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17 Jun 2020 - 06:52 - ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Staff - Water Diplomat
Multinational consumer goods company Unilever has announced creation of a new Climate & Nature Fund with a commitment to invest $1.1 Billion USD across all brands over the next ten years.
The new range of measures, announced 15 June, is described as being designed to improve health of the planet through decisive action to fight climate change, and protect and regenerate nature. Programmes will be directed at landscape restoration, reforestation, carbon sequestration, wildlife protection and water preservation. Unilever intends to work with stakeholders and governments and to improve access to water, especially in water-stressed areas.
17 Jun 2020 - 06:54 - Phnom Penh - Local Press Report
City planners are studying flood solutions for some areas of the capital that flood during heavy rains.
17 Jun 2020 - 06:56 - Medellin - Local Press Report
Through their Sustainable Urban Interventions Department (DIUS), EPM, Medellin's public utility, analyzed 144 water tanks "based on aspects like usable land, population density, the neighboring community's needs, geological restrictions, the expansion of the aqueduct, and the surrounding area."
17 Jun 2020 - 06:57 - BULAWAYO - Local Press Report
An outbreak of water borne diseases has struck Bulawayo's Luveve township leaving an unnamed number of people dead and others hospitalized.
17 Jun 2020 - 06:58 - LILONGWE - Local Press Report
Malawi High Commissioner for India, George Mkondiwa on Friday, June 12, signed a US$215.68 million Line of Credit (LoC) for drinking water supply projects in Blantyre and Southern Region Water Boards.
16 Jun 2020 - 14:13 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
New funding has been confirmed for operation support and maintenance of the North Gaza wastewater treatment plant. The World Bank announced new funding of $10 Million USD 10 June for four years, and is further supported with $3.7 Million USD from the Partnership for Infrastructure Development Multi-Donor Trust Fund.
16 Jun 2020 - 14:06 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), which will be deployed on the Moon in late 2023 to prospect for water ice that could support future human missions, will be delivered by US space robotics technology Astrobotic Technology.
VIPER will investigate the moon for 100 days, roving over several miles and sampling various soil environments. In addition, the rover will take core samples of up to three feet.
16 Jun 2020 - 09:49 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - Staff - Water Diplomat
NGO European Water Association's (EWA) “Water Manifesto 2020” identifies current challenges for water management in Europe and presents corresponding sustainable solutions in four critical themes:
- Nature-based Solutions to Respond to Climate Change
- Financing Investment in Water Services
- Asset Management and Digitalisation of Water Infrastructure
- Boosting Water Demand Management
16 Jun 2020 - 09:36 - OTTAWA, Canada - Staff - Water Diplomat
The "Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Collaborative" has called on the Canadian government to implement a proposed $1.6 Billion USD Action Plan to address some of the greatest environmental challenges facing the region over the next ten years.
16 Jun 2020 - 09:26 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The World Bank has approved $27.4 Million USD in financial support for Kosovo’s Fostering and Leveraging Opportunities for Water Security Program (FLOWS). A 10 June announcement describes the programme's aims to strengthen Kosovo’s capacity for managing water security at the national level and to improve water security in the driest region of Morava e Binces basin, in particular.
16 Jun 2020 - 09:10 - KABUL - Local Press Report
As lockdown measures imposed in March take their toll on Afghanistan's workforce, the government is employing more than 40,000 jobless workers to rehabilitate groundwater supplies for its fast-grow
16 Jun 2020 - 09:12 - VANCOUVER - Local Press Report
The operator of the Trans Mountain Pipeline estimates that between 940 and 1,195 barrels of oil were spilled at Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, B.C., early Saturday morning.
16 Jun 2020 - 09:14 - KINGSTON - Local Press Report
The National Water Commission (NWC) says the supply of water to several communities in the Corporate Area should improve with the new Ferry 600-millimetre diameter pipeline.
16 Jun 2020 - 09:15 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
An environmental offence case was launched against employees companies Norilsk Nickel and Mekhanobr Engineering over wastewater discharge to Tomulakh river in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Krai, the Investi
16 Jun 2020 - 09:09 - RIYADH - Local Press Report
Saudi Arabia's National Water Company (NWC) has launched four vital water and wastewater projects in Damman city at a total value exceeding SAR 107 million.
16 Jun 2020 - 09:11 - NUR-SULTAN - Local Press Report
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the high-level officials and experts from Central Asia, the European Union and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) discussed further coopera
16 Jun 2020 - 09:13 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report
Since the establishment of the National Command Centre at Rand Water, an agency of the Department of Water and Sanitation, almost 19,000 water storage tanks and 1,299 water delivery tankers have be
15 Jun 2020 - 08:22 - SAN FRANCISCO CA - Local Press Report
About 200 million Americans, nearly two-thirds of the population, drink water containing fluoride to fight tooth decay.
15 Jun 2020 - 08:24 - ROTTERDAM - Local Press Report
Dutch water supply company Evides Waterbedrijf NV on Tuesday said it has commissioned a 1.63-MWp partially-floating solar power facility at a water reservoir near Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
15 Jun 2020 - 08:18 - BERLIN - Local Press Report
The American automaker Tesla has revised its application for approval of its planned gigafactory in Grünheide near Berlin.