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Sand, a global sustainability challenge: UN report
By : Sustainability ..., May 8, 2019
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday released a report, Sand and Sustainability: Finding new solutions for environmental governance of global sand resources, that highlights a problem that has largely stayed under the radar: sand consumption globally has...Read more..
Subject Tags: biodiversity , fisheries sector , freshwater , Natural Resources , resource sustainability , sustainability , UNEP
IIT-M sets up India’s 1st solar-powered desal plant
By : Sustainability ..., Mar 22, 2019
The technology behind desalination plants may appear simple extract seawater, remove salt, make freshwater but operating such plants is power intensive and can also pollute the environment...Read more..
Subject Tags: desalination , freshwater , solar energy capacity addition , solar panels , solar power , Technology Transfer
Half of people facing water scarcity live in India, China
By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 23, 2017
Half of the world's two-third population that live in areas that experience water scarcity at least one month a year are from India and China, a UN report said on Wednesday.... Read more..
Subject Tags: freshwater , water scarcity