Regulation

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  • 25 Jan 2020- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States Dr John Matthews, Executive Director of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) video interview for “The Water Diplomat”. Matthews reflects on December
  • 23 Jan 2020- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent INVERNESS, United Kingdom   OOSKAnews will host an "aquaNOW Audience" Thursday 30 January, in Inverness Scotland, to discuss challenges and solutions around pharmaceutical pollution of water resources. The event will be live streamed at www
  • 15 Jan 2020- 06:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAITHNESS, United Kingdom Caithness General Hospital in Wick, Scotland, has become the first in the world to be awarded Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification. AWS is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the
  • 15 Jan 2020- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A new report from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Lausanne (UNIL) examines the effect of regulations with respect to natural resources (specifically, water). The authors suggest  that rules designed to improve resource
  • 13 Jan 2020- 08:18 by Local Press Report SOFIA Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project Bulgaria’s Environment Minister announced his resignation on Friday following detention and questioning about his ministry’s alleged mismanagement of water supplies that have left an entire city almost
  • 6 Jan 2020- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from NGO  Christian Aid  identifies and quantifies 15 of the most destructive weather events of 2019. All of the disasters (floods, cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms) caused damage of over US$1 billion,
  • 27 Dec 2019- 10:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat ANKARA, Turkey Flash flooding in northern Syria has particularly affected over 230,000 children who have already been displaced by conflict in 2019, according to NGO Save the Children. In Northwest Syria, several camps were inundated, with the rain
  • 17 Dec 2019- 09:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Congress agreed in draft, 11 December, a Defence Spending Biill that bars the military from use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals (per- and poly- fluoroalkyl, or PFAS) linked to cancer. But
  • 19 Dec 2019- 09:37 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerand Natasha Carmi, Lead Water Advisor, Geneva Water Hub, speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” video interview (LINK) Two years ago, the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, launched
  • 15 Dec 2019- 09:23 by Staff- Water Diplomat BELGIUM, Brussels A "fitness check" of the European Union Water Framework Directive, its associated Directives, and the Floods Directive concludes that they are overall fit for purpose, with some room for enhanced effectiveness. Despite
  • 16 Dec 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report AARTSELAAR European Investment Bank The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Flemish wastewater treatment company Aquafin have signed a new loan agreement, this time worth EUR 100 million. It concerns the first tranche of the eleventh framework agreement
  • 15 Dec 2019- 10:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia The 15th Session of the  European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW), convening in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, with the theme “River basin: the backbone of regional development”, focused on proposals for concrete actions for better
  • 15 Dec 2019- 08:56 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States On December 11, TIME Magazine announced its Person of The Year. Teen-aged climate activist, Greta Thunberg, will take this year’s award after a year in which she has addressed the UN Climate conference in Madrid, the United
  • 11 Dec 2019- 11:45 by Staff- Water Diplomat ROTTERDAM, Netherlands A new background paper produced for the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) describes “climate-resilient water management " as "the common ground and a unifying agenda for water and climate change adaptation”. Water
  • 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

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