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World Water Day: Wastewater or a valuable resource?

World Water Day: Wastewater or a valuable resource?

Today is World Water Day and the theme for this year is “Why Wastewater”? The announcement of World Water Day defines wastewater as “water from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials”. Note that this is defined broader than only the wastewater from household, commonly referred to as grey and black water.

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Tamkeen program paves the way for young Arab women leaders

Tamkeen program paves the way for young Arab women leaders

Today is the International Women’s Day and the theme for this year is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. It looksathow to accelerate the United Nations 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

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Eight unrecorded plant species discovered in UAE

Eight unrecorded plant species discovered in UAE

Dr. Mohammad Shahid, a geneticist at the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), has uncovered and documented eight plant species previously unknown to exist in the UAE.

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Giving more opportunities for women in science

Giving more opportunities for women in science

In order to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in science, and to achieve their full and equal access to and participation in science, the United Nations declared 11 February of each year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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FAO hosts discussions on global agro-diversification action plan

FAO hosts discussions on global agro-diversification action plan

Directors General of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), a nine-strong grouping focused on increasing food security by supporting smallholder agriculture and rural enterprise around the world, gathered recently at an annual meeting at the FAO HQ in Rome, Italy, to discuss joint initiatives on agro-diversification for 2017.

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