23 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran

Iran Water Crisis: Deaths Amid Violent Protests

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...

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Water and Climate Change

26 Jul 2021 Zhengzhou, China

China Floods: Death Toll Rises, Hundreds Of Thousands Flee

The severe rainstormshave now moved north impacting neighbouring cities and regions, with collapsed roads and damaged dams and reservoirs cutting off power leaving thousands trappe...

22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany

A swollen river

Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communicatio...

7 Jul 2021 Washington D.C, United States

Flyer advertising the event

A panel discussion hosted by the US Department of State examined how water intersects with climate change at a local and global level and what the sector can do to make water secur...

21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States

Map of western US showing level of drought in shades ranging from yellow to red

As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado...

4 Jun 2021 Washington D.C., United States

Colourful satellite image of evapotranspiration over east Africa Aug 13-20, 2018

Study uses new gravity observation method to monitor changes to global water cycle. Satellite data helps measure mass change of water from different oceans across the planet. NASA ...

25 Jul 2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Historic Argentina Drought Threatens Crop Exports, Electricity Supply

Cargo ships have been unable to transport goods due to the shallowness of the basin, which has also sparked concerns amongst local communities who rely on the Parana River for drin...

28 May 2021 Geneva, Switzerland

30 Million New Internally Displaced People In 2020 Due To Climate Change

Weather-related disaster triggered 3 times more displacements than conflict in 2020. The latest annual report by the IDMC focuses on climate change as a driver, and highlights need...

7 May 2021 Vienna

Lake Skadar National Park Montenegro

Energy security, severe pollution from mining operations, flooding and water shortages could all lead to increased tensions in "one of the planet's warming hotspots".

29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Henk Ovink

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

28 Apr 2021 Glasgow, United Kingdom

Boris Johnson Leaders Summit on Climate

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges more ambition in NDCs ahead of Glasgow conference. Event is widely anticipated by global water community. Greta Thunberg does not plan to atte...

5 May 2021 Delhi, India

Map of area

A second fatal glacier break in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand state occurred 60 km from the site of Nanda Devi burst that killed 80 just 11 weeks ago.

10 Apr 2021 NANJING

China: Flood Risk To New "Silk Road"

Global warming is greening the deserts of Xinjiang as rising temperatures lead to doubling of rainfall over half a century. Scientists warn infrastructure planning and quality stan...

Water Risk and Responsibility

26 May 2021 Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan Drought: Microchip Lead Times Soar As Curbs On Water Use Tighten

Global industries face escalating microchip supply chain bottlenecks as Taiwan continues to ration water in the face of the worst drought in 56 years. The island nation has had no ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Water Policy and Human Rights

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...

17 Apr 2021 ALOR SETAR, Malaysia

Malaysian States In Water Stand-off

Interstate squabbling escalates in competition for water resources. NGO coalition pleas for mediation and unity to protect forest from land clearing and logging.

30 Apr 2021 OTTOWA, Canada

Canadian Trade Union Urges Pension Investor To Withdraw From Brazilian Water Deal

Canada Pension Plan Investments comes under fire for its participation in privatisation of Brazilian public water utility. Trade union CUPE calls out "outrageous" use of "workers' ...

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


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

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

6 Jul 2021 SINGAPORE, Singapore

Drone flying

Drone surveillance of six reservoirs will help Singapore Water Agency track water quality through aquatic plant overgrowth and enable rapid response to illegal fishing and vessel o...

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 ...

3 Jul 2021 Johannesburg, South Africa

Billion Dollar Investment For Lesotho Water Project

$1 BillionUSD raised for Lesotho Highlands project will enable construction of dam cluster and 38km water transfer tunnel to supply South African cities. Phase 2 of 30-year, 5-phas...

26 Apr 2021 Washington DC, United States

Biden addresses joint sessions of Congress

The first 100 days of an American presidency set the tone for an administration as well as its priorities. Joseph Biden has linked his climate agenda to job creation at home and to...

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.

23 Apr 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States

Multimilion MCC Water Investment For Mongolia Capital

Clock starts on implementation of Mongolia Water Compact. Five-year construction schedule for advanced water purification plant, wastewater recycling and construction of additional...

