Europe’s water cleaner, but challenges remain, finds EEA report

Europe’s waters are much cleaner than they were 25 years ago, says a new report from the EU’s European Environment Agency, however it notes that challenges still remain.

The State of the Environment report, released today, finds that agricultural nitrogen balances are declining, but are still high in some countries, particularly in lowland western Europe.

Avinoam Baruch sets sights on PhD


Earthwatch research intern Avinoam Baruch, 23, is to begin a fully funded PhD this month on citizen scientists and flood risk, at Loughborough University, UK. We spoke with him about how his work on FreshWater Watch inspired his interest in citizen science, and has helped inform his studies.

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Earthwatch lecture to explore ‘biggest risk’: Water

Water has been identified as the number one societal and economic risk for the next ten years, by the World Economic Forum.  A free Earthwatch lecture on Wednesday 18 February will bring together a panel of freshwater conservation experts to discuss how to meet this challenge,  and you’re invited to join us either at London’s prestigious Royal Geographical So

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Two Film Awards for the HSBC Water Programme

The HSBC Water Programme received two Global Sustainability Film Awards at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly.

  • Find out how you can take action to safeguard fresh water at the Earthwatch lecture.

First Earthwatch lecture of 2015 to explore freshwater in conservation, science and business

The first Earthwatch lecture for 2015 will investigate the global freshwater challenge from conservation, science and business standpoints, and help you find out how you can take action to resolve it.

Taking place on Wednesday 17 February at London's Royal Geographical Society, UK, this free public event will bring together industry and academics to share perspectives on freshwater issues.