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  • 15 Sep 2020- 08:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace. Predictions include that by 2040, 5
  • 1 Sep 2020- 09:31 by Staff- Water Diplomat STOCKHOLM, Sweden HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden awarded the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020 to Hiroki Matsuhashi and Takuma Miyaki of Japan in an online ceremony during an unusual "World Water Week at Home" 25 August. The Japanese team
  • 24 Aug 2020- 05:49 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Water professionals who are interested in offering assistance to disaster relief efforts can now register with a "Crisis Response Register", created in thte aftermath of the 4 August Beirut port explosion. The new
  • 14 Jul 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned. Hospitalisations due to worsening contamination from sewage,
  • 9 Jul 2020- 10:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Green Matters Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review.
  • 15 Jun 2020- 08:19 by Local Press Report SAN DIEGO CA NBC San Diego Both United States and Mexican officials announced separate plans on Tuesday to upgrade Tijuana River wastewater facilities. The international river has been a longtime problem for residents of Imperial Beach and Tijuana, as sewage
  • 28 May 2020- 08:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat AHVAZ, Iran Several people are reported to have been injured as Iranian state security forces and local police fired tear gas and rubber bullets 23 May at demonstrators in the city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, who were blocking a highway in protest at
  • 31 Mar 2020- 10:27 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Inequality.org This month, in Guatemala, the Peaceful Resistance “La Puya” celebrates eight years of struggle against a gold mining project that threatens to pollute or dry up already scarce water supplies in an area just north of Guatemala
  • 3 Mar 2020- 09:40 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States A new report from the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel (NSMIP) of US Institute the Center for Climate and Security, warns of high-to-catastrophic security threats arising as a consequence of plausible climate
  • 2 Mar 2020- 09:32 by Local Press Report PERTH WA Vox Markets European-focused lead-zinc and silver developer, has completed an initial hydrogeological study of its wholly owned Toral project in Spain indicating “positive” results. The study was completed by independent consultants, Ingeniería y
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deployment of desalination technology. While rich
  • 12 Feb 2020- 10:47 by Staff- Water Diplomat MONTREAL ONT, Canada Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed challenges brought over the expansion of the Trans Mountain (TMX) oil pipeline system expansion project. The challenge, rejected in a 4 February unanimous ruling, was presented by four
  • 3 Feb 2020- 07:51 by Local Press Report NEOM The National Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, plans to use solar energy to desalinate water in the planned $500 billion (Dh1.8 trillion) sustainable city of Neom. The "solar dome", which consists of an array of mirrors, will
  • 3 Feb 2020- 13:47 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland An annual assessment of global online media coverage of "underreported" humanitarian crises, many related to water challenges, indicates increasing linkage between such events and man-made climate change. Humanitarian agency
  • 29 Jan 2020- 07:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat MOGADISHU, Somalia The United Nations and the government of Somalia have launched a new humanitarian response plan (HRP) to provide emergency services and support to over 3 million people.  The plan, announced 22 January, aims to deliver safe water to

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