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August 2017

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The first rule of a solar eclipse is, you don’t look directly at the sun with the naked eye. The second rule of a solar eclipse is, you don’t look directly at the sun with the naked eye. 
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Clean water is vital to life and one of our most precious resources, yet around 40% of the world’s population doesn’t have enough. At the same time, we are our own worst enemy as over 80% of wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem neither treated nor reused.
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With urban populations worldwide swelling, there’s an urgent need to calculate the sustainable performance of the buildings that we live and work in. But the variety and complexity of methods available can seem overwhelming. This is where ISO 21930:2017 comes into play. 
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Today’s knowledge economy requires diverse training and learning services beyond the formal, national education system. A new standard aims to not only help providers improve their service, but provide recognition and credibility on the international market.
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As worldwide research into weather patterns and natural disasters rises, so too does the use of meteorological balloons. Increasing global trade and demand for balloons that provide accurate data requires an international approach. A new ISO International Standard has just been published to take them...

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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page:  ISOfocus July/August 2017 - Making history

JULY-AUGUST 2017

Making history

From the birth of the first ISO standard in 1951 to our emblematic management systems standards and our latest adaptation for educational institutions, the issue takes a look back at ISO’s 70-year journey and some of the formative events that shaped its history.

 

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