns and shifting currents to movement of commercially valuable Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea. The Bering Sea has seen the loss of a summer cold water barrier in recent years, which used to keep pollock from spreading out and moving north. But […]

8 ways to protect Pittsburgh’s streams and rivers by keeping storm drains clear

Pittsburgh’s streets have more than 25,000 storm drains, to catch stormwater and direct it into the sewer systems. Unfortunately, rainstorms often overwhelm the sewer system, and untreated sewage overflows into our streams and rivers. That rainwater carries anything on the street — from leaves, pet waste and motor oil to deicing salt, fertilizer or other […]