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19 May 2020 - 05:17 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Climate change has increased the risk of a huge landslide in an Alaskan fjord that could cause a catastrophic tsunami, scientists said Thursday.
19 May 2020 - 05:11 - THE HAGUE - Local Press Report
Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is being postponed and will now take place on 9-14 May 2021.
19 May 2020 - 05:12 - GENEVA - Local Press Report
Tropical cyclone Amphan intensified rapidly in the Bay of Bengal to become a “Super Cyclonic Storm” – the equivalent of a strong Category 4/weak Category 5 on the Saffir Simpson scale.
19 May 2020 - 05:15 - MUNICH - Local Press Report
The world will likely never be the same again after the covid-19 pandemic – too much has changed for us personally, socially and culturally.
18 May 2020 - 10:29 - DAMASCUS, Syria - OOSKAnews Correspondent
For the sixth time since October, actoins by Turkey and Sunni rebel allies cut water service from the Allouk (Alok) pumping station 7 May.
Water authorities sent out an alert asking households to manage water consumption but the action will hamper efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the region at risk. Supply was subsequently resumed but only at about 40 percent capacity.
18 May 2020 - 08:29 - TRIPOLI, Libya - Staff - Water Diplomat
Authorities of Libya’s Man-Made River Project (MMR) have announced the 15 May return of electricity supply to all of its wells and fields in the Hassouna System, and Sahil Al-Jafara, resulting in resumption of water supply to Tripoli and surrounding areas.
Electricity supply has been re-established after a week-long stoppage caused by armed attacks described as the worst in several weeks of fighting in and around the city.
Multiple United Nations agencies urged parties to the conflict to protect vital water supply facilities in the country last week. “We are acutely alarmed that water facilities have been deliberately targeted or indiscriminately attacked. This affects thousands of women and children and impedes efforts to implement basic virus prevention measures, such as hand-washing”, said representatives from OCHA, UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR, WFP, WHO, UNFPA in a 13 May joint statement.
18 May 2020 - 08:36 - LONDON - Local Press Report
Boris Johnson has been rebuked after falsely suggesting that Covid-19 could be in the UK water supply.
18 May 2020 - 08:39 - FOZ DO IGUACU - Local Press Report
The world's largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipu Plant announced that starting next Monday, May 18, it will open its spillway to help Paraguay and Argentina, which are suffering from a dro
18 May 2020 - 08:32 - HONG KONG - Local Press Report
Israel will review a Hong Kong-based company’s involvement in a major infrastructure project after a warning from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about rising Chinese influence.
18 May 2020 - 08:33 - ADDIS ABABA - Local Press Report
Ethiopia has signed a deal to build a new dam along with other works for 2.5 billion Ethiopian birr ($76 million).
18 May 2020 - 08:35 - KYIV - Local Press Report
Optimizing the use of available water resources by all economic entities and providing the population with quality drinking water is a matter of state security in the context of climate change, the
18 May 2020 - 08:37 - LENINGRAD - Local Press Report
This toxic environment has been created by lobbyists, corporations and politicians, who refuse to entertain the possibility that the dumping of vast amounts of untreated animal waste on Russian soi
18 May 2020 - 08:31 - RONDEBOSCH - Local Press Report
Energy storage will be a key component in accelerating global efforts to meet the ambitious climate mitigation and sustainable development goals set under the Paris Agreement.
18 May 2020 - 08:32 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report
PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has built an extensive drainage system to hold rainwater, and is using IoT sensors to keep it there.
18 May 2020 - 08:34 - TEL AVIV - Local Press Report
Israeli forces demolished this morning animal barns and seized water pipes in al-Ras al-Ahmar and al-Buqeiah villages in the northern Jordan Valley, according to human rights defender Aref Daraghme
18 May 2020 - 08:36 - DUBLIN - Local Press Report
The European Commission has threatened to take Ireland to court over the quality of Irish drinking water.
18 May 2020 - 08:38 - ISPRA - Local Press Report
Extreme sea levels (ESLs) in Europe could rise by as much as one metre or more by the end of this century due to climate change. This poses significant challenges to safeguard coastal communities.
18 May 2020 - 07:14 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
In defiance of a court order The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will not impose limits on the toxic water contaminant perchlorate, used in rocket fuel, which is associated with fetal and infant brain damage, it was reported last week.
The Obama administration announced plans in 2011 to regulate the chemical, but this plan has met resistance from the US Defense Department and military contractors.
18 May 2020 - 07:42 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report
Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed on Monday that all the prep work for the Diamer-Bhasha dam has been completed and the project was ready for construction.
18 May 2020 - 07:59 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Staff - Water Diplomat
The President of Zimbabwe has intervened in the water shortage crisis engulfing the country’s second city of Bulawayo. Emmerson Mnangagwa said last week that the water problems must be addressed “as a matter of urgency” following an announcement by Bulawayo City Council (BCC) that residents will now receive running water only once a week.
BCC said 15 May that it had decommissioned its third supply dam, Lower Ncema, making it the third to be decommissioned after Upper Ncema and Umzingwane dams. The development leaves Insiza, Inyankuni and Mtshabezi dams supplying the city with 94 megalitres (ML) of water per day against the daily average demand of 155 ML. The reduced water supply has necessitated a 144-hour weekly water shedding programme.