OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages. In this article, Ed Pinero states the business rationale for good water stewardship.
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Cyber security researchers at Georgia Tech University have created a new form of ransomware that can take over the controls of simulated water treatment plant, highlighting the vulnerabilities than can be found in industrial control systems.
Residents of the city of Sevastopol said that the water in the Round Bay of the Black Sea turned green. The people promptly informed EMERCOM of the phenomenon. "In the waters of the Round Bay, an unknown substance colored the sea water lettuce-green. Water samples have been taken and sent for analysis," an official said.
Water has always been a major cause of wars and border conflicts in the Central Asian region. Modern history of the region has been fueled with various ethnic and territorial clashes. Apparently, the main catalysts behind conflicts have been attempts to take control of rich water resources.
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.
Intense fighting in the Ukraine town of Avdiivka on 29th and 30th January disabled electricity and water, including the Donetsk Filtration Station and a backup reservoir, according to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF).
According to their recent report, Safeguarding the World’s Water the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invested $499,995,179 in water-related programming in 54 countries in 2015. The agency’s fiscal year review details how it has attempted to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) indicators, manage water for agriculture more sustainably, and improve food security.
Water needs is a common ground across populations and cultures according to the survey;but local habits and knowledge still affect water consumption. Kantar TNS and Nestle Waters have published a new survey on attitudes about water consumption in seven countries: China, France, Italy, Mexico, the UK, the US and Turkey.
UN-Water, a coagulation of United Nations agencies, has declared that World Water Day (22nd March, 2017) is “all about wastewater, and how we should be reducing and reusing it rather than letting it go down the drain”, encouraging individuals to “download your inspiration” and “share what you are doing” ( www.worldwaterweek.org)
The World Bank is supporting a project that will bring water benefits to around 500,000 people in Kosovo. The Kosovo Water Security and Canal Protection Project aims to restore the main water canal in the country – Ibër Canal.
Russian-backed separatists have damaged the power line to the town of Avdiyivka, Donetsk region; the town has been left without water, electricity and heating, Head of Donetsk Regional Military and Civil Administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky has announced.
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages. In this article a young professional in the water sector shares his experience and views with respect to water issues in his home country.
As an investment theme, water seems like an obvious winner. People around the world are consuming more of it and—barring any huge breakthroughs in desalination—fresh water is a limited resource. But while the value of water is crystal clear, strategies for investing in it can get murky.
Serbia deployed three icebreakers on Tuesday to smash ice blocks jamming parts of the Danube river and prevent damage to bridges and ships moored along the waterway and possible inland flooding.
United States President Donald J. Trump has, among other assets, a “luxury” bottled water product. The President’s nominee for administrator of the United States Environmental Agency (USEPA), Scott Pruitt, facing a confirmation hearing last week with US lawmakers, was confronted during the hearing with a bottle of Trump Water.
The BBC reports that the flashpoint for Syria's war, six years old this March, has in recent days taken the form of an elemental struggle over water.
In November, OOSKAnews attended and reported on the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22), convened by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco in the city of Marrakesh. OOSKAnews met with a number of "water community" participants and attendees in the context of efforts to promote the water agenda in the global climate discussion. OOSKAnews coverage of the event can be found here.
These audio interviews with COP22 participants and attendees can be heard as follows:
In November, OOSKAnews attended and reported on the inaugural Global Water Stewardship Forum, convened by the Alliance for Water Stewardship. During the event, OOSKAnews caught up with some participants and attendees to collect views on the event and collaborative development of the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard.
Links follow to short video interviews with:
Giant ‘rivers in the sky’ can virtually wipe out species when they dump vast amounts of rain over a short period, causing some of the world’s worst floods, according to new research. And the problem is set to get worse because of climate change, scientists have warned.
The European Commission Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with Google Switzerland GmbH, have developed a new water dataset in the framework of the Copernicus Programme. This maps the location and temporal distribution of water surfaces at the global scale over the past 32 years and provides statistics on the extent and change of those water surfaces.