18 Nov 2021 Glasgow, Scotland

Video Interview: Sulton Rahimzoda

COP26 - Special Envoy Of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the High-Level Panel on Water and Climate Talks to "The Water Diplomat' / OOSKAnews.

31 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

Report And Video: Water Security Under Climate Change

High-level Forum, Glasgow, pre-COP26 (recorded footage is linked): On the eve of COP26, Ministers, heads of international organisations, leading figures from public and private sec...

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Water and Climate Change

21 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

A Voice For Water At COP26

The Water Pavilion in the Blue Zone at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, aims to raise the profile of water, challenges and solutions, putting water at the very centre of climate solutio...

15 Nov 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

COP26: Glasgow Declaration For Fair Water Footprints Launches

The declaration calls for collaborative action to transform how the global economy interacts with the water environment and the resilience of local communities. It is considered an...

5 Nov 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

Report and Video: Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Impact - Youth Action In The Water And Climate Nexus

"Youth in Action for Water Solutions". View the session online: Leading can come in various forms as the path towards a sustainable future is not one but several paths towards t...

2 Nov 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

Report And Video: Experts Engage On Water Solutions For Our Changing Climate

In the search for water solutions as our planet's climate changes, the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) together with the University of Strathclyde, the University ...

2 Nov 2021 INCHEON, South Korea

GCF Board Accelerates Climate Finance

Record-breaking 13 new projects for mitigation and adaptation, $1.2 Billion USD allocated at most recent Board meeting

7 Nov 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

Water And Climate Coalition Launches In Glasgow

The governments of Tajikistan and Hungary are spearheading a new water and climate coalition, announced at COP26, to create an integrated monitoring framework on water and climate ...

19 Oct 2021 CORVALLIS OR, United States

John H Matthews

How far water has moved in the climate agenda, and what is different in Glasgow from past climate conferences? We hear from John Matthews, Executive Director of the Alliance for...

2 Nov 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States

Three US Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Climate Change Impacts

Effects of climate change will increase competition for water resources, causing food scarcity and heightening social tensions around the world within 20 to 30 years.

4 Nov 2021 DUNDEE, United Kingdom

From Scotland - Climate Change and Water: The Missing Agenda At This Climate Conference

Climate Change and Water: The Missing Agenda at COP26. UNESCO Centres gather. Link to Video and Full Agenda are below.

18 Nov 2021 Glasgow, Scotland

Video Interview: Sulton Rahimzoda

COP26 - Special Envoy Of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the High-Level Panel on Water and Climate Talks to "The Water Diplomat' / OOSKAnews.

31 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

Report And Video: Water Security Under Climate Change

High-level Forum, Glasgow, pre-COP26 (recorded footage is linked): On the eve of COP26, Ministers, heads of international organisations, leading figures from public and private sec...

21 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

COP26: Water Security And Climate Change

As the Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, commences, Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada assess the issues of water security, complexity of management of climate...

Water Risk and Responsibility

2 Nov 2021 Washington DC, United States

United States: Intelligence Advisory Issued Following Ongoing Cyber Attacks On Nation's Water Infrastructure

Advisory discloses three previously unreported ransomware attacks which hit facilities in Nevada, Maine, and California earlier this year.

15 Nov 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

New Climate Risk Assessment Tool For Mortgage Lenders Released

Thirty-four million UK residential and commercial addresses assessed for climate risk exposure: mortgage lenders and borrowers at risk of sharply increasing insurance costs before ...

16 Apr 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland

WWF Chart

New guides from WWF and H and M Group offer a practical guide to understand the strategic importance of water in corporate value chains to create meaningful targets and goals that ...

25 Oct 2021 BEIJING, China

Record Rainfall In China Caused Chaos In Coal Markets

Authorities curtailed energy usage at factories and ports while ramping up efforts at additional coal production.

7 Apr 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom

ICT Supply Chain Faces High Flooding Risk

Key river basins that are particularly vulnerable include Taihu, Dong and Zhu in China; Danube and Rhine in Europe; Colorado and Upper Mississippi in the United States.

1 Nov 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom

How Dry Summer Hit COP26 Host Country

Reduced rainfall and higher temperatures have increased water use in Scotland for crop irrigation, exacerbating water shortages

11 May 2021 Palo Alto

Tesla's Mysterious Acquisition Could Cut Water Consumption In Battery Production

Electric vehicle battery production is a thirsty business, and Tesla claims to have found a way to address this. Patent applications provide clues as to how. Added mystery surround...

