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  • 29 May 2020 - 09:54 - EDINBURGH, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    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 in a water context? We need cities that can absorb, recover and prepare for future stresses and hazards while promoting sustainable development, well-being and inclusive growth, deploying environmental, governmental, economical and societal tools at our disposal. aquaNOW Audiences are produced by OOSKAnews in collaboration with the government of Scotland, the Hydro Nation. A 27 May livestreamed “aquaNOW Audience” panel looked at aspects of urban water resilience challenges and solutions, engaging in discussion around:
    • The relationship between freshwater ecosystems and human-hydrologic systems
    • Global exemplars of smart, resilient cities
    • Differences between the urban “north” and urban “south”
    • Community-centred decision-making and application
    • Political will, education and “buy-in”
  • 29 May 2020 - 08:26 - KANGGYE - Local Press Report

    Residents of Chagang Province, North Korea, are buying water from a bottled water plant in Kanggye after an incident involving water pollution at Lake Rangrim in the province’s Rangrim Mountains.

  • 29 May 2020 - 07:55 - GLASGOW, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The deferred United Nations climate change summit (COP26) will now take place in Glasgow, Scotland, between 1 and 12 November 2021. The event had been postponed from planned November 2020 dates because of the COVID pandemic. In the meantime the conference venue, the Scottish Exhibition Centre, was repurposed as a hospital facility supporting Scotland’s National Health Service in response to the virus crisis.

  • 28 May 2020 - 10:01 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    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.

  • 28 May 2020 - 10:58 - DAMASCUS, Syria - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Continuing and sporadic water shortages are making hygiene precautions next to impossible in north-east Syria while millions face coronavirus risk amid continued fighting, destroyed infrastructure and lack of critical basic services. Only one of the 16 hospitals in the region is fully functioning, and more than half of all public health centres are out of service.

  • 28 May 2020 - 09:10 - Kyiv, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of Ukraine will not restore water supply to Crimea until Russian-backed armed forces “de-occupy” the region, according to Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

    Further OOSKAnews coverage of water in Ukraine

  • 28 May 2020 - 08:06 - RENO NV, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has indefinitely deferred its 30 year old $15 Billion USD proposal to pump groundwater from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas. The Authority's Board voted unanimously 21 May to revoke its application for a 300-mile right of way from the Bureau of Land Management and the remaining water rights applications that might have made development of a reconfigured project possible in the future. The 30 year old project has been criticised by environmentalists, ranchers, tribes and rural counties as a land grab.

  • 28 May 2020 - 08:14 - AHVAZ, Iran - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Several people are reported to have been injured as Iranian state security forces and local police fired tear gas and rubber bullets 23 May at demonstrators in the city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, who were blocking a highway in protest at the lack of drinking water.

  • 28 May 2020 - 07:43 - RAMALLAH, Palestine Authority - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The head of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) has called on the international community to condemn Israel’s "arbitrary policy of manipulating water supply allotted to West Bank districts", Wafa, the news agency of the Palestinian National Authority, reported 21 May.

  • 28 May 2020 - 07:50 - GENEVA, Switzerand - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) examines linkages between renewable energy and nature and food production and calls for integration of multi-sectoral priorities in the decision making process for renewable energy.

  • 28 May 2020 - 07:31 - Zhorgo, Burkina Faso - Local Press Report

    A number of projects have been the province of Ganzourgou, Burkina Faso as part of the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 26 May 2020 - 11:28 - Edinburgh, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The link to the recorded video of this 27 May aquaNOW Audience will be available soon

    aquaNOW Audience - "Water and Resilient Cities"

    Tune in 2PM UK time Wednesday 27 May here at OOSKAnews for a special live-streamed “aquaNOW Audience”, with the theme "Water and Resilient Cities" (no registration required).

    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 prepare for future stresses and hazards while promoting sustainable development, well-being and inclusive growth, deploying environmental, governmental, economical and societal tools at our disposal.

    Further information on this aquaNOW Audience, theme, panelists and rationale can be found HERE:

  • 25 May 2020 - 10:07 - CAMPECHE - Local Press Report

    Lack of rainfall in southeastern Mexico has depleted at least half of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve’s bodies of water, seriously affecting the region’s indigenous communities and wildlife.

  • 25 May 2020 - 10:00 - Oxford - Local Press Report

    Ethiopia’s Awash River Basin will be hotter, drier and more water stressed.

  • 25 May 2020 - 10:03 - PHNOM PENH - Local Press Report

    The European Investment Bank secured a EUR 12.7 million grant from the European Union for the construction of the Bakheng Water Treatment Plant and 500km of water distribution network in the Cambod

  • 25 May 2020 - 10:05 - TORONTO - Local Press Report

    The new Canada Water Agency—a mandated commitment of the federal government—will provide much-needed solutions to the emerging water crisis, according to Tom Axworthy, chair of a national water pol

  • 25 May 2020 - 10:01 - Dübendorf - Local Press Report

    As many as 220 million people around the world may be at risk of drinking arsenic-contaminated groundwater, a new study finds.

  • 25 May 2020 - 10:03 - Canberra - Local Press Report

    Mining companies could more accurately pinpoint reserves of valuable minerals using a new water-tasting approach developed by the national science agency, CSIRO, in research supported by the Minera

  • 25 May 2020 - 10:06 - BRUSSELS - Local Press Report

    Farmers have been warning it would happen for some time, now the water shortage in all of Flanders has reached the back gardens of Overijse, Tervuren and 12 other communes in Flemish Brabant surrou

  • 25 May 2020 - 10:02 - TOKYO - Local Press Report

    Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo.


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