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  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:11 by Local Press Report IRVINE CA UCI Environmental engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new framework for characterizing snow droughts around the world. Using this tool to analyze conditions from 1980 to 2018, the researchers found a 28-percent
  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:58 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The Mail & Guardian Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has dismissed the leaders of another state entity under her control, the board of Umgeni Water in KwaZulu-Natal. Sisulu dissolved the board on July 31,
  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:53 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian The UN declared access to water and sanitation a human right a decade ago, but 785 million people worldwide still have no water close to home. Ten photographs marking the 10th anniversary of access to water and sanitation being declared a
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The murder of 219 environmental activists makes 2019 the deadliest year on record for people defending water and land resources from mining, agriculture and logging businesses. A new report from NGO Global Witness, released 29 July
  • 30 Jul 2020- 09:27 by Staff- Water Diplomat GRONIGEN, The Netherlands A new, first-of-its-kind comprehensive global report on the status of migratory freshwater fish reveals an alarming 76 percent drop in average populations between 1970 and 2016. "The Living Planet Index (LPI) For Migratory
  • 29 Jul 2020- 12:45 by Local Press Report BAKU Azertag Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), urged countries to prioritize investment in water management, sanitation systems, and hygiene services, according to the
  • 29 Jul 2020- 08:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat PHNOM PENH, Cambodia More than a million people across Phnom Penh, Cambodia, face the risk of increased flooding according to a July 2020 human rights and social impact assessment of development of the 2,500 hectare satellite ING City to the capital’s
  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New  research from three universities in London reveals that microplastics are present in high quantities across the tidal Thames River in London and are being ingested by the river’s wildlife. While pollution from trace metals
  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:20 by Staff- Water Diplomat PRETORIA, South Africa Post-COVID recovery in South Africa should involve investment in water infrastructure at the core to creating jobs, according to a policy brief by research organisation Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). “Having a
  • 15 Jul 2020- 08:30 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new policy report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) explores how people deal with the combination of conflict and climate risks, and how they cope and adapt. The report suggests ways that the humanitarian
  • 25 Jun 2020- 11:24 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Guardian How can it be that in the midst of a pandemic, children living in the richest country in world history are being poisoned by tap water? Now, as America battles an unprecedented public health crisis, we can no longer continue along
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat LA GUIJIRA, Colombia The indigenous Wayuu communities of Colombia have launched an urgent appeal for the UN Human Rights Council to intervene in an alleged human rights crisis caused by operations of the Cerrejon coal mine which is backed by Australian
  • 18 Jun 2020- 10:58 by Staff- Water Diplomat EDINBURGH, Scotland Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of the Hydro Nation International Centre (HNIC) at The James Hutton Institute (JHI), Scotland, is in conversation with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews – VIDEO LINK Ferrier describes the rationale of
  • 16 Jun 2020- 09:13 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG South African Government News Agency Since the establishment of the National Command Centre at Rand Water, an agency of the Department of Water and Sanitation, almost 19,000 water storage tanks and 1,299 water delivery tankers have been
  • 16 Jun 2020- 09:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has approved $27.4 Million USD in financial support for Kosovo’s Fostering and Leveraging Opportunities for Water Security Program (FLOWS). A 10 June announcement describes the programme's aims to

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