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  • 8 Apr 2020- 07:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on quantity and quality of weather observations and forecasts around the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Large parts of the global observation system are fully
  • 7 Apr 2020- 09:45 by Local Press Report RAMALLAH Palestinian News Agency The Palestinian Water Authority Monday warned that dumping colonial Israeli settlements wastewater onto Palestinian vineyards in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron city, exposes Palestinians to the novel coronavirus risk.
  • 7 Apr 2020- 04:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LINCOLN NE, United States Global maps of dry/wet conditions developed by NASA researchers have been made avavilable, and are now accessible online through the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. “The global products
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS European Plastic Product Manufacturer TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipe and Fitting Association) calls on EU and Member State authorities to list drinking water, sanitation and wastewater industries, including their cross-border supply chains, as
  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARBIN, China The 28 March overflow of a Molybdenum mine tailings dam in China's north east Heilongjiang Province has been curtailed, after the second highest level of environmental emergency response in China had been triggered, but contaminated
  • 31 Mar 2020- 10:26 by Local Press Report WARRENTON VA Monroe Scoop A new research report provides a detailed analysis of the water hauling services market and offers insights on the various factors driving the popularity of water hauling services. The report includes an extensive analysis of the
  • 30 Mar 2020- 06:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat Damascus, Syria Turkish-backed armed forces cut off the water supply of up to 460,000 Syrians in March, exacerbating a perilous humanitarian situation in the East of the country. Much of the population is already in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • 30 Mar 2020- 09:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat MEXICO CITY, Mexico Following protests, The National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) appears to have backed down on a plan to divert water to the United States under terms of a 1944 bi-lateral treaty. The company tweeted 26 March that it had taken
  • 29 Mar 2020- 09:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) held a webinar 23 March to mark World Water Day 2020 focusing on “Water and Climate Change”. The full video can be found HERE. Panellists included: Bruce Currie-Alder,
  • 26 Mar 2020- 11:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat MEXICALI, Mexico A March 21-22 referendum in Mexicali, Mexico has determined that a partly-built $1.5 Billion USD brewery will not proceed as planned. Communities and farmers have engaged in resistance the controversial US brewers Constellation Brands
  • 25 Mar 2020- 09:13 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Cranbrook Daily Townsman The ninth round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations took place over two days last week in Washington, D.C. “Since the process to revisit the Columbia River Treaty began, Canada and the United States have been
  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:51 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States In a World Water Day address, United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described water as "the primary medium through which we perceive the effect of climate disruption, from extreme weather events, such as droughts
  • 18 Mar 2020- 11:36 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Following Ethiopia’s effective withdrawal from US-brokered negotiations around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, the governments of both Egypt and Ethiopia are engaging in international lobbying
  • 18 Mar 2020- 12:07 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Consumers have been warned of the dangers of substituting kitchen roll and wet wipes for toilet paper which – if flushed down the loo – could overwhelm the UK’s sewers. Innocent consumer substitutions due to shortages caused by fears
  • 15 Mar 2020- 12:46 by Local Press Report LEEDS Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice faster than in the 1990s and are both tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate warming scenario. The Ice Sheet Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise (IMBIE) team combined 26

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