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17 Sep 2019 - 06:56 - MOROTO - Local Press Report
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Thursday witnessed the signing of an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace and development among Turkana, Pokot and Karamojong communities.
17 Sep 2019 - 06:58 - GENEVA - Local Press Report
According to a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, which compiles data on diaspora from governments, the United Nations, and media reports, a record number of disasters displaced people from their homes and communities in the first half of 2019.
17 Sep 2019 - 05:52 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
US Government agencies of President Donald Trump's administration have finalized repeal of a 2015 rule that defined “waters of the United States”, and recodified the preceeding regulatory text. The effect of the repeal is to loosen regulations protecting categories of streams and wetlands against pollution. A government press release dscribed the action as correcting a “regulatory patchwork” of “two competing Clean Water Act regulations” that had created “regulatory uncertainty”.
15 Sep 2019 - 12:20 - ABERDEEN, Scotland - TWD Staff
Scotland’s James Hutton Institute hosted the first of a new series of aquaNOW Audiences 11 September, at the Institute’s spectacular Craigiebuckler campus home of world-leading environmental research.
An eclectic international and Scottish panel discussed opportunities offered by the recent announcement that Glasgow, Scotland, will co-host the 2020 UN Climate Change conference (COP 26, the Scottish COP?); the role of nation states in addressing global water, and water-related challenges; the "value of water"; ways to engage popular and political discourse around water resources management beyond the "water industry".
The theme of the 11 September event was “The Philosophy of a Hydro Nation”.aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions, filmed before a live audience and streamed online to a global viewership. Scotland's Hydro Nation vision builds on recognition that water is of central importance to the economy of Scotland, both as a sector in its own right and as a critical resource in Scotland’s manufacturing, agriculture, food and drink, tourism and energy sectors. The aim of the Hydro Nation is to maximize the value of these resources in every sense, whether that be the contribution they make to the economy, or in how the quality of the country’s water environment contributes to citizens’ overall wellbeing and sense of national identity. This approach to water, and climate change is understood to be unique to Scotland.15 Sep 2019 - 08:19 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - TWD Staff
The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) has published a report calling on governments and businesses to take action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions based on new research findings. The report explains that climate adaptation can deliver a “triple dividend” by avoiding future losses, generating positive economic gains through innovation, and delivering additional social and environmental benefits.15 Sep 2019 - 08:48 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mara Tignino of Geneva Water Hub speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” video interview. The subject is the "Geneva List" of legal principles on protection of water infrastructure.Tignino, Reader at the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva and Lead Legal Specialist of the Platform for International Water Law at the Geneva Water Hub, describes the background and rationale for the "Geneva List", the first reference document to systematize the main rules applicable to the protection of water infrastructure during armed conflicts, specifically in the conduct of hostilities, as well as in pre-conflict and post-conflict situations, setting forth good practices.Tignino has been Visiting Professor at Renmin University of China, the University of Barcelona, the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) and the Catholic University of Lille. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. Tignino acts as an expert and legal adviser for States and international organisations. In 2017, she was awarded with the prize "Women Peacebuilders for Water" from the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy. She is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Interest Group of “International Business and Human Rights” of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), is a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and is co-chair of the Interest Group on Water of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association15 Sep 2019 - 07:13 - OSLO, Norway - TWD Staff
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has warned that a combination of drought, conflict and general insecurity in 2019 has forced almost 250,000 people into migrating from their homes in Somalia. The Council further warns that the numbers will increase if humanitarian assistance remains under-funded.15 Sep 2019 - 07:29 - TOKYO, Japan - TWD Staff
Yoshiaki Harada, Japan’s environment minister, commenting on Tokyo Electric Power's (TEPCO) lack of storage capacity for contaminated Fukushima water, has said "The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it". In a 10 September 10 news briefing, Harada said "The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion." He did not reveal how much of the stored water would be released.12 Sep 2019 - 13:11 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
As a Pentagon task force looks into unsafe drinking water on its installations, a new list of Army posts has been added to the roster of bases where per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances have been fo12 Sep 2019 - 13:04 - DUBLIN - Local Press Report
A bug that causes serious stomach illness was found in 25 public water supplies around the country last year.12 Sep 2019 - 13:07 - ABU DHABI - Local Press Report
Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec) finalised a Dh3.27 billion deal with Saudi Arabia's Acwa Power to build a desalination facility at Taweelah with a production capacity over 900,000 cub12 Sep 2019 - 13:10 - NEW BRUNSWICK NJ - Local Press Report
Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected.12 Sep 2019 - 13:14 - MAASTRICHT - Local Press Report
River water companies situated around the Maas, united in RIWA-Maas, are very concerned about a looming shortage of drinking water from the Maas.12 Sep 2019 - 13:06 - LONDON - Local Press Report
After two years of debate and consultations, the gold sector has come up with a set of global principles that set out clear expectations for investors and downstream users of what constitutes respo12 Sep 2019 - 13:16 - LUSAKA - Local Press Report
The construction of the US$ 449 million Kafulafuta Water Supply System Project has reached 55 per cent. His Excellency, Mr.10 Sep 2019 - 06:16 - ABERDEEN, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent10 Sep 2019 - 05:08 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace was launched in 2015 with the task of developing a set of proposals aimed at strengthening the global framework to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts, facilitating the use of water as an important factor of building peace and enhancing the relevance of water issues in national and global policy making. The Panel submitted its Report “A Matter of Survival” to the United Nations and the international community in September 2017.9 Sep 2019 - 13:46 - Aberdeen, Scotland - OOSKAnews Info
Scotland’s James Hutton Institute will host the first of the new series of Audiences at the Institute’s spectacular Craigiebuckler campus home of world-leading environmental research.
aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions, filmed before a live audience and streamed online to a global viewership.9 Sep 2019 - 11:30 - CLUJ, Romania - OOSKAnews Info
The European Union’s Cohesion Fund has invested $304 Million USD to improve water treatment facilities in the city of Cluj and county of Sălaj in north-western Romania.9 Sep 2019 - 05:38 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) drew widespread ire on Wednesday after he tweeted a video of himself drinking from a fountain attached to a toilet in a bid to show conditions inside migrant detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border aren’t that bad.