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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
  • 7 Apr 2020- 09:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAKAR, Senegal The fifth “Festival A Sahel Ouvert” on 14-16 February in Mboumba, Senegal, marked the 10th anniversary of a unique, award-winning cultural project in Africa with this year’s themes of health, education, water and innovation. As a driver
  • 7 Apr 2020- 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden A 60-day submission period, commencing 6 April, for the new Water ChangeMaker Awards, opened this week. The new awards, targeted to those who have shaped water decisions that have helped to build climate resilience, is an initiative of
  • 7 Apr 2020- 04:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LINCOLN NE, United States Global maps of dry/wet conditions developed by NASA researchers have been made avavilable, and are now accessible online through the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. “The global products
  • 7 Apr 2020- 03:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has cancelled its World Water Week scheduled for 23-28 August 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. After monitoring the spread of COVID-19, the institute’s Board came to the conclusion that
  • 4 Apr 2020- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DELFT, Netherlands The Water, Peace and Security Partnership (WPS), a coalition which develops tools and services that help identify water-related security and conflict risks, has described how “a perfect storm of poverty, growing natural resource
  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia A new investigative report from Human Rights Law Center has cast new light on multiple human rights violations caused by pollution from Rio Tinto gold mining activities on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The research,
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:32 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Waste Advantage Magazine Despite the fact that social infrastructure and water projects – clean water, wastewater operations – are identified as top priorities from private and public sector entities from around the world, a new CG/LA
  • 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,
  • 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- 10:31 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA African Development Bank The African Development Bank is contributing $95 million of a total of $463 million to the Ethiopia's One WASH National (OWN) Program, with the balance also financed by other development partners. The program
  • 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- 08:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has expressed concern about a new draft plan from Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water from its disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The country’s Office for Government Policy Coordination said March
  • 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,

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