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  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Water Diplomacy Voices is a series of guest columns written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article Mara Tignino, Reader at the Faculty of Law and the Institute for
  • 10 Sep 2019- 05:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace was launched in 2015 with the task of developing a set of proposals aimed at strengthening the global framework to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts, facilitating the use of water as
  • 7 Sep 2019- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Favorable rains in Syria’s agricultural areas, coupled with improved overall security, have reportedly boosted harvests compared to last year, but higher food prices are putting more strain on many Syrians. A report issued 5 Sptember by the
  • 7 Sep 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Dartmouth, NH, United States Hot and dry conditions coupled with a rising population along the Nile River will reduce the amount of water available for residential, agricultural, and ecological uses in coming decades, according to a new study. &quot
  • 7 Sep 2019- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New Delhi, India Investing in land restoration could not only help keep our planet healthy, but also be the starting point for resolving some of the biggest issues of our time, according to Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to
  • 7 Sep 2019- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The inaugural  Blue Peace Index, an assessment tool to measure the extent to which countries and water basins manage shared water resources in a sustainable and collaborative manner, was launched at World Water Week in Stockholm. The
  • 21 Aug 2019- 12:00 by TWD Staff ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan authorities August 19 warned that release of water from an upstream dam may cause flooding in Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The Indian-administered part of the majority-Muslim region, known as Jammu and Kashmir had
  • 14 Aug 2019- 09:24 by TWD Staff KYIV, Ukraine Efforts by leadership of the Russia-occupied Crimea region of Ukraine to access waters of the Dnieper River have been met with short shrift by the government of Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Georgy Muradov said August 12
  • 12 Aug 2019- 00:55 by TWD Staff WASHINGTON DC, United States Widely reported new findings from the World Resources Institute (WRI) paints a disturbing picture of global water stress and concomitant risks. WRI’s water risk calculator (Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas) has been updated with data on water
  • 2 Aug 2019- 11:07 by TWD Staff NEW YORK NY, United States Severe drought in Somalia and continued violence in South Sudan are threatening more than 8.5 million people with severe food insecurity according to humanitarian agencies. As reported by  OOSKAnews  in May this year, failure of spring rains
  • 30 Jul 2019- 10:36 by TWD Staff CAIRO, Egypt Ethiopia Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has expressed his country’s enthusiasm to strengthen bilateral relations with Egypt and a commitment to resume negotiations on the contentious, and massive, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the River
  • 28 Jul 2019- 09:20 by TWD Staff MUMBAI, India Niranjana Menon, Research Analyst with international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the
  • 25 Jul 2019- 08:18 by TWD Staff GENEVA, Switzerland Twenty-two scientists from Europe, the United States and Africa are calling on governments support the notion of the United Nations' International Law Commission to protect the environment in armed conflict. This would make wanton destruction
  • 23 Jul 2019- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq A new report   from i nternational NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes  last year’s hospitalization of 118,000 and associated violent protests in Basra, Iraq, as  attributable to corruption and  mismanagement of access to safe drinking
  • 22 Jul 2019- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Info AMMAN, Jordan UNICEF has reported that eight water facilities in Al-Ma’ra district, southern Idlib, (northwest Syria) have come under attack in the past two months alone, three of which are UNICEF-supported. The facilities provide drinking water for nearly 250

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