10 Apr 2021 SHOPIAN

Kashmir Farmers Suffer As Rivers Illegally Mined

Irrigation canals and water channels in the apple-rich belts of Shopian are running dry due to continuing illegal mining of rivers.

16 Mar 2021 TAIPEI, China

Central Processing Unit

Taiwan government orders reduction of water consumption in face of worst drought in 56 years. Microchip manufacturing sector hard hit.

12 Mar 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom

CDP Report

The financial impact of water risk could amount to $301 Billion USD versus $55 Billion USD to address those risks, according to a new report.

6 Mar 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom

The Corporate Cost Of Inaction Against Water Risk

The financial impact of water risk could amount to $301 Billion USD versus $55 Billion USD to address those risks, according to the 2020 Global Water Report issued 3 March by the C...

Water Policy and Human Rights

15 Nov 2021 BAGHDAD, Iraq

Iraq: Children, Young People At Highest Risk From Water Scarcity

Health, education, and exposure to deadly disease contribute to increased mental health issues. UNICEF calls for urgent investment in water aid, sanitation and hygiene systems, and...

27 May 2021 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Clean water being used to wash hands

Four principles focus on specific action points in water security, management and access as well as transboundary issues. Provide a general framework for expansion of bank's role. ...

20 Jun 2021 Montreal, Canada

Girls in Madagascar making an artisanal water filter

"Global Youth Take Action" seeks a second cohort of projects to give youth groups the chance to implement grassroots water initiatives. Anexample from 2020 in Madagascar illustrate...

3 Nov 2021 MOGADISHU, Somalia

Somalia Launches National Water Resources Strategy

Wide consultation to develop new plan based on IWRM principles and to introduce water governance and climate resilience processes

29 Oct 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland

Midterm Review Of Water Decade Aims For Watershed Moment

UN-Water Members, Partners, and observers meet to outline topics and themes for 2023 UN Water Conference. Co-hosts urge inclusion of indigenous peoples and youth.

12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States

Antony Blinken

In a reversal of Trump-era policy, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has announced the intention of the Biden administration to “reengage immediately and robustly” with the coun...

12 Mar 2021 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

South Africa map

A report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on extensive, multiyear wastewater and sewage pollution of the Vaal River system identifies multiple serious failures ...

1 Apr 2021 VATICAN CITY, Italy

Pope Francis World Water Day

Pope addresses the value of water on World Water Day 2021 and stresses food security and water quality are inextricably linked. Pleads for an end to wastage.

16 Mar 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland

Women in Water Diplomacy: Middle East and North Africa - New Report

Issues of women’s participation and gender equalityin governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention.

28 May 2021 Washington D.C., United States

Jeff Merkley outside the Capitol building

Bill, prompted by pandemic,would grant water and electric utilities, broadband providers $10 Million USD each in low-interest loans in exchange for a moratorium on shutoffs. Includ...

OOSKAnews Voices

12 May 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

SDGs: Leadership And Sustainable Policies Required

Even developed countries will find it difficult to meet their Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Guest article by Professor Asit Biswas and Professor Cecilia Tortajada.

20 Mar 2021 VANCOUVER, Canada

Alexis Morgan, WWF

On World Water Day 2021, Alexis Morgan discusses our framing of, and language around the value of water.

9 Mar 2021 DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania

Kikwete

Guest Article - His Excellency President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, fourth President of the Republic of Tanzania, writes as Chair of Global Water Partnership's Southern Africa - Africa...

24 Aug 2020 Stockholm, Sweden

OOSKAnews Voices - Stress Testing The Resilience Of Cities: The COVID-19 Shock And The Vital Role of Water

OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Dr. Fred Boltz discusses the resi...

Infrastructure and Investment

16 Nov 2021 THUWAL, Saudi Arabia

Low-cost, Nature-based Solar Desal System

Compressed, pulverized coal and cotton are combined and heated to produce water in a new low-cost, readily-available, nature-based solution to meet water shortages.

29 Sep 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States

US Funding To Yemen In Midst Of Growing Tensions Over Water, Electricity Shortages

Support aims to help Yemen nationals have access to clean water, food, health, sanitation and education.

5 Jun 2021 KHARTOUM, Sudan

Sudan Secures $500 Million USD For Irrigation, Water

Funding for new water infrastructure projects andsupport for government transition and modernisation

15 Nov 2021 Islamabad, Pakistan

UK Funds Pakistan Water Governance Programme

New funding for governance and tackling climate change

4 Jul 2021 ABUJA, Nigeria

Nigerians access water at a public water point

World Bank credit line will provide upgraded WASH services to schools and health care facilities and help eradicate open defecation across 500 communities.

