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28 Feb 2020 - 09:37 - BOULDER CO - Local Press Report
For the first time, researchers have used radar and other tools to accurately measure the volume of snow produced through cloud seeding.
28 Feb 2020 - 09:49 - JAKARTA - Local Press Report
An Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) commissioner has apologized for claiming that women could get pregnant from swimming in the same pool as men.
28 Feb 2020 - 09:52 - CHICAGO IL - Local Press Report
A 19-year-old German climate change sceptic who has been described by her supporters as “the antidote to Greta Thunberg”, is gaining support from right-wing organisations, including Germany’s far-r
28 Feb 2020 - 09:47 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
The Trump administration has unexpectedly halted a project to protect the New York City region from flooding during dangerous storms like Hurricane Sandy — a decision that came six weeks after Pres
25 Feb 2020 - 08:34 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
United States President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “Peace Plan” for the Middle East, revealed 28 January, has come under fire for disregarding the political and economic needs of occupied Palestine and lack of recognition or acknowledgement of one of the most contentious issues that abounds throughout the region: allocation of water resources.
25 Feb 2020 - 07:26 - ADO EKITI - Local Press Report
The federal government has revealed that the menace of open defecation won’t be allowed to constitute a global embarrassment to the nation, saying statistics revealed that over 47 million Nigerian
25 Feb 2020 - 07:32 - AUSTIN TX - Local Press Report
Enough water will come from the ground as a byproduct of oil production from unconventional reservoirs during the coming decades to theoretically counter the need to use fresh water for hydraulic f
25 Feb 2020 - 07:25 - JAKARTA - Local Press Report
The Public Works and Housing Ministry will complete construction on eight major water dams in 2020 as part of the National Strategic Program.
24 Feb 2020 - 08:02 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - Staff - Water Diplomat
The European Union has announced $55 Million USD in support for the Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
24 Feb 2020 - 08:01 - BRAZZAVILLE, Democratic Republic of Congo - Staff - Water Diplomat
Parties to the 1998 Bamako Convention has adopted a new set of decisions to strengthen the Convention at the third Conference of the Parties to the Covention (COP3). The original purposes of the Convention are:
- To prohibit the import of all hazardous and radioactive wastes into the African continent for any reason;
- To minimize and control transboundary movements of hazardous wastes within the African continent.
- To prohibit all ocean and inland water dumping or incineration of hazardous wastes.
- To ensure that disposal of wastes is conducted in an “environmentally sound manner".
- To promote cleaner production over the pursuit of a permissible emissions approach based on assimilative capacity assumptions
- To establish the precautionary principle.
24 Feb 2020 - 08:33 - LONDON, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat
Participants at an international conference to celebrate the “Blue Peace Decade”, held in London, United Kingdom 17-18 February, reflected on the evolution of Blue Peace in the last decade, and brainstormed about possible paths ahead. Speakers discussed “Evolution of Blue Peace: Global and Regional Progress”; “Importance of Data Exchange and Innovative Finance”; “Role of Media in Blue Peace” and “Future Directions”.
24 Feb 2020 - 07:46 - MASERU, Lesotho - Staff - Water Diplomat
NGO Amnesty International has called for a halt to the construction of the Polihali Dam in Lesotho, at least until local communities in the Mokhotlong district have been properly consulted and compensated.
24 Feb 2020 - 06:27 - BAKERSFIELD CA - Local Press Report
President Donald Trump on Wednesday dropped into one of the few regions in California that has embraced his presidency to celebrate new federal rules delivering more water to Central Valley farmers
24 Feb 2020 - 06:30 - VIENNA - Local Press Report
Seasonal pumped hydropower storage (SPHS), an already established yet infrequently used technology, could be an affordable and sustainable solution to store energy and water on an annual scale, acc
24 Feb 2020 - 06:29 - OLYMPIA WA - Local Press Report
Washington state, land of sprawling rainforests and glacier-fed rivers, might soon become the first in the nation to ban water bottling companies from tapping spring-fed sources.
24 Feb 2020 - 06:31 - VIENTIENE - Local Press Report
China on Thursday said it was helping its downstream neighbors cope with a prolonged drought by releasing more water from its dams on the Mekong River, adding it would consider sharing information
21 Feb 2020 - 08:30 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Staff - Water Diplomat
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the Indus River waters shared by Pakistan and India to be used as a “tool for peace and not war".
21 Feb 2020 - 07:46 - FT LAUDERDALE FL - Local Press Report
More than 211 million gallons of sewage has spilled into the waterways and streets of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, killing fish, seeping into houses and prompting the mayor to plead for state and fede
21 Feb 2020 - 07:45 - SEATTLE WA - Local Press Report
Today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he would be committing $10 billion to fight climate change through a new fund called the Bezos Earth Fund.
21 Feb 2020 - 07:47 - AGADIR - Local Press Report
The Agadir desalination project is along the largest projects in the Mediterranean and African region, said on Thursday Director General of the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (O