Master plan of Water’s Edge to be unveiled soon

The UDA, Central Environment Authority and the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLR&DC), have been entrusted with the task of devising the master plan. Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development Dr. P. Ramanujam told The Sunday Times FT that a 6-member committee appointed by Urban Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to study and report on the 225-acre Water’s Edge property development by the state is now in the process of making their project proposal and the proposed master plan.

SOURCE: The Sunday Times – Master plan of Water’s Edge to be unveiled soon.

Farming ‘main cause of water shortage’ – Gulfnews:

“Water used for irrigation in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is the leading cause of an impending water shortage, according to World Bank reports.”

SOURCE: Gulfnews: Farming ‘main cause of water shortage’.

UN-HABITAT: World Urban Forum 4 – Theme: Harmonious Urbanization: The Challenge of Balanced Territorial Development

“World Urban Forum 4 will be held in Nanjing, China on 03 – 06 November 2008

The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies. It is projected that in the next fifty years, two-thirds of humanity will be living in towns and cities. A major challenge is to minimize burgeoning poverty in cities, improve the urban poor’s access to basic facilities such as shelter, clean water and sanitation and achieve environment-friendly, sustainable urban growth and development.”

SOURCE: UN-HABITAT.:. World Urban Forum | Theme: Harmonious Urbanization: The Challenge of Balanced Territorial Development.

China hopes for step-by-step progress of low carbon economy-Xinhua

Developing the Low Carbon Economy (LCE), a strategic option to cope with global warming, should follow a step-by-step pattern in accordance with a country’s situation, China’s Vice Environment Minister Zhou Jian said here Thursday.

Zhou made the remarks at a conference on environment protection here.

SOURCE: Xinhua – China hopes for step-by-step progress of low carbon economy

World Usability Day 13th November

World Usability Day and the Usability Professionals’ Association will launch the Global Transport Challenge on November 13th. It’s an easy way for you to understand how you use transportation everyday and the impact it has on our environment.

SOURCE: World Usability Day | Making Life Easy!.

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