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  • 7 Apr 2020- 09:45 by Local Press Report RAMALLAH Palestinian News Agency The Palestinian Water Authority Monday warned that dumping colonial Israeli settlements wastewater onto Palestinian vineyards in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron city, exposes Palestinians to the novel coronavirus risk.
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:30 by Local Press Report STRASBOURG Connexion France Over the past few weeks, as many businesses have closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, in some regions, overall water consumption has dropped. As a result, more water has been sitting stagnant in pipes for longer than normal,
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:18 by Local Press Report KUNMING Xinhuanet A severe drought has affected over 1 million people in southwest China's Yunnan Province, while 258,400 domestic animals were also short of water.the provincial water conservancy department said Friday. A total of 181,333 hectares of
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS European Plastic Product Manufacturer TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipe and Fitting Association) calls on EU and Member State authorities to list drinking water, sanitation and wastewater industries, including their cross-border supply chains, as
  • 2 Apr 2020- 09:21 by Local Press Report DUBLIN Irish Examiner There are more than 5,100 kilometres of asbestos water pipes in Ireland. The substance can cause cancer if inhaled, but Irish Water denies that is the case if you consume it through drinking-water. Health Reputational Risk Social Issues
  • 2 Apr 2020- 09:12 by Local Press Report CRANFIELD NEW ATLAS Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) technology has become a very valuable tool widely employed by authorities around the world, and now one of the scientists on its cutting edge wants to use it to help monitor outbreaks of COVID-19. Dr
  • 30 Mar 2020- 06:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat Damascus, Syria Turkish-backed armed forces cut off the water supply of up to 460,000 Syrians in March, exacerbating a perilous humanitarian situation in the East of the country. Much of the population is already in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • 29 Mar 2020- 09:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) held a webinar 23 March to mark World Water Day 2020 focusing on “Water and Climate Change”. The full video can be found HERE. Panellists included: Bruce Currie-Alder,
  • 29 Mar 2020- 10:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Dutch government researchers have found traces of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in samples from sewage treatment plants at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Trace elements have also been detected in wastewater samples near the village of
  • 26 Mar 2020- 09:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat ACCRA, Ghana More than half of respondents to an extensive survey in 34 African countries say that their respective governments have failed in the provision of clean water and sanitation services. In 20 countries, a majority of respondents said that their
  • 26 Mar 2020- 09:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Corruption plays an important part in who gets water and how much and how it is delivered in South Africa according to a new report from Water Integrity Network and Corruption Watch. “Where funds are scarce, any corruption that
  • 24 Mar 2020- 10:20 by Local Press Report ACCRA Ghana Web Pictures of a huge crowd made up of residents of Teshie in the Greater Accra Region fighting one another in a bid to get access to good drinking water has hit social media. This comes after water shortage hit The Teshie-Nungua areas following
  • 24 Mar 2020- 10:16 by Local Press Report MANILA Manila Bulletin The water consumption of Metro Manila and its nearby provinces is expected to spike during the community quarantine ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But
  • 18 Mar 2020- 11:36 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Following Ethiopia’s effective withdrawal from US-brokered negotiations around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, the governments of both Egypt and Ethiopia are engaging in international lobbying
  • 15 Mar 2020- 07:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The government of Vietnam declared a state of emergency last week in five Mekong Delta provinces in response to prolonged drought which has led to a build-up of salinity, threatening yields of rice and fruit in the region.

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