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  • 22 Sep 2019 - 00:23 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and 23 co-signing entities have called for “wise and resilient water management [that] offers a pathway for integrated and transformative action t

  • 22 Sep 2019 - 00:41 - New York, United States - TWD Staff

    Asako Okai, Assistant Secretary General & Director, UNDP Crisis Bureau, spoke this week of the need for addressing climate-related security risks through concrete action at an event in advance

  • 19 Sep 2019 - 05:27 - Edinburgh, Scotland - TWD Staff

    Jordi Surkin, Conservation Director of WWF Bolivia, is in conversation with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview.

    The conversation was recorded at the start of September 2019 as the full extent and impact of devastating fires in the climate-crucial Amazon Basin had become clear, and reached the front pages of mainstream media around the world as a contentious issue at the G7 Summit.

    Those fires continue to rage, devastating ecosystems vital to natural freshwater systems. Opprobrium for the global tragedy has been aimed at the government of Brazil’s climate change skeptic President Jair Bolsonaro, whose administration has relaxed environmental enforcement standards, resulting in widespread arson by agriculturalists.

    What are the environmental impacts, climate impacts and water impacts?

    Surkin joined WWF over six years ago. He is conservation director for WWF Bolivia but he has had regional, Amazon wide and international roles in the network. Through these roles he has worked on freshwater, climate change adaptation, forest based economic opportunities, private sector engagement, species, forest friendly roads, hydropower and others. He has worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International (CI), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), international cooperation agencies such as the European Union (EU), the UK Department for foreign development (DFID) and Denmark's Department for International Development (DANIDA) as well as indigenous organizations. His passion for the environment developed as a result of spending his childhood working for his family in the Pyrenees Mountains in Catalonia, Spain.
  • 18 Sep 2019 - 07:16 - MONACO - Local Press Report

    Governments are meeting in the Principality of Monaco from Friday to approve a new U.N. report that outlines the impacts and risks to nature and humans of dramatically changing oceans, polar regions and glaciers. The report will underscore the crisis we face, with already seen climate impacts increasing in scale, frequency and intensity.

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 07:17 - LUSAKA - Local Press Report

    The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company says it will effect a citywide water rationing process to ensure equitable water supply.

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 07:20 - KUALA LUMPUR - Local Press Report

    Torrential rain fell on Kuala Lumpur on Monday (Sept 16) after cloud seeding efforts took off in the central states of peninsula Malaysia following days of delays due to unsuitable conditions.

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 07:22 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report

    Using artificial intelligence to better manage the environment could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost global GDP by up to US$5 trillion (S$6.9 trillion) and create 38 million jobs by 2030, ac

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 07:15 - IRVINE CA - Local Press Report

    Building dams is one way that African countries are trying to address these myriad issues such as food insecurity and vulnerability to climate change and a number of large and small dams are curren

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 07:17 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report

    The Liberal and Nationals Government is ensuring future water security for inland Australia with today’s launch of the $100 million National Water Grid Authority, delivering on a key 2019 Election

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 07:19 - BALTIMORE MD - Local Press Report

    Achieving a nutritious diet with adequate calories in developing countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use, scientists reported Monday, calling on high

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 07:21 - SAO PAULO - Local Press Report

    Brazilian police are set to announce the first criminal charges against employees of mining giant Vale SA and German safety inspector TÜV SÜD as early as this week over the deadly collapse of a mine-waste dam in January, according to a person familiar with the probe.

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 10:45 - BERLIN, Germany - TWD Staff

    2019's "World Risk Report" identifies water shortages as posing a growing risk to global stability. Securing access to clean water and protection against flooding and tsunamis is critical to safeguarding society against the effects of climate change, according to the Report published this week by the Institute of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict at the University of Bochum, Germany.

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 09:11 - LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new partnership will release as much as $220 Million USD in financing to be directed mostly to flood protection and water resources management projects in the Netherlands. Local Dutch authorities engaged in climate-relevant investments will now be able to benefit from the availability of new financing through a collaboration of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V. (NWB Bank).

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 08:17 - KABUL, Afghanistan - OOSKAnews Info

    Afghanistan's second largest dam, the Dahla, is benefit from almost $349 Million USD in new grant funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and an additional $230 Million USD from the World Bank for rehabilitation and expansion.

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 07:20 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Info

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and partners have announced additional finance for wastewater and drinking water supply projects in central Asia.

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 07:54 - CAIRO, Egypt - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Tripartite ministerial negotiations around the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have stalled, according to the Egyptian ministry of irrigation. A 16 September statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation said that two-day negotiations among the irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan focused on procedural matters but did not address technical aspects, and made no breakthrough on impassses.

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 06:46 - SEATTLE WA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A prestigious award to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a national WASH program has come under fire by activists and public figures. Modi will receive an award from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for the PM's flagship Swachh Bharat campaign which aims to eliminate open defecation in the country through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use.

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 06:58 - SYDNEY NSW - Local Press Report

    Parts of regional NSW could run out of water as early as November as the state faces a drought of "unprecedented proportions".

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 06:53 - GAINESVILLE FL - Local Press Report

    Florida has the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world, but they are being devastated by increasing pollution and drastic declines in water flow.

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 06:55 - TVER - Local Press Report

    Priests in the Russian city of Tver took to the skies this week to save local citizens from drunken craziness by air-bombing the town with holy water.

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