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  • 26 Mar 2020- 13:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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
  • 24 Mar 2020- 10:15 by Local Press Report LONDON The Ecologist A long-term plan has been developed to prevent water shortages in England by 2050 through dramatically reducing demand and halving leakages. The Environment Agency's National Framework for Water Resources aims to dramatically reduce
  • 17 Mar 2020- 14:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New shutoffs for non-payment of bills have been suspended in over 100 US municipal water systems and utilities in eight states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO
  • 15 Mar 2020- 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A relaxaton of the US's permitting regime for mining companies lies behind an extensive record of environmental spills and pollution violations at five major operating “hardrock” mines in Alaska. Metal mining in the
  • 4 Mar 2020- 14:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE CA, United States A US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order to drain the Anderson Reservoir, which supplies Silicon Valley in California with drinking water, has met negative reaction with multiple agencies laying blame for delays,
  • 1 Mar 2020- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEREVAN, Armenia The ministry of the environment of Armenia has granted a water permit to the Amulsar gold project, according to a press release from operators Lydian International. Local communities and environmental activists have prevented access to
  • 19 Feb 2020- 10:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat MUNICH, Germany A new report, compiled and written by international military and security experts, provides a global overview of security risks specifically as they relate to changing climate. It recommends “climate-proofing” international security
  • 20 Feb 2020- 07:26 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Thames Water has backed down from the water industry rebellion against the regulator by accepting Ofwat’s toughest crackdown on profits. The UK’s largest water supplier gave “careful consideration” to joining the industry’s first
  • 19 Feb 2020- 10:45 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW DELHI, India A new collaboration that will bring together civil society, governments and the pharmaceutical industry was launched in New Delhi 11 February. The group, initiated by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) in collaboration with
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:59 by Local Press Report KAMPALA Reuters A Chinese firm has applied to Ugandan authorities for a licence to develop a $1.4 billion hydropower plant that could potentially expand the country’s generation capacity by 40% according to a regulatory official and papers seen by Reuters.
  • 10 Feb 2020- 06:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO CA In advance of Donald Trump’s “State of the Union” address, nine environmental NGOs released their own statement about the state of the nation’s environment, condemning the US President's administration. "Donald Trump's
  • 5 Feb 2020- 10:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat New York, United States A January 2020 food security analysis conducted by three United Nations agencies has revealed that, despite “satisfactory” agricultural production, over 3.3 million people in the Central Sahel require immediate food assistance. It
  • 6 Feb 2020- 06:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAPE TOWN, South Africa New analysis from environmental NGO WWF reports that the extractives sector suffered water-related financial losses of over $20 Billion USD in 2018, measuring operational risk (too much and too little water), regulatory and
  • 5 Feb 2020- 05:10 by Staff- Water Diplomat WAGENINGEN, Netherlands NGO Wetlands International has called for the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands to urge the Contracting Parties to the Convention to consider a more ambitious global biodiversity framework and to

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