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  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:29 by Local Press Report LOS ANGELES CA Los Angeles Times In the decades since engineers first blanketed the Los Angeles River with concrete, working-class communities along its armored banks have struggled with blight, poverty and crowding — unintended consequences perhaps of an
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:23 by Local Press Report TRIPOLI China.org The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it has provided access to clean water for thousands of internally displaced Libyans in and around the capital Tripoli. A total of "2,547 families, of whom, nearly 4,597
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:26 by Local Press Report VILNIUS The Baltic Times Lithuania is facing sanctions of "several hundred millions euros" for its failure to comply with the EU directive on waste water treatment, the country's Environment Minister Simonas Gentvilas says. According to
  • 12 Jan 2021- 15:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan The International Rescue Committee (IRC), is calling for international financial support to prevent famine across large swathes of South Sudan in the face of economic crisis, devastating floods, mass displacement and COVID-19. With
  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A water development report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last month urges regions across Asia and the Pacific to prioritise water security as part of their COVID-19 recovery initiative to support economic growth and
  • 3 Jan 2021- 08:02 by Local Press Report BENGALURU The New Indian Express The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) plans to upgrade 20 of its Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), in the light of the National Green Tribunal’s order on the need for better treated water to be discharged by
  • 9 Jan 2021- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Maputo, Mozambique The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a 2021 appeal for $52.8 Million USD to address the most urgent and growing humanitarian crisis across Mozambique. The campaign will support approximately 250,000 children who are
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organisaton (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) say in a new report that a lack of water and sanitation services at health care facilities has placed additional risk of infection and COVID-19 on approximately 1.8
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:03 by Staff- Water Diplomat HELSINKI, Finland The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced approval of a $9 Million USD grant to the African Water Facility (AWF) for COVID-19 recovery. The funds will enhance investments and preparation of investment-ready projects for water
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The World Meterological Organization (WMO) assesses that 2020 is on track to be the second warmest year in the most recent decade, with the warmest six years being since 2015. Preliminary information, based on data collected from
  • 11 Dec 2020- 07:22 by Local Press Report STIRLING University of Stirling Scottish Water and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) have announced a unique partnership with the University of Stirling to deliver the newly created post of the Scotland Hydro Nation Chair. Funded by Scottish Water, the
  • 11 Dec 2020- 07:48 by Staff- Water Diplomat SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Back-to-back tropical storms in Honduras, Guatemela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica in recent weeks, have caused widespread destruction of crops and homes, precipitating the need for urgent humanitarian assistance. Countries
  • 7 Dec 2020- 12:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat Paris, France The annual Paris Peace Forum, meeting in November, included a panel presentation / “debate”, presenting cooperation initiatives around water contributing to peace and development, highlighting hydrodiplomacy with examples of solutions in
  • 7 Dec 2020- 09:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat ROME, Italy More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high levels of water shortages and scarcity, and almost half of them face severe constraints, says a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO).
  • 7 Dec 2020- 09:31 by Staff- Water Diplomat MEKELLE, Ethiopia People have been forced to rely on untreated water to survive following damage and destruction of water infrastructure during conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to the United Nations. Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the

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