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  • 21 Jan 2021- 11:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The United Nations Envrionment Programme (UNEP) has called on the international community to step up its work in nature-based solutions (NbS) to facilitate adaptation to climate change and water hazards in developing countries. The UNEP
  • 21 Jan 2021- 13:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, United Kingdom The rapid proliferation of cryptocurrencies in recent years (with Bitcoin the most prominent) is raising environmental concerns, and water resources deployed for hydropower are becoming central to the discourse. Bitcoin may
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:21 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Business Insider India The Supreme Court on Wednesday said pollution-free water forms a basic right under the constitutional framework as it took suo moto cognisance of the issue of contamination of rivers by sewage effluents. A bench, headed by
  • 21 Jan 2021- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwean government to ensure access to clean water amid tightening COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the country. The Zimbabwe Human rights NGO Forum (HR Forum) has  expressed concern  that
  • 12 Jan 2021- 13:31 by Staff- Water Diplomat KHARTOUM, Sudan The latest round of tripartite (Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan) talks around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have broken down, following a long-standing diplomatic pattern. Background: The GERD Saga (90 news articles)
  • 9 Jan 2021- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the first major update to the US's lead and copper rule (LCR) in nearly 30 years. The new regulation means that homeowners, schools and childcare centres
  • 17 Dec 2020- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A new, United States-funded real-time data platform using remote sensing is designed to bring transparency to dam operations in China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. While the platform will aid understanding of the
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat CHICAGO IL, United States Financial futures contracts tied to the spot price of water related to the $1.1 Billion USD California spot water market traded on Wall Street for the first time, opening a market for farmers and investors to hedge against water
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat PRETORIA, South Africa The North Gauteng (South Africa) High Court has set aside the environmental authorisation for the 1500 MW Thabametsi power station, thereby ending the long saga of environmental dispute brought by NGOs Earthlife Africa, GroundWork,
  • 11 Dec 2020- 09:49 by Staff- Water Diplomat New Orleans, LA, United States The 2020 Mississippi River “Watershed Report Card” has award the Mississippi Watershed (America’s Watershed”) an overall C- grade, warning that urgent action is needed as watershed health and water security remain at risk.
  • 11 Dec 2020- 09:03 by Staff- Water Diplomat London, United Kingdom The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released the findings of its annual survey of companies' environmental responsibility with a record 106 corporates, including 34 “new achievers” meeting the NGO's "A List"
  • 7 Dec 2020- 08:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat AMMAN, Jordan The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a $315 Million USD framework agreement to support water sector investments. The funds will finance construction, rehabilitation and
  • 4 Dec 2020- 08:12 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States United States President-elect Joe Biden’s appointment of John Kerry as “climate czar” has been met with praise as Kerry is a leading architect of the Paris (2015) climate agreement. In addition, former Secretary of State Kerry
  • 4 Dec 2020- 07:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat PORTLAND, OR United States The US States of Oregon, California, the Yurok Tribe and the Karuk Tribe have signed a historic agreement to move forward on the largest dam removal project in the US. The agreement, if approved, would revive plans to remove four
  • 28 Nov 2020- 09:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat MANILA, Philippines Heavy rain from an unprecedented five tropical storms since 25 Ocotber has caused severe flooding and mass displacement in metropolitan Manila, Philiipies. One of these has been the 21st tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this

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