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UNESCO launches a pioneering tool to monitor water quality

focus_waterquality_portal_mekong_dpl2.jpg © IIWQ World Water Quality Portal, UNESCO / EOMAP 26 January 2018A new World Water Quality Portal, launched by UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP), provides information on freshwater quality at the global scale using remote sensing data. Water quality affects human health, as well as ecosystems, biodiversity, food production and economic growth. While improving water quality worldwide is essential to sustainable development, reliable data is scarce, especially in remote areas and developing countries where monitoring networks and capacity…

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