A filtering system to purify water exclusively with solar energy has earned social entrepreneur Anna Luisa Beserra, 21, from Bahia, the Champions of the Earth Award, of the United Nations (UN) Environment. It is the first time a Brazilian national wins the accolade.
The amount of water lost in Brazil’s supply systems has been on the rise and now adds up to over 6.5 billion cubic meters a year, according to a study released Wednesday (Jun 5), the World Environment Day, by the Trata Brasil Institute and consultant GO Associados.
A document dubbed Brasília Declaration, with the conclusions and commitments made by Congress members from over a hundred countries attending the 8th World Water Forum, in Brasília, will be read out loud towards the end of the day on Tuesday (Mar.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) is launching its 2018 United Nations World Water Development Report during the opening ceremony of the 8th World Water Forum on Monday (Mar. 19), in Brasília.