The head of the Iranian Civil Defense Organization, General Gholamreza Jalali, has accused Tel Aviv of modifying the weather in Iran by "stealing" clouds heading to the country.
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Israel and Cyprus agreed to develop even further their cooperation in the fields of water management and firefighting, two areas in which both countries face similar challenges. Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis met on Wednesday in Nicosia with the Ambassador of Israel Smuel Revel.
The High Court has stopped the National Irrigation Board (NIB) from re-evaluating the tender for construction of a mega dam in Turkana County as ordered by the State procurement watchdog pending determination of a case filed by a consortium of three Chinese firms.
Power utility Eskom has said that it could meet proposed‚ significantly stricter pollution emissions standards‚ but that the South African public will have to pay for it — in cash and millions of litres of water.
According to a recent report by the National Bureau of Concession (NBC) sent to the Liberian Senate shows that three million gallons of diverse toxic chemicals were released into the Kokoyah District, Bong County community by MNG and will remain in the environment for decades to come.
Increasing ethnic tensions in the province of South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has turned into serious armed confrontations, creating additional humanitarian needs according to the European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC). More than 76,000 people have becom
Nano Sun, a water technology start-up founded by a scientist from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has launched a 3D-printing facility to manufacture a new type of water treatment membrane. The new membrane has a faster water flow rate than conventional membranes despite having a similar pollutant rejection rate.
Researchers who monitored nearly 200,000 people in Israel have found that those who were drinking desalinated water showed an increased risk of heart disease as compared to those consuming natural water.
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added Kenya's Lake Turkana National Parks to its List of World Heritage in Danger, notably because of the impact of a dam on the site.
Daegu City, South Korea has submitted a proposal of co-operation to the Philippines to explore advanced technology for wastewater treatment and water quality systems. The proposal involves a government-to-government agreement to oversee the development of advanced water technology, specifically to improve operational efficiency of water purification and wastewater systems.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the 2018 work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF). AWF is an initiative led by the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) to mobilise resources to finance water resources development activities in Africa. It is hosted and managed by AfDB.
European Investment Bank (EIB) president Dario Scannapieco announced at the July 2 opening of the eighteenth annual EIB conference in Amman, Jordan that the EIB is preparing to finance 15 projects in Jordan, allocating 850 million euros to fund a number of sectors including water, sewage, public transport, renewable energy, small and mid-range companies and micro-finance companies.
A controversial exhibition in Beijing featuring foul water from a northern Chinese town has prompted an investigation into water pollution, an issue exacerbating water shortages in the country’s already parched north. After being on display for only a few days, the bottled water "was removed" from the gallery shelves. Men from China’s industrial and commercial bureau were sent to clear his exhi
Progress has been achieved, but big challenges remain for the health of European water, the European Environment Agency (EEA) reports its 2018 European Waters Assessment.
Philippines' Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said last week that Boracay Island is slowly recovering, two months after its closure to tourists at the end of April as part of intensified rehabilitation efforts to regain its status as a top visitor destination.
Hundreds of thousands of people in western Japan affected by devastating floods and landslides are contiuing to struggle this with water outages, while the death toll in the country’s worst rain-related disaster in decades climbed to at least 176, with more still missing.
Singapore’s water industry has contributed $1.84 Billion USD in annual value-add to the economy and created 14,400 jobs to date, putting it on track to meet its 2020 targets.
The Pakistan Supreme Court July 10 barred certain cement factories from using potable water, as it issued an admonishment to the privately owned fcilities for putting profits before the environment.
According to the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) due to the less rainfall in the country, the water level in Tarbela Dam has touched the dead level. Tarbela Dam situated on the main stem of the Indus River but due to the fewer Monsoons, the water level in the dam has depleted. “There is no water in the dam”, one of the spokespeople of IRSA told the media.
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced suspension July 10 of water flows from Florida’s Lake Okeechobee into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Corps says it will give water managers time to be able to fully assess system conditions.