International Water Summit Synopsis Published by OOSKAnews
18 Mar 2013 - 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, WARRENTON, VA, UNITED STATES/ABU DHABI — OOSKAnews is today publishing the official Synopsis for the inaugural International Water Summit (IWS), which was held in Abu Dhabi on January 15-17th.
The Summit gathered leading minds from the global water community in policy, business and science to accelerate the development of sustainable water solutions for arid regions.
His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, convened the International Water Summit as part of a sustainability vision aimed at "ensuring the prosperity and welfare of mankind,” not only in the United Arab Emirates, but across the world, stating that “water is more important than oil for the UAE.”
The Synopsis paper, produced by OOSKAnews on behalf of the Summit, reports on, and explores, the themes of the event, in particular solutions for arid regions and the growing potential for major efficiency gains in the water-energy nexus.
It highlights new approaches to more energy-efficient desalination and reducing the volume of water lost in networks, and addresses issues including water pricing, education and the needs of rural communities.
David Duncan, CEO of OOSKAnews, said "We are pleased to have participated in the inaugural International Water Summit as publishing partner. It was an excellent event."
The second International Water Summit will be held from January 20-22, 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.
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UNITED STATES, WARRENTON, VA December 10, 2012 — The inaugural International Water Summit (IWS) has partnered with OOSKAnews, Inc., as the official publisher for the event to be held in Abu Dhabi in January 2013.
In January 2012, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, launched the International Water Summit as part of a sustainability vision aimed at "ensuring the prosperity and welfare of mankind,” not only in the United Arab Emirates, but across the world, stating that “water is more important than oil for the UAE.”
The Summit will gather the leading minds from the global water community in policy, business and science to accelerate the development of sustainable water solutions for arid regions. The event will feature global leaders from governments, municipalities, utilities, contractors, consultants and senior decision makers from the public and private water sectors in the Middle East and internationally.
OOSKAnews will produce the official summit guide/exhibition catalog, summit daily newspaper and a post-summit synopsis report.
"This partnership is an appropriate alignment of the premium intellectual content available live at International Water Summit and OOSKAnews’ skills in provision of international water news, insight and intelligence", said Peter McConnell, Director of the International Water Summit.
David Duncan, Publisher and CEO of OOSKAnews, said "We welcome the opportunity to partner with this exciting and prestigious new event as it makes its debut on the global water scene".
The International Water Summit (15th to 17th January, 2013) will be co-located with the World Future Energy Summit at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).
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UNITED STATES, WARRENTON, VA — September 21, 2012 - OOSKAnews and WWF have announced that leading water information provider OOSKAnews will provide a water risk news service for users of WWF’s Water Risk Filter (www.waterriskfilter.org).
The Water Risk Filter is a global online tool launched in March by WWF International and German development finance institution DEG to enable companies and investors to address their water-related risks.
WWF is one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters worldwide.
“OOSKAnews is very pleased to add news data related to physical, regulatory and reputational water risk to the excellent Water Risk Filter tool,” said David Duncan, founder and CEO of OOSKAnews. “We are impressed that the WWF tool proactively engages multiple companies, and multiple facilities to assess and manage their water risk exposure. It’s global in reach, so it’s a great fit for us.”
The tool deploys an online questionnaire that helps companies to identify water risk in supply chains and investment portfolios, and also provides practical steps to mitigate risk, drawing on data sheets for every country.
"Investors and corporations assessing water risk need qualitative, narrative data and context to understand issues and challenges"
“The Water Risk Filter helps users understand their specific risks. But investors and corporations assessing water risk need qualitative, narrative data and context to understand issues and challenges. That’s where OOSKAnews comes in,” said Stuart Orr, WWF International Freshwater Manager.
The collaboration between OOSKAnews and WWF includes:
-Current water risk-related news stories made available by OOSKAnews at no cost to Water Risk Filter users following front-page headlines at www.waterriskfilter.org
-Provision of the full OOSKAnews portfolio of current, water-related news and intelligence to all members of WWF’s Freshwater team
-Links out from parts of OOSKAnews’ water knowledge base to relevant WWF Water Risk Filter data
OOSKAnews (www.ooskanews.com), established 2006, is a privately-owned, independent specialist in information services related to water and associated subjects. The company is the world leader in international water, and water-related news and intelligence. OOSKAnews deploys about 170 contributing writers in more than 60 countries. Customers include senior decision-makers in global water, and water-related sectors including government agencies, the water industry, NGO’s, international institutions, the scientific community, corporations and financial institutions.
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden - September 5, 2012 - The US Water Partnership (USWP) and OOSKAnews, Inc. have announced that leading water information provider OOSKAnews will join USWP as a member, providing select news content on topics of interest to the global water community. The announcement was made in Stockholm, Sweden during World Water Week.
“OOSKAnews is proud to join the USWP – an innovative effort to bring US expertise and leadership to water issues around the world,” said David Duncan, founder and CEO of OOSKAnews. “The partnership offers a great opportunity for us to partner with best in class organizations and make a positive impact on solving water challenges around the world.”
A joint effort of both public and private sectors in the US, the US Water Partnership is supported by leading government agencies, academic organizations, water coalitions, NGOs and the private sector. The partnership was first announced on March 22, 2012 by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In June 2012, US Water Partnership members announced over $500 million USD in commitments to address key water challenges around the world.
In support of a water secure world, the USWP provides access to knowledge, technical assistance and training and partnership development services. The Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF) is serving as the USWP’s secretariat.
The collaboration between the OOSKAnews and the USWP will include:
- Provision of donated weekly content from OOSKAnews for the public and USWP members;
· Creation of content and reports of importance to the global water community, to include special OOSKAnews reporting on issues in strategic river basins around the world;
· Creation of a “road map” of US government and other relevant water data available to inform water-risk and water-opportunity decision making; and,
· Co-creation of a news database archive of more than 24,000 news stories on water, and water-related news.
“OOSKAnews is a leader in reporting on water news from around the world,” said Monica Ellis, CEO of GETF. “The USWP and its members will benefit greatly from their content and the products that we jointly produce.”
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