Vast amounts of energy, agricultural nutrients, and water could be recovered from the 380 billion cubic meters of wastewater produced annually worldwide.
As the European Union seeks a durable solution to Mediterranean migration flows, countries of arrival could adopt an international protection regime supporting victims of crimes against humanity.
The deaths of 39 people in Essex are a great tragedy, but unfortunately these perilous situations are common for refugees and migrants making dangerous journeys to Europe.
How much sea level rise the world can expect by 2050 is quite well known. Everything after that depends on further emissions.
As healthcare providers increasingly rely on large datasets to deliver services, small data approaches could provide vital context for some cases and help people control their participation in the wider health data ecosystem.
To achieve education-related Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana will require more efficient resource allocation, not necessarily more money.
Although tracking income levels can help indicate economic trends over time, a wider lens is necessary to understand the sociopolitical environments in which poverty emerges and is reproduced.
In the increasingly popular quest of trying to make the technology world ethical, a new idea has emerged: just replace “ethics” with “human rights”. Since no one seems to know what “ethics” means, it is only natural that everyone is searching for a framework that is clearly defined, and all the better if it fits […]
To tackle the water quality data gap, extensive government water monitoring networks could shift to additionally gather project data through citizen-led monitoring activities.
If governments do not embrace unconventional water resources, achieving SDG 6 will be as difficult as getting water from a stone — and the consequences for water-scarce regions will be dire.
World Water Day 2018 is a reminder that global water security will not be achieved through business-as-usual approaches, and will depend on efforts to use and expand nature-based solutions.
The potential to achieve Sustainable Development Goal water targets will depend on a hybrid of technologies that improve water measurements and data underpinning indicators of progress.
For decades, China has successfully implemented afforestation programmes to counter desertification. But, while planting more trees will reduce erosion, it is also worsening China’s water crisis.
At the two-year mark of the Sustainable Development Goals, a new policy support system provides authoritative evidence to help governments set clear paths to achieving water-related targets.
A look at Kanazawa’s cityscape and richness of crafts that have developed in response to winter — snapshots of how climate and natural environment influence material culture and lifestyles.
The Sendai Framework, while falling short of expectations on many fronts, took some important steps towards integrating lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Experiences from Fukushima show that providing channels for public participation and dialogue is a crucial first step towards ensuring a sustainable recovery for communities impacted by complex disasters.
Knowing how key resilience is following a disaster, small-scale fishers of Japan’s Tohoku region offer support to Chile’s artisanal fishers impacted by a recent tsunami.
The Ministry of the Environment of Japan and UNU collaborate to produce a video documentary about the decontamination efforts in areas affected by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Documentary filmmaker Kaori Brand reflects on the experience of producing this 30-minute video on the recovery efforts of the fishing communities hit by the March 2011 tsunami.
The resilience demonstrated by communities in Japan’s Tohoku region may be one of the best modern-day lessons on what the rest of the world can do to prepare for disasters and the consequences of climate change.