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25 May 2020 - 10:07 - CAMPECHE - Local Press Report
Lack of rainfall in southeastern Mexico has depleted at least half of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve’s bodies of water, seriously affecting the region’s indigenous communities and wildlife.
25 May 2020 - 10:00 - Oxford - Local Press Report
Ethiopia’s Awash River Basin will be hotter, drier and more water stressed.
25 May 2020 - 10:03 - PHNOM PENH - Local Press Report
The European Investment Bank secured a EUR 12.7 million grant from the European Union for the construction of the Bakheng Water Treatment Plant and 500km of water distribution network in the Cambod
25 May 2020 - 10:05 - TORONTO - Local Press Report
The new Canada Water Agency—a mandated commitment of the federal government—will provide much-needed solutions to the emerging water crisis, according to Tom Axworthy, chair of a national water pol
25 May 2020 - 10:01 - Dübendorf - Local Press Report
As many as 220 million people around the world may be at risk of drinking arsenic-contaminated groundwater, a new study finds.
25 May 2020 - 10:03 - Canberra - Local Press Report
Mining companies could more accurately pinpoint reserves of valuable minerals using a new water-tasting approach developed by the national science agency, CSIRO, in research supported by the Minera
25 May 2020 - 10:06 - BRUSSELS - Local Press Report
Farmers have been warning it would happen for some time, now the water shortage in all of Flanders has reached the back gardens of Overijse, Tervuren and 12 other communes in Flemish Brabant surrou
25 May 2020 - 10:02 - TOKYO - Local Press Report
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo.
25 May 2020 - 09:57 - HARRISBURG PA - Local Press Report
Under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, watershed states are required to develop implementation plans to reach water-pollution reduction goals by 2025, and the EPA is required to take enforceme
25 May 2020 - 09:55 - LONDON - Local Press Report
Businesses have been warned to flush out the water supply in their building before they reopen as potentially deadly Legionella bacteria may have built up in water systems during the coronavirus lo
25 May 2020 - 09:57 - Ulaanbaatar - Local Press Report
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Mongolia today signed $40 million in loans and a $2 million Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) grant to support the modernization of gove
25 May 2020 - 09:56 - ATLANTA GA - Local Press Report
The coronavirus pandemic has only increased the urgency of Matt Damon and social entrepreneur Gary White, who spoke with CNN political commentator Van Jones.
25 May 2020 - 09:59 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Aquaculture production increased by a single percentage point in China in 2019, a striking number compared to growth levels it posted in previous years, and clear evidence of the impact of the gove
20 May 2020 - 07:03 - Detroit MI - Local Press Report
A Grosse Pointe, Michigan priest recently took social distancing to a creative new level when he used a toy squirt gun to shoot holy water on parishioners’ Easter food and flowers outside St. Ambrose Church. The Rev. Tim Pelc was geared up in a mask, face shield and rubber gloves as a precaution against the coronavirus as he greeted each car full of people as they stopped by the steps of the Roman Catholic parish on the day before Easter for the traditional blessing.
20 May 2020 - 07:39 - Kolkata, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Super-cyclone “Amphan”, the Bay of Bengal’s strongest storm since 1999, has forced mass evacuations this week in North East India and Bangladesh, with torrential rain, high winds and forecasts of a deadly storm surge.
Amphan, which made landfall on the afternoon of May 20, was described the previous day by the World Meteorogical Organisation (WMO) as a Super Cyclonic Storm, “the equivalent of a strong Category 4/weak Category 5 on the Saffir Simpson scale which would make landfall as an Extremely severe cyclonic storm (strong Category 3 equivalent), bringing dangerous winds, storm surge and flooding to coastal areas of West Bengal in India and Bangladesh”.
20 May 2020 - 03:22 - Edinburgh, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Please note that after today's (20 May) Edition of the subscription-based OOSKAnews International Water Weekly, the next edition will not be published until Wednesday 3 May (recognising next week's US Memorial Day holiday). The OOSKAnews website will continue to be updated in the meantime, and the free monthly The Water Diplomat will be produced to our usual schedule next week.
Very best wishes to you and yours, and stay well!
The OOSKAnews Team
19 May 2020 - 14:52 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The European Commission is set to present new, ambitious measures to address biodiversity challenges and promote a circular economy approach according to a draft document published 7 May by NGO Arc2020 in advance of the Strategy’s anticipated launch later this month.
The full draft (LINKED), with title “COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS - A new Circular Economy Action Plan - EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 - For a cleaner and more competitive Europe Bringing nature back into our lives” describes a number of water-related actions and approaches to biodiversity challenges:
Some Water-related Excerpts:
19 May 2020 - 11:03 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Three further video episodes of the “Blue Peace Voices” series were released last week.
Background:Ilmas Futehally, Executive Director of Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), introduces this programme [SEE LINKS IN ARTICLE BELOW] of filmed “Blue Peace Voices”, in a series launched by the Mumbai-headquartered think-tank earlier this month. Describing the rationale for this initiative, Futehally says: “As we stay at home, trying to flatten the Corona-curve, we thought it would be constructive to start a dialogue on long-term perspectives on water…We reached out to a number of people, and got a tremendous response”!
Episodes Four, Five and Six are linked below:
19 May 2020 - 11:31 - Mexico CITY - Local Press Report
The Mining, Metallurgical, Siderurgical and Similar Workers Union of the Mexican Republic, known as Los Mineros, has accused Minera Adularia Exploración, a mining company linked to New York-based The Electrum Group of polluting the Neutla community freshwater supply.
19 May 2020 - 11:44 - Abuja - Local Press Report
NGO Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) launched an international campaign 14 May aimed at expanding access to water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to ensure that water and sanitation systems are available, mobilizing funds to support countries in need and deliver accurate and credible information.