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  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:05 by Local Press Report OXFORD Nature Communications When construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is completed, the Nile will have two of the world’s largest dams—the High Aswan Dam (HAD) and the GERD—in two different countries (Egypt and Ethiopia). We elucidate
  • 7 Oct 2020- 09:48 by Local Press Report GLASGOW A renewables business has teamed up with the University of Strathclyde to develop a groundbreaking water wheel capable of combating electricity scarcity in Africa. The first water wheel to be patented in 138 years, Carruthers Wheel is said to be
  • 8 Oct 2020- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom UK water company Thames Water says that the design of a "standard" dual-flush toilet means it is more likely to leak and waste water, as UK campaign group Waterwise warns that between 215 and 400 litres of water can be
  • 30 Sep 2020- 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, United Kingdom How Do We Value Our Water? Not Enough! Recorded video footage now available HERE. Water is an essential contributor to human health; food security; environment and ecosystems; interaction with our planetary system; peace. It is
  • 29 Jul 2020- 09:01 by Local Press Report BLACKPOOL Express Giant paddling pools are threatening drinking water supplies as the climate warms, experts say. Scientists in the industry have criticised the use of paddling pools which can hold a week's worth of water for a family of four. Climate
  • 14 Jul 2020- 11:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom International credit ratings agency Fitch has warned that water scarcity is the greatest emerging risk in the mining and metals sector. A new  report, issued 8 July, identifies that localised water shortages and competition for
  • 15 Jun 2020- 08:20 by Local Press Report EDINBURGH Daily Record Scotland went into the red yesterday as a new map showed how the nation’s ecology is suffering. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) says rainwater has been so scarce in the past three months, half the country is now
  • 24 Mar 2020- 10:15 by Local Press Report LONDON The Ecologist A long-term plan has been developed to prevent water shortages in England by 2050 through dramatically reducing demand and halving leakages. The Environment Agency's National Framework for Water Resources aims to dramatically reduce
  • 18 Mar 2020- 12:08 by Local Press Report LONDON Undercurrent News A team of Israeli researchers have found that using tertiary treated wastewater (TTWW) for aquaculture purposes has minimal effects on fish survival, growth and immune functions, meaning it may be feasible for use in commercial
  • 12 Mar 2020- 12:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States The year 2020 will be pivotal for climate action if the world is to control ever worsening impacts and indicators of climate change before it is too late, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as he
  • 12 Mar 2020- 10:03 by Local Press Report NORWICH The Conversation Two areas farmed by Israelis for more than 50 years have recently been returned to neighbouring Jordan. The return of the lands was made possible by remarkably far-sighted clauses inserted in a 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and
  • 6 Mar 2020- 10:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom New analysis from NGO WaterAid reveals that only a very small proportion of climate finance (for both mitigaton and adaptation) reaches the most vulnerable countries or is spent addressing the most urgent issues putting billions of
  • 11 Dec 2019- 08:48 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Almost 2 billion people could be negatively affected by the decline of natural “water towers” (glaciers and snow that store water in winter and release it gradually in warmer seasons) due to rising temperatures, according to a new
  • 2 Dec 2019- 09:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat EXETER, United Kingdom Leading international climate scientists have warned that the world is at the point of crossing a series of climate “tipping points" and the this risk creates a “state of planetary emergency” and “existential threat to
  • 26 Nov 2019- 14:48 by Local Press Report DUMFERMLINE The Inverness Courier Loch Ness could be used to supply water to Inverness during drier summers, Scottish Water has revealed. The utilities firm has drawn up plans to develop a pumping station south-west of Dores and build a partially buried

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