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  • 9 Nov 2020- 07:01 by Local Press Report NAROK TOWN The Star Conflicts between people and wildlife currently rank among the main threats to conservation in Africa, since residents often end up killing endangered species, such as elephants, during confrontations. Those conflicts have escalated as
  • 29 Sep 2020- 08:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) $1.16 Million USD for implementing a reliable and inexpensive solution to providing water to refugee camps in Uganda. Delivering water by
  • 29 Jul 2020- 07:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEL AVIV, Israel Two more cyber attacks against Israeli water infrastructure were reportedly attempted in mid-July; Israeli Water Authority have confirmed that no damage was inflicted. “These were specific, small drainage installations in the agriculture
  • 6 Jul 2020- 10:55 by Local Press Report KAMPALA Daily Monitor Residents in five villages in Mugoye Sub County, Kalangala District have raised a red flag over industrial waste that has contaminated a key water source in the area. Residents say the continued release of waste from a Palm Oil Mill at
  • 18 May 2020- 08:34 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV WAFA Israeli forces demolished this morning animal barns and seized water pipes in al-Ras al-Ahmar and al-Buqeiah villages in the northern Jordan Valley, according to human rights defender Aref Daraghme. Soldiers broke into al-Buqeiah and seized
  • 12 May 2020- 09:27 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV Al-Monitor US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to arrive in Israel on May 13. Though there are many issues on his agenda, one specific topic is particularly sensitive, since it revolves around Israel’s involvement in the worsening clash
  • 28 Apr 2020- 07:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEL AVIV, Israel Israel’s Water Authority has reported that a number of cyber attacks on command and control systems of several wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewage water infrastructure were attempted throughout the country. The 24-25
  • 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
  • 25 Feb 2020- 08:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States United States President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “Peace Plan” for the Middle East, revealed 28 January, has come under fire for disregarding the political and economic needs of occupied Palestine and lack of recognition or
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:53 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced a $10-15 Million USD grant for desalination in Gaza, Palestine. This funding, announced 10 February, will supplement funds already committed by the Partnership for Infrastructure Development in
  • 6 Feb 2020- 06:22 by Local Press Report RAMALLAH Palestine Chronicle Israeli forces today destroyed pipelines that were supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Bardala with irrigation water. Ziad Sawafta, deputy mayor of Bardala village council, told WAFA that Israeli forces regularly
  • 18 Dec 2019- 07:54 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV Israel Hayom Seeking to fight the surging water crisis, the Israeli government has approved the construction of another desalination plant, this time in the Western Galilee. The new facility will join an unrivaled array of five desalination plants
  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 7 Nov 2019- 07:29 by Local Press Report LODWAR Construction Review Online The government of Kenya through the Turkana County Government is in talks with Almar Water Solutions, a Spanish provider of specialist expertise and solutions in water infrastructure development, for the construction of a
  • 29 Oct 2019- 13:23 by Local Press Report MOMBASA Global Trending News Authorities in Kenya’s driest region are in talks with a Saudi investor to build a desalination plant, after hopes of finding drinking water from an aquifer were dashed. Tito Ochieng, the director of water services in Turkana, in

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