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Hydrology/Water Resources

Ageing dams pose growing threat: UN

By 2050, most of humanity will live downstream of large dams built in the 20th century; Increasingly expensive to maintain, experts foresee a trend to decommissioning damsCredit: UNU-INWEH By 2050, most people on Earth will live…

A sea of rubbish: ocean floor landfills

The long journey of litter to seafloorCredit: JAMSTEC The Messina Strait, a submarine bridge separating the island of Sicily from the Italian Peninsula, is the area with the largest marine litter density worldwide -more than a…

Water and gender equality

Stanford researchers find installing piped water near homes promotes gender equality and improves well-being in rural ZambiaCredit: James Winter Water isn't just crucial for life, it's fundamental to increasing opportunities for women and…