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  • 21 Jan 2020- 07:35 by Local Press Report Beijing China.org The water quality of the Yangtze River, China's longest waterway, continued to improve last year, official sources said Friday. The proportion of water with good quality rose to 91.7 percent, up 4.2 percentage points year on year,
  • 21 Jan 2020- 07:35 by Local Press Report DELFT Flows The independence of Central Asian republics in 1991 had many consequences for water arrangements at transboundary, national and local levels. A new article provides a critical review of the research on water governance reforms after the collapse
  • 21 Jan 2020- 07:34 by Local Press Report HANOVER NH The Conversation Climate projections suggest that, by the end of the century, the amount of rain in the Upper Nile basin could increase by up to 20%. But a new paper shows that, despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected
  • 18 Jan 2020- 08:55 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico The latest Trump regulation rollback could remove federal safeguards for half the country's wetlands and millions of miles of streams. The Trump administration is preparing to further dismantle environmental regulations by vastly
  • 15 Jan 2020- 08:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAKAR, Senegal The World Water Council (WWC), host country Senegal and host city Dakar have announced plans for the ninth triennial World Water Forum, scheduled for 22-27 March 2021 with the theme “Water Security for Peace and Development”. The event is
  • 14 Jan 2020- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia Devastating ongoing bushfires in Australia threaten to wreak havoc on water resources as ecologists warn that resultant algae blossoms threaten freshwater ecosystems and diminish the quality of drinking water. Australian wildfires have
  • 13 Jan 2020- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The government of Japan looks likely to proceed with a controlled ocean-release of radioactive wastewater associated with the Fukushima disaster, a move criticised by environmental groups in neighbouring countries. A draft report on
  • 15 Jan 2020- 06:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAITHNESS, United Kingdom Caithness General Hospital in Wick, Scotland, has become the first in the world to be awarded Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification. AWS is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the
  • 15 Jan 2020- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A new report from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Lausanne (UNIL) examines the effect of regulations with respect to natural resources (specifically, water). The authors suggest  that rules designed to improve resource
  • 12 Jan 2020- 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC US President Donald Trump will veto the PFAS Action Act of 2019 which would have set deadlines for the country's Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reduce continuing PFAS contamination and to set minimum standards for PFAS in
  • 11 Jan 2020- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangkok, Thailand Water shortages in Thailand have become increasingly acute even in advance of the hottest season of the year which typically begins in March. The country’s Meteorological Department has warned that the worst drought in four decades is
  • 11 Jan 2020- 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tucson, AZ, United States Environmental consequences of US President Donald Trump’s southern-border wall are causing concern in Arizona as 96 endangered species come under threat due to water consumption required for construction of concrete base
  • 11 Jan 2020- 09:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The government of Russia has acknowledged that climate change has had a prominent and increasing effect on its economy and population and has released its plan to adapt to such changes. In a relatively brief 17-page document released
  • 6 Jan 2020- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from NGO  Christian Aid  identifies and quantifies 15 of the most destructive weather events of 2019. All of the disasters (floods, cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms) caused damage of over US$1 billion,
  • 30 Dec 2019- 07:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat KHARTOUM, Sudan Human conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region has been described as “the first climate change war”. In 2007 the then United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said “Amid the diverse social and political causes, (the conflict) began as an

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