28 May 2021 Taganrog, Russia

Map showing location of Taganrog

Russia’s major crimes investigative body islooking into the incident. Although accidents are common, the scale of casualties in this case has raised concerns about possible safety ...

10 Nov 2021 NAIROBI, Kenya

Solar Desal For Rural Kenya

Finnish company's technology to address brackish coastal water in Kitui County

2 Nov 2021 Niamey, Niger

World Bank Support For Niger Water Services

Improved access to drinking water and sanitation services, small-scale irrigation and programs for sustainable water usage to be funded

7 May 2021 Istanbul

Satellite view of Istanbul

Turkey's president Erdogan appears determined to press ahead with his Istanbul canal megaproject, despite a lack of financial support from Turkish banks and threats to ecosystems a...

5 May 2021 Islamabad, Pakistan

Signing ceremony for Kohala Hydropower Project

The investment of $2.4 Biillion USD in the 1124 MW Kohala will be China's largest in Pakistan and is the second of six planned hydroelectric projects on the Jhelum river.

22 Apr 2021 CHANDIGARH, India

World Bank And Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Support Punjab Drinking Water

Tube wells will be replaced with treated surface water, offeringcontinuous supply of potable water to growing cities of Amritsar and Ludhiana.

21 Nov 2021 URBANA IL, United States

In A Galaxy Far, Far Away....

Molecular forms of carbon monoxide and water are critical to life as we know it.A new discovery may yield information on structural formation and evolution of the Universe as we kn...

Watch / Listen

29 Apr 2021 video

Henk Ovink

Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands discusses his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperati...

5 May 2021 video

Andrew Tyler, Stirling University

Professor Andrew Tyler is a man with a water mission. As newly appointed academic Chair, part of the Scotland Hydro Nation initiative, Andrew will bring together distinct water com...

26 Mar 2021 video

aquaNOW Audience

On World Water Day 2021 (22 March), OOSKAnews hosted a live-streamed aquaNOW Audience panel show: "Exploring the Non-Market Value of Water to Society". Our occasion was part of Sco...

12 Mar 2021 video

aquaNOW Audience

OOSKAnews hosted a livestreamed "aquaNOW Audiences" panel show on Thursday 11 March, 2021 with the theme "Blue Thinking for a Green Economic Recovery". aquaNOW Audiences are pa...

12 Mar 2021 video

Alexis Morgan

David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews talks to Alexis Morgan, Global Water Stewardship Lead, WWF about "Rising to Resilience: How Water Stewardship Can Help Business Build Climate Res...

Transnational Issues

21 Nov 2021 DAMASCUA, Syria

Turkey Blocks Khabur River: Millions Affected

Climate change-linked extreme drought, continued armed conflict in the region, and up-stream blockage aggravate water shortages in rural Syria.

1 Oct 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland

Ministers

A new permanent mechanism to be established for cooperative management of the aquifer system, including both a legal and an institutional framework for cooperation.

6 Sep 2021 Almaty, Kazakhstan

Satellite images of Aral Sea side-by-side showing water depletion between1989 and2014

The water resources available to the 5 republics of Central Asia are below the stress threshold of 1,700 m3 per person per year and risk falling further towards scarcity by 2050 if...

10 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran

Azerbaijan, Iran Transboundary Water Management Success Story

Recognition that fifty year-old transboundary water operation has largely served the socio-economic interests of both countries. Next stagesfor water and energy cooperation

4 Oct 2021 BRUSSELS, Belgium

EU Policies Unable To Reduce Agricultural Water Use

Mismatch of policy and practice has led to uncertainty about sustainability of water use in EU agriculture.

22 Oct 2021 TOKYO, Japan

Fukushima: Radioactive Water Release To Commence In Early 2023

New Prime Minister will implement plan to begin release of contaminated water into ocean; IAEA supports plan; local fishing industry and neighboring countries unconvinced.

7 Apr 2021 NEW DELHI, India

Dam on Chenab River

India maintains its position that construction activities on the Chenab River are treaty-compliant. Pakistan requests information share re planned projects.

23 Apr 2021 VIENTIANE, Laos

Mekong River: Chinese Dam Releases Threaten Downstream Ecosystems, Livelihoods

Unexpected changes in river levels and the clarity of the water have raised concerns about nesting fish and birds. Pattern of "unnatural" fluctuation observed.

