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  • 15 Sep 2020- 06:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Record heat, ice loss, wildfires, floods and droughts continue to worsen, affecting communities, nations and economies around the world, the United in Science 2020 report finds. “Human-induced climate change is affecting life
  • 10 Sep 2020- 04:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Humanity’s destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts on wildlife populations, human health and all aspects of our lives, reveals  WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020. This loss of biodiversity is not only an environmental
  • 10 Sep 2020- 04:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Edinburgh, Scotland How Do We Value Our Water? Not Enough! Our water is a vital contributor to human health and peace; food security; environment and ecosystems; interaction with our planetary system; the central role that water plays in our economies
  • 2 Sep 2020- 13:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat Edinburgh, Scotland Water security challenges, and related instances of human conflict, are increasing across the world as populations grow, economies expand, and climate change begins to impact the hydrological cycle, says a new report published 2
  • 2 Sep 2020- 07:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A new project was launched in August to enable people in the semiarid regions of Latin America to work together to share knowledge, address the climate crisis, and find more sustainable and humane ways to live. The DAKI-Semiárido
  • 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
  • 11 Jun 2020- 09:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Experts at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have urged the Government of Japan to delay any decision regarding the release of radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear facility
  • 29 May 2020- 09:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat EDINBURGH, Scotland Livestreamed and Recorded 27 May, 2020- CLICK HERE to watch "Water and Resilient Cities", an aquaNOW Audience Our world will have an estimated 2 billion new urban residents by 2050, so how do we make our cities more resilient
  • 28 May 2020- 10:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Human Right 2 Water, a new international NGO launched in Switzerland 26 May, will provide a critical knowledge hub for the integration of human rights to water and sanitation into governance systems. Now recognised as two separate
  • 14 May 2020- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, United Kingdom This OOSKAnews Article was updated 20 May Our world will have an estimated 2 billion new urban residents by 2050, so how do we make our cities more resilient in a water context? We need cities that can absorb, recover and
  • 12 May 2020- 07:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerand Access to water is critical for civilians in conflict zones. Yet all too often, water infrastructure is damaged or deliberately targeted. In an effort to strengthen the norms intended to protect water supplies in conflicts, the Geneva
  • 12 May 2020- 14:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has reported  (8 May statement by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley) that excessive seasonal flooding, a crippled economy, impending desert locust swarms, and the spread of COVID
  • 15 Apr 2020- 07:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland East, Horn And Great Lakes Region Of Africa The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed its new measures to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in refugee settlements in the East, Horn and
  • 25 Mar 2020- 09:14 by Local Press Report GENEVA Middle East Monitor The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called to support the provision of clean water in Yemen in order to protect the country’s population from the spread of diseases including coronavirus. “Access to clean
  • 11 Mar 2020- 12:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, United Kingdom This article has been updated to reflect changes in Scottish Government guidance for societal contact associated with the coronavirus Tune in 1.30 PM UK time Friday 20 March HERE for a special live-streamed “aquaNOW Audience”,

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