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4 Jun 2020 - 05:06 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
States have less say in issuing Clean Water Act permits under an EPA rule finalized Monday as the Trump administration and conservative lawmakers seek to speed energy projects.
4 Jun 2020 - 05:08 - JAKARTA - Local Press Report
The government aims to provide additional clean water access for 3.9 million residents in the dense Greater Jakarta region by 2023 by developing the Ir. H.
4 Jun 2020 - 05:02 - MIDLAND MI - Local Press Report
When the Edenville Dam failed this month, sending a torrent of water into Midland, Michigan officials were waiting for an overdue report to prove a dam deemed dangerous for decades didn’t meet stat
4 Jun 2020 - 05:03 - PRETORIA - Local Press Report
The South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) has written to President Ramaphosa to advise him to focus infrastructure investment in the Post-Covid19 period on projects that will support jobs and
2 Jun 2020 - 09:19 - ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Staff - Water Diplomat
The government of Ethiopia has described preparations for land clearing behind the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) ahead of commencing filling its Blue Nile reservoir with water in July.
Bashir Abdel Rahim, Director General of Ethiopia’s Job Creation Agency said 30 June that more than 2,000 workers will be deployed to remove trees, shrubs and stones from the land behind the dam, with a total of 1,000 hectares to be cleared within 45 days.
Previously on 21 May, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed to resume technical discussions on filling the dam after virtual talks between Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
29 May 2020 - 09:54 - EDINBURGH, Scotland - Staff - Water Diplomat
Livestreamed and Recorded 27 May, 2020 - CLICK HERE to watch "Water and Resilient Cities", an aquaNOW AudienceOur 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:
29 May 2020 - 08:26 - KANGGYE - Local Press Report
- 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”
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 - Staff - Water Diplomat
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 - Staff - Water Diplomat
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 - Staff - Water Diplomat
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 - Staff - Water Diplomat
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.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 - Staff - Water Diplomat
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 - Staff - Water Diplomat
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 - Staff - Water Diplomat
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.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 - Addis ABABA - 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