30 Apr 2021 KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo

Rhetoric Escalates As GERD Talks Fail To Make Progress

Ethiopia has called for a meeting of the African Union as tripartite talks fail again,plans to recommence reservoir filling in July's rainy season. Egypt and Sudan have insisted up...

7 Apr 2021 TEL AVIV, Israel

Jordan River

Water Sharing Arrangement Sates Back To 1994 Peace Treaty. Jordan Drought Continues. Natanyahu's Fractious Relationship With King Abdullah.

4 Mar 2021 ARUSHA, Tanzania

Transboundary Cooperation In The Lake Victoria Basin

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has urged the Council of Ministers of its parent organisation the East African Community (EAC) to push forward on transboundary harmoni...

4 Mar 2021 KYIV

Ukrainian Crimea Sovereignty Must Precede Renewal Of Water Supply

Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov believes that Ukraine must not supply water to the temporarily occupied Crimea until the country restores its sovereignty over ...

Environment and Ecosystems

12 Nov 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom

COP26: Declaration On Forests And Land Use

Donor countries have pledged to provide $12 Billion USD (£8.75 billion) of public climate finance from 2021 to 2025 to a new Global Forest Finance Pledge.

28 Sep 2021 COPENHAGEN, Denmark

Europe's Water Management Challenges

European Environment Agency report describes risk of water bodies not achieving environmental objectives.

2 Jul 2021 New York, United States

Before and after image of grassland restoration in Tanzania

UNEP's decade of ecosystem restoration is underway with a rallying cry to replant and protect forests, clean up rivers and seas and implement sweeping reformations of agriculture. ...

9 Nov 2021 Washington DC, United States

Up to 42,000 Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Could Be Polluting US Water

New report quantifies toxic "forever chemicals" in US water as USEPA strengthens testing requirements.

29 Oct 2021 SYDNEY, Australia

NSW Government Faces Legal Action Over Murray-Darling Water Plan

Precedent-setting legal action as NGO takes government to court over sharing plan. Too little water is allocatedfor the environment and downstream communities

26 Oct 2021 PASADENA CA, United States

Melting Arctic May Release Nuclear Waste And Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

New examination of existing research suggests deadly and immediate risk to atmosphere from melting permafrost

1 Jun 2021 Nuuk, Greenland

High Levels Of Mercury Contamination Found In Greenland Glacier Meltwater

New research of Greenland glaciers reveals alarmingly high concentrations of mercury.Implications for the country'sseafood export industry. Concentrations similar to rivers in Indi...

11 May 2021 EDINBURGH, Scotland

Forever Chemicals In Firefighting Foam Are Causing a Forever Problem

Special Report: American authorities are battling to identify and address PFAS contamination of water from civilian and military sites around the world caused by legacy and current...

1 Apr 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States

WWDR 2021

UN report emphasises the need to broaden the notion of the value of water beyond monetary concepts of price and cost. Supply and sanitation services, the economy, the environment, ...

19 Apr 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States

US Supreme Court Decision On Prolonged Interstate Water Dispute

The US State of Georgia's river water use has been held not responsible for reduction in oyster bed volumes; Florida held responsible for inadequate protection of species.

26 May 2021 Brussels, Belgium

The ZERO BRINE pilot operating at the Boleslaw Smialy Coal Mine in Laziska Gorne

Four-year $12.2 Million USD Innovation Action project aims to "close the loop"on saline wastewater by proving that extracting minerals from brine can eliminate disposal, slash poll...

18 Mar 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States

UN Adopts Environmental-Ecosystem Economic Accounting Approach

Wetlands and water filtration ecosystems to be incorporated into calculations that impact policy and decision-making.

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Water and Conflict

21 Oct 2021 SANAA, Yemen

Worsening Yemen Water Crisis: Long-term Water Development Projects Halt

While local and international humanitarian groups have been working to improve water availability in Yemen, without sufficient funding millions of Yemeni lives remain at risk witho...

25 Oct 2021 SYDNEY, Australia

Ecological Threat Report: 1.26 Billion Risk Conflict And Displacement

New reportconfirms cyclical relationship between ecological degradation and conflict, examining 3 ecological "hotspots"

21 Sep 2021 Geneva, Switzerland

Pillars That Connect Water Diplomacy’s Roof To Foundations

Three "pillars" to successful water diplomacy.

30 Nov 2021 Tehran, Iran

Multiple Arrests Follow Violent Iran Water Protests

The 27 November protest in the central-Iran city (pop 2 million) was the biggest since the outbreak commenced 9 November.

