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  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:19 by TWD Staff WASHINGTON DC, United States The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) has published a report calling on governments and businesses to take action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions based on new research findings. The report explains that climate
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 6 May 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The
  • 28 Feb 2019- 07:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands Concentrations of two pharmaceutical substances have been found to be 10 to 20 times higher in 2015 than in 1995. The research, publsished February 22  by researchers at Radboud University, Netherlands, is the first to focus on
  • 25 Jan 2019- 06:52 by Local Press Report AMSTERDAM Pensions and Investments Water shortages, raw material scarcity and human rights controversies pose risks to the Dutch financial sector, said a report by De Nederlandsche Bank. Regarding water-related equity investments, the report said the Dutch
  • 12 Apr 2018- 09:26 by Local Press Report DELFT IHE Delft Human and veterinary uses of pharmaceuticals lead to high concentration of these compounds in wastewater, which is often not sufficiently collected and treated in wastewater treatment plants, thus pouring into rivers and lakes. The developed
  • 7 Nov 2017- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US Isolated Action Day for Water World Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and Maintenance Oil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse Again Syria's
  • 19 Jun 2017- 06:05 by Local Press Report AMSTERDAM New Scientist Almost a quarter of the global population experiences significant decreases in water availability through human interventions on rivers, says Ted Veldkamp at Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Those interventions
  • 22 May 2017- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDE, Netherlands A report published this week presents the case for improving the condition of the wetlands of Africa’s Sahel as part of a strategy to address human migration and its links to the degradation of land and water resources, poverty,
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by Local Press Report WAGENINGEN UPI A new study, published this week in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, is the first to examine the causes of Urmia's decline. The conclusion: both human impact and climate change are to blame. Wageningen Europe Asia Netherlands Lake
  • 4 Nov 2016- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The COP21 Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on November 4th 2016, days before the COP22 climate conference convenes in Marrakesh, Morocco. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past 900 years, according to a new study by
  • 15 Feb 2016- 11:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ENSCHEDE, Netherlands Over 4 billion people-- some two-thirds of the world’s population-- face water scarcity for at least one month every year, according to a new analysis from researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Nearly half
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 13 Dec 2015- 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Representatives of 195 nations on December 12th signed an historic agreement aimed at halting global warming. The agreement, signed after an all-night session in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, was reached one day after the COP21 climate

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