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  • 8 Apr 2020- 07:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on quantity and quality of weather observations and forecasts around the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Large parts of the global observation system are fully
  • 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,
  • 1 Apr 2020- 22:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLASGOW, Scotland The United Nations and the government of the United Kingdom announced 1 April that COP26, November’s key global climate summit in Scotland, will be suspended until 2021. “The middle of next year” is now anticipated for the event,
  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARBIN, China The 28 March overflow of a Molybdenum mine tailings dam in China's north east Heilongjiang Province has been curtailed, after the second highest level of environmental emergency response in China had been triggered, but contaminated
  • 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
  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The Roman Catholic Church's "Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development" has called for renewed efforts to confront water issues, to protect and care for water resources, and to provide clean water for all.
  • 31 Mar 2020- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa Cape Town, South Africa has suspended some water restrictions related to payment arrears following protests by inhabitants of informal settlements in and around the city, as coronavirus lockdowns are applied across the country. A
  • 31 Mar 2020- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The six countries of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Mechanism (China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) have committed to further enhancement of water resource cooperation, most especially in light of the COVID-19
  • 30 Mar 2020- 09:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat MEXICO CITY, Mexico Following protests, The National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) appears to have backed down on a plan to divert water to the United States under terms of a 1944 bi-lateral treaty. The company tweeted 26 March that it had taken
  • 29 Mar 2020- 10:11 by Local Press Report ISTANBUL Ahval Water levels in Istanbul have dropped to their second lowest point in the past 10 years as people use more water to wash their hands due to the coronavirus. The water level is currently 31 percent lower compared to the same period last year, a
  • 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- 13:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat BOSTON MA, United States Sustainability think-tank Ceres has announced  a new task force to drive corporate action on water-related financial risks. In cooperation with leading US pension funds and international banks, the “Valuing Water Finance Task
  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:51 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States In a World Water Day address, United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described water as "the primary medium through which we perceive the effect of climate disruption, from extreme weather events, such as droughts
  • 26 Mar 2020- 10:05 by Staff- Water Diplomat MONTREAL, Canada The World Youth Parliament for Water has launched a new web platform (www.youthforwater.org), showcasing members of Youth Parliaments for Water around the world, their actions and success stories. World Youth Parliament for Water is a
  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Cambodia has announced that the country will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, putting two planned dams at Sambor and Stung Treng on pause. The decision means that Laos, which

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