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  • 15 Jul 2020 - 09:38 - DHAKA - Local Press Report

    A third of Bangladesh is underwater after some of the heaviest rains in a decade, officials said. Almost four million people have also been hit by monsoon floods in South Asia.

  • 15 Jul 2020 - 08:30 - GENEVA, Switzerland - Staff - Water Diplomat

    A new policy report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) explores how people deal with the combination of conflict and climate risks, and how they cope and adapt. The report suggests ways that the humanitarian sector can adjust and adapt to address these risks and makes an urgent call for strengthening climate action and finance in countries affected by conflict.

  • 15 Jul 2020 - 07:25 - NEW YORK NY, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined UN-Water Chair, Gilbert Huongbo 9 July in the launch of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) Global Acceleration Framework. SDG 6, one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, calls for clean water and sanitation for all people.

  • 15 Jul 2020 - 07:00 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The saga of financially distressed Singapore environmental services company Hyflux Ltd took another turn 10 July, with a new offer from yet another potential “white knight” investor, as Singapore-based Unilegend Investments approached Hyflux on behalf of an unnamed client that is purported to have interests in clean energy and water.

    More OOSKAnews coverage of Hyflux Ltd (148 items)

  • 15 Jul 2020 - 07:30 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced the latest round of up to $6 Billion USD in funding under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).

    The programme will accelerate investment in critical water infrastructure that supports both large and small communities. To access the federal funds, the project must raise equal funding from state and municipal sources. It is expected that the programme will create about 35,000 jobs.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 11:01 - LONDON, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat

    International credit ratings agency Fitch has warned that water scarcity is the greatest emerging risk in the mining and metals sector. A new report, issued 8 July, identifies that localised water shortages and competition for water resources are likely to increase in coming decades and this constraint will increase the challenges related to production of battery and low-carbon technologies that rely on exotic metals.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 11:07 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - Staff - Water Diplomat

    The European Union has announced launch of an audit of the impact of the EU agricultural policy on the sustainable use of water. A 7 July Preview cites that about 25 percent of all freshwater abstraction in the EU is used on farmland and, in some locations, as much as up to 40 percent. About 10 percent of all farmland is equipped for irrigation.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:24 - ZURICH - Local Press Report

    In 30 years, almost a quarter of the world's lowland population will strongly depend on runoff from the mountains.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:28 - BAGHDAD - Local Press Report

    Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Mehdi Rashid Al-Hamdani called this week for expediting joint technical negotiations with Turkey to reach an agreement that guarantees Iraq’s water rights on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:31 - MUMBAI - Local Press Report

    Karnataka and Maharashtra are going to set up a joint committee to manage floods in the Krishna river basin during the monsoon, when heavy rains lash both states.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:20 - BEIJING - Local Press Report

    As the fishing ban in the Yangtze River basin is an important measure to protect the river and improve the ecological environment, a government circular has called on local governments to make targeted plans to relocate fishermen and help them find new jobs, while increasing fiscal funds to ensure subsidies for the affected.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:23 - HAVELOCK NORTH - Local Press Report

    This morning at Havelock North, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced a $761 million package to kick-start urgent work to bring drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure up to scratch.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:26 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report

    Uralchem, one of Russia's largest producers of mineral fertilizers, said on Wednesday that it had decided to halt production at the Azot plant in Russian Perm Territory due to the pollution of the Kama River with calcium chlorides, and also alerted the environmental authorities.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:30 - RIYADH - Local Press Report

    Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli said that the new water law aims to conserve, develop, and protect water sources as well as to ensure their sustainability and management.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:32 - BRASILIA - Local Press Report

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday vetoed provisions of a law that obligated the federal government to provide drinking water, disinfectants, and a guarantee of hospital beds to indigenous communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:46 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat

    New World Bank funding totalling $157 Million USD will be directed to the Malawi Watershed Services Improvement Project (MWASIP) that will restore degraded land and forest cover in order to improve availability and quality of water resources.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:19 - BAGHDAD - Local Press Report

    As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:22 - SOFIA - Local Press Report

    Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition said that on Thursday it launched a probe into an alleged abuse of a stronger bargaining position by the water utility company serving the Bulgarian capital Sofia - Sofiyska Voda.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:25 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    A total of 352 facilities, including fossil fuel companies, water treatment plants and schools, made use of the EPA's relaxation of Clean Water Act requirements.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:29 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report

    As the relationship between Canberra and Beijing sours, distrust of China and concerns about drought and water shortages have fuelled talk that China is buying up Australia’s water sources with malicious intent. Water first became a tradeable commodity in some parts of Australia in the 1980s, but over the years the market has grown into an industry worth A$3 billion (US$2.08 billion) a year – the largest of its kind in the world.

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