21 Sep 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States

Security Council Urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan To Resume GERD Talks

UN Security Council stresses need for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to continue talks with African Union in order to agree water sharing of Nile River.

29 Sep 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States

Guterres Warns Of Conflict Caused By Water Crisis

Secretary-General warns UN Security Council of the possibility of increasing climate-related conflict

21 Sep 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom

Another Record Year For Attacks On Environmental Rights Defenders

Activists who strive to protect and promote human rights relating to the environment including land, water and airremain highly vulnerable across the world, facing increasing attac...

23 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran

Karun dam pictured from the air

Iran's worst drought in five decades has devastated agriculture and livestock farming and led to power blackouts across the country. Authorities claim the situation is the result o...

25 May 2021 Tel Aviv, Israel

Children in Gaza collect water from truck

Aid agencies ramp up water aid to Gaza following ceasefire. Substantial damage to critical infrastructure leaves hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. Rush to r...

25 Oct 2021 PEMBA, Mozambique

Cabo Delgado: Water Shortage Adds Stress To Conflict In Mozambique Province

Lack of access to safe water, worsened by massive population displacements, has led to an increase in cases of cholera and diarrhoea.

26 May 2021 MOGADISHU, Somalia

Somalia In 2021: Conflict, Climate Change, Human Displacement

Drought-like weather patterns, locust infestation and continued armed conflict challenge Somalia in 2021. UN agency calls for renewed efforts to respond and prepare.

27 May 2021 New York, United States

Girl in Syria carries jerry cans

UNICEF publishes the third in its series of reports on the devastating impacts on children caused when water and sanitation infrastructure is compromised during conflict. Urges adh...

Water and Health

21 Sep 2021 WINNIPEG, Canada

Canadian First Nation Community Obtains Water Supply After 24 Years

Development ends community’s boil water advisory in place since 1997 and reduces reliance on bottled water.

21 Nov 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States

Valuing Your Toilet On World Water Day

On World Toilet Day 2021, the UN reflects on the value of a toilet and calls for significant investment across the entire "sanitation chain" in order to achieve SDG6 by 2030.

26 Oct 2021 BAGHDAD, Iraq

Iraq Drought And Crop Reduction Consequences

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO),,the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) call for urgent fooda...

7 Jul 2021 New York, United States

Henrietta Fore

Agency Director Henrietta Fore highlights work done to supply 106 million with WASH services across 153 countries during pandemic response. Stresses importance of innovation in bid...

4 Oct 2021 CAMBRIDGE MA, United States

New Method For Removal Of Lead From Drinking Water

Feasibility of selectively removing lead from contaminated water while only partly removing sodium.

4 Nov 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria

Climate Change And Conflict: 5 Million Without Access To Safe Water In Syria

Continuing drought, water service disruptions, lack of electricity, upstream dams on the Euphrates and operational interruptions at Alouk station contribute to crisis

10 Apr 2021 ABUJA

Nigeria Cholera Outbreak Reports: More Than 1,700 Cases

The suspected outbreak has remained persistent, occurring annually mostly during the rainy season and more often in areas with poor sanitation, overcrowding, lack of clean food and...

17 May 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States

Matt Damon

First tranche of $100 Million USD loan aims at increasing access to safe water and sanitation, especially for women and marginalised populations. WaterEquity Fund has secured $125 ...

20 May 2021 London, United Kingdom

Leaked UK Government Memo Describes "Savage" Cuts To International WASH Support

UK spending on water and sanitation aidcould be slashed.Charity WaterAid condemns plans with stark rebuke, claiming "the cost will be measured not just in pounds but in lives and l...

22 Apr 2021 Mogadishu

Displaced persons camp in Dinsoor Somalia 2017

Somalia teeters on the brink of another humanitarian disaster as the country continues to struggle with drought, devastating locusts and the effects of COVID-19. "If the rains d...

21 Apr 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States

United States: Thousands Of Lives Could Have Been Saved By Nationwide Suspension Of Water Cutoffs During COVID Crisis

A nationwide moratorium on water shut-offs during COVID crisis would have saved lives and prevented infections. Minorities disproportionately effected. Calls for Biden admini...

20 Apr 2021 BALTIMORE MD,United States

How Road Salts Contaminate Freshwater Resources, Threaten Human Health

Environmental risks associated with using salts on our roads is just as significant as other major issues such as acid rain and lead, and requires the same level of regulation from...