20 Jul 2009 NAIROBI, Kenya

Chinese Firm Wins Tender for Boreholes in Kenyan Towns

A Chinese firm, Zhonghao Overseas Construction Engineering Company Ltd., has won a range of tenders for large-scale water supply and treatment works in Kenyan cities. The Beijin...


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

14 Jul 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland

The Drama Of Water In A Time Of Global Transformation

Experts convene to examine water cooperation and management solutions in Eurasia. Arctic freshwater resources; the importance of forests; youth engagement; water and peace.

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

16 Apr 2021 TOKYO, Japan

Water storage tanks at Fukushima nuclear plant

The Fukushima nuclear plant is running out of space to store radioactive water following its destruction in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Plans by owners TEPCOto begin dischargi...

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

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. ...

21 Jul 2021 London, United Kingdom

Water treatment works in Turnbridge Wells, England

Environment Agencyreport finds only five of England's nine water and sewage companies achieved the highest 4star rating, while none met all environment expectations. Worst performe...

25 Jul 2021 St Petersburg, Florida

Red Tide Returns To Florida’s Tampa Bay

The current crisis has led to over 600 tons of dead marine life since the end of June, with scientists now investigating the potential impact on dolphins in the area. Cause is d...

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...

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.

1 Apr 2021 STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Sandra Postel

Sandra Postel's work involves raising awareness of global water threats including how global warming disrupts the water cycle and how water use and management degrade freshwater ec...

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.


Biden To Review Trump Changes To Lead And Copper Rule

US administrationimplements 90-day delay inreview of the Revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in drinking water to allow consultation period.

8 Apr 2021 PASADENA CA, United States

Soil Moisture Is Key Factor In Carbon Uptake Variability From Land Ecosystems

Soil moisture causes changes to the temperature and humidity near the surface of plants which affects the photosynthesis process and in turn alters carbon absorption rates from lan...

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Water and Conflict

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...

21 May 2021 Damascus

Map of Rojava region of northeast Syria

Claims and counterclaims persist amid ongoing water cutoffs in Syria's conflict-torn Hasakah region. Between half and million and one million people are without water as aid agenci...

4 May 2021 BISKEK, Kyrgyzstan

Batken Province

Disputes over water pumping station surveillance equipment quickly escalated into armed skirmish; over 50 dead and 150 injured on 28 April. 1 May Ceasefire. Tensions continue.

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...

29 Apr 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States

Vietnam foreign minister Bui Thank Son chairs UN Security Council debate

UN Security Council seeks to reinforce existing international humanitarian law on the protection of critical infrastructure in conflict zones amid increases in intentional damage w...

22 Apr 2021 KYIV, Ukraine

Current Conflict, Historic Nuclear Blast: The Double Threats To Eastern Ukraine Water Supply

A million people lose fresh water supply as more infrastructuredamaged in conflict. Continuingrisk of radioactive contamination in flooded mine

17 Mar 2021 New YORK NY, United States

Antonio Guterres

Conflict reduces access to vital resources like water and electricity,and also drives hunger. UN Secretary General briefs Security Council.

10 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States

US Withdrawal Of Military Support To Saudis Offers Hope For Yemen

US President Joe Biden has announced that he is “ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales”, in a move intended to bri...

8 Feb 2021 WAGENIGEN, Netherlands

Ramsar Convention “Has Not Been Able To Keep Up With Growing (Wetlands) Threats"

From wetland rejuvenation along the Ganga to beach-cleaning in Senegal, the 50th World Wetlands Day saw several initiatives launched in recognition of the value to nature and human...

9 Feb 2021 TRIPOLI, Libya

Millions Of People At Risk Of Water Shortage, WASH Crisis In Libya

Four million Libyans face imminent water shortage if new solutions are not implemented to tackle declining water, sanitation and health (WASH) conditions in the conflict-torn count...

Water and Health

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...

7 Jun 2021 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

People filling jerry cans with water at MSF centre in Sake, DRC

Deadly eruption near Goma city in eastern DRC forcedresidents to walk long distances to access water at Lake Kivu. Bid to prevent spread of cholera.

26 May 2021 Delhi, India

COVID-19 In India: Scores Of Bodies Risk Contaminating Ganges

A shortage of firewood and rising funeral costs are forcing grieving families to abandon traditional Hindu cremations. Alarmed by the risk to water quality, the national government...

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...

