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26 Oct 2020 - 06:59 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new study by US think tank the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that more than 200 million Americans could have the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in their drinking water at a concentration of 1 part per trillion (ppt) or higher.
21 Oct 2020 - 09:27 - GENEVA, Switzerland - Staff - Water Diplomat
A call for abstracts has been issued for a planned multi-volume book series that will focus on key themes in transboundary freshwater management.
21 Oct 2020 - 08:17 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Contamination of raw water sources has caused another disruption of water supply to more than a million water users in and around Kuala Lumpur. This is the third time service has been cut this year, the second time in less than two months and it comes during a COVID-19 lockdown that is expected to last at least through 27 October.
21 Oct 2020 - 06:00 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its federal partners wrapped up a week focused on federal coordination on water issues by announcing designees for the Water Subcabinet, established by President Trump’s Executive Order on “Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure.”
21 Oct 2020 - 06:03 - PRESTON - Local Press Report
We may be a nation of tea lovers, but apparently lots of Brits still don't know how to make a brew properly.
21 Oct 2020 - 06:06 - HOUSTON TX - Local Press Report
NASA has awarded Intuitive Machines of Houston approximately $47 million to deliver a drill combined with a mass spectrometer to the Moon by December 2022 under the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.
21 Oct 2020 - 06:01 - ELISTA - Local Press Report
Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of a reservoir in southern Russia’s republic of Kalmykia this weekend, prompting fears of an environmental disaster.
21 Oct 2020 - 06:05 - NORILSK - Local Press Report
The Norilsk City Court in the Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia’s North on Monday sentenced ex-Mayor of Norilsk Rinat Akhmetchin to 6 months of community service with a 15% wage deduction for negligence as to a fuel spillage in the region.
21 Oct 2020 - 06:08 - WALVIS BAY - Local Press Report
Founding President Sam Nujoma says the Atlantic Ocean is Namibia’s gateway to accelerate food security and become a major player in green technological advancement, simultaneously addressing the country’s water shortages.
21 Oct 2020 - 05:57 - BRISTOL - Local Press Report
New research has precisely captured the dramatic erosional effect of rainfall, showing how it sculpts peaks and valleys over millions of years.
21 Oct 2020 - 05:56 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
The Delhi government is emphasising on increasing the usage of treated water for activities other than drinking.
21 Oct 2020 - 05:58 - DUBAI - Local Press Report
UAE clean energy firm Masdar may invest in renewable projects in Israel, its CEO said Oct. 19, as the Gulf country seeks to expand its commercial ties with its partners in a peace agreement.
21 Oct 2020 - 05:57 - RAMALLAH - Local Press Report
Israeli settlers on Monday drowned Palestinian citizens’ lands in the village of Deir Al-Hatab, east of Nablus, with wastewater.
19 Oct 2020 - 08:10 - NEW YORK NY, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority as a vital first line of defense, especially against the COVID-19 virus.
19 Oct 2020 - 08:39 - Basra, Iraq - Staff - Water Diplomat
New satellite mapping of the canal system of Basra, Iraq, reveals an environmental disaster in the waterways.
A study deploying United Nation's Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) technology, conducted by REACH, highlights and emphasises the deterioration in this vital infrastructure. Additional, on-the-ground, investigation is required to understand the full extent of the solid waste incursion and resultant pollution.
19 Oct 2020 - 08:16 - PALO ALTO CA, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The US hydropower industry and environmental and river conservation communities are to collaborate on a “shared task” that will “chart hydropower’s role in a clean energy future in a way that also supports healthy rivers”.
19 Oct 2020 - 08:25 - NEW YORK NY, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The need for enhanced hygiene practices due to COVID-19 resulted in women and girls, mostly girls under the age of 14, traveling more frequently to collect water, further exposing them to violence.
The report, published by the International Rescue Committee, details violence against women in 15 African countries after COVID19 was declared a pandemic.
19 Oct 2020 - 08:33 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat
Conservation groups from over 50 countries have asked the United Nations Secretary General to call on Member States to commit to an initial $500 Billion USD fund to protect the natural world.
The launch of the new campaign, Our One Home, by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) coincided with thel United Nations Summit on Biodiversity on 30 September.
18 Oct 2020 - 08:11 - ABUJA - Local Press Report
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has advised West African countries to take into consideration gender perspective in formulating their national water policies.
18 Oct 2020 - 08:05 - OXFORD - Local Press Report
When construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is completed, the Nile will have two of the world’s largest dams—the High Aswan Dam (HAD) and the GERD—in two different countries (Egypt and Ethiopia).