Special Report

11 May 2021 EDINBURGH, Scotland

Forever Chemicals In Firefighting Foam Are Causing a Forever Problem

Special Report: American authorities are battling to identify and address PFAS contamination of water from civilian and military sites around the world caused by legacy and current...

More Water News - From The World's Media

4 Oct 2021 BONN

How Fairtrade Farmers Cope With Climate Change?

Regional variations in climate will affect smallholders. No silver bullets to assist in survival.

26 Oct 2021 PARIS

New OECD Analysis Of Climate Finance

Climate finance provided and mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries looks likely to reach USD 100 billion in 2023,

21 Jul 2021 HYDERABAD

Hyderabad Rain: Floodgates Opened At Himayatsagar Reservoir

Reservoir levels are being closely watched; residents along Musi River being relocated.

17 Oct 2021 CAIRO

Egypt To Chair AMCOW From 2023

Outgoing African Ministers’ Council on Waterpresident called for activating the council’s role in achieving cooperation among African countries in the field of shared water managem...

4 Oct 2021 ANKARA

Climate Change And Mismanagement: Turkey's Water Woes

Drinking water supplies in major cities and tourist areas threatened by toxic combination of climate change and water management policies.

4 Oct 2021 NEW DELHI

New India Rice Variety To Improve Water Efficiency

New varieties reduce water and pesticide requirements

1 Jun 2021 LAHORE

Call For Equitable Water Sharing Among Pakistan Provinces

There has been a shortage of water this year and this shortage has to be shared equally by all the provinces of Pakistan, according to Punjab Minister for Agriculture Hussain Jahan...

28 Sep 2021 St Helena CA

Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: California Wine Country

Desperation has pushed some growers to spray sunscreen on grapes, to try to prevent roasting, while others are irrigating with treated wastewater from toilets and sinks because res...

22 Jul 2021 THERAN

Iran Internet Service Disruption Follows Water Riots

Public's ability to express political discontent curtailed.Regional shutdowns apparently to control protests

1 Jun 2021 ISTANBUL

Treated Wastewater Boost For Turkey's Lake Meke

Authorities plan to increase the amount of underground water supplying Lake Meke.

28 Sep 2021 WASHINGTON DC

Angola Signs MoU With US Company For Water Supply Initiative

Major new investment to create power grid and deliver water.

28 Sep 2021 SANTIAGO

Chile Court Gives Copper Mine 90-day Water Pumping Reprieve

Final extension granted to BHP mining project

Local Press Reports

1 Jun 2021 TEHRAN

Iran Water Projects Worth $186 Million USD Inaugurated

Rural supply, wastewater treatment and tunnel transfer projects.

26 Oct 2021 WASHINGTON DC

Your City Under Water

Projection -ice sheets will melt, releasing an amount of water capable of covering land that 10 percent of the global population inhabits.

17 Oct 2021 GENEVA

The Science Of The Looming World Water Crisis

Extraordinary meeting to address "explosive" growth in demand for WMO services

4 Oct 2021 SACRAMENTO CA

California Will Consider Mandatory Water Restrictions In Event Of Dry Winter

State government is preparing for mandatory restrictions

4 Oct 2021 COPENHAGEN

The Future Of Vertical Farming

Vertical indoor farming: robots to seed, renewable LED lighting, pesticide free, less water usage

1 May 2021 DELHI

Delhi Takes Haryana State To Supreme Court Over Untreated Water

City of Delhi accuses government of India's Haryana State of sending untreated water when the city is in dire need of water for hospital usage in the surge of Covid, and for festiv...

4 Oct 2021 SYDNEY

Sydney Faces Water Shortage Within 20 Years

Increased desalination, stormwater recycling and ne efficiency measures recommended.

22 Jul 2021 ANKARA

Drought Caused By Climate Change Kills Thousands Of Baby Flamingos

Hatchings down by 50 Percent, most of these perished.

28 Sep 2021 FRANKFURT

Feasibility Study For Cameroon Drinking Water Project

Major new investment in drinking water commences with feasibility study.

1 May 2021 GENEVA

Aid Agencies Plead For Investment In Poverty And Hunger Alleviation, Climate Change Resilience

In an open letter to States and Leaders, the International Council of Voluntary Aid Agenciescites the widening gap between aid needed on an international scale and the limited reso...

28 Sep 2021 WASHINGTON DC

NASA Rover To Search For Water In Lunar Crater Next Year

Robot to explore Nobile crater for frozen water resources