12 Mar 2021 BRUSSELS, Belgium

EU flag

European Commission is pushing hard for nature-based solutions and cross-border cooperation.

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...

17 Mar 2021 MOGADISHU, Somalia

Floods, Locusts, Disease: Somalia's Humanitarian Crisis

Increasingly erratic and prolonged adverse weather patterns have contributed to Somalia's humanitarian crisis, exacerbated by conflict, disease and poor social protection.

21 Jan 2021 LUSAKA, Zambia

Gender Equity Benefits of Piped Domestic Water In Sub-Saharan Africa

Women and girls in rural sub-Saharn Africa can benefit from up to 32 hours more time per month with availability of piped water supplies closer to home.This extra time dramatically...

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

21 Jul 2021 HYDERABAD

Hyderabad Rain: Floodgates Opened At Himayatsagar Reservoir

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

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...

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.

22 Jul 2021 MECCA

Hajj Traditions In A Pandemic Year: Innovative Distribution Of Holy Zamzam Water

New type of memento distribution at this year's hajj: robot distribution of Zamzam water


Turkmenistan: USAID Inaugurates Water, Vulnerable Environment Programme

Focus to strengthen regional capacity to manage shared water resources and mitigate environmental risks.

25 May 2021 BANISSA

Kenya and Ethiopia Seek End To Tribal Water Conflict

Regular peace engagement and consultation meetings willbe held

1 May 2021 Bridgetown

Barbados Seeks To Alleviate Volcanic Ash Effects On Water Supply

The Mia Mottley administration is instituting several temporary measures to alleviate the “heightened and unusual demand for water” brought about by need to clean the volcano ash a...

3 Jun 2021 Nursultan

EBRD Promotes Environmental Improvements In Western Kazakhstan

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance $80 Million USD refurbishment of wastewater treatment facilities at Kazakhstan's Atyrau oil refinery.

25 May 2021 ALICANTE

Protests In Spain Over Ecosystems / Agri Water Supply Priorities

Proposed reduction in availability will affect regional crop production in Valencia.

1 May 2021 BANGKOK

Water Tensions Over Industrial Boom In Eastern Thailand

Thailand is embarking on an ambitious industrialisation drive along its eastern seaboard; local communities and conservationists fear water "conflict".

14 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN

South Africa To Miss Water Sustainable Development Goal?

Poor economic growth, a water deficit, poor monitoring and data collection,increasing pollutionandwater stressworsened by climate change contribute.

Local Press Reports

1 Jun 2021 TEHRAN

Iran Water Projects Worth $186 Million USD Inaugurated

Rural supply, wastewater treatment and tunnel transfer projects.

8 Jul 2021 NAIROBI

Africa Has A Champion For Sanitation And Hygiene

HE Mrs Fatima Maada Bio appointed Africa Champion by African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW)


Satellite Early Warning System Identifies Algal Blooms

New web-tool to help water managers in early identification of algae blooms.

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...

22 Jul 2021 ANKARA

Drought Caused By Climate Change Kills Thousands Of Baby Flamingos

Hatchings down by 50 Percent, most of these perished.

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...

22 Jul 2021 ELEGU

Multimillion USD WASH Facility For Elegu And Bibia, Kenya

End of water crises and improved sanitation anticipated upon completion next year. $55 Million USD from KfW funds Amuru District programme.

25 May 2021 ROCHEFORT

Trappists vs Miners In Belgium Water Supply Struggle

Monks are concerned that proposed environmental changes would affect the taste of its famous beer.

1 May 2021 Darwin

Australian Agribusiness Water Extraction License Challenged

The Northern Territory government awarded Fortune Agribusiness a license to extract 40 billion liters of underground water per year to irrigate a 3500-hectare horticulture project ...

25 May 2021 PARIS

Mineral Water Company Blamed For Local Water Shortages

Effects of central France extraction by iconic Volvic brand described as akin to "desertification".

25 May 2021 ANKARA

Turkey: Inhouse Ban On Using Phrase "Cheaper Than Water"

In the context of climate change, water is no longer "cheap" in Turkey.

6 Apr 2021 MEXICO CITY

Fuel Banditry Safety Threat To Mexico Water Pumping Plant

The Mexican army dug up parts of a gasoline pipeline and found illegal taps that led to a warehouse and vacant lots with hundreds of large tanks used to siphon off fuel; leakages s...