World Water News By
28 Jan 2020 - 08:48 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 is a challenge but represents huge investment opportunity for the private sector through 2030, according to a new report from Standard Chartered Bank.
28 Jan 2020 - 08:41 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Harare city council has suspended three senior water engineers involved in waste water treatment, distribution, and production as well as the chief chemist dlue to “delinquency and allegations of misconduct”, following a report that up to 3 million people in Harare may have been exposed to dangerous toxins that have been found in algae in the Zimbabwe capital's reservoirs.
26 Jan 2020 - 11:19 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Haiti reached the milestone this week of an entire year free from any new cases of deadly waterborne disease cholera following a nine-year long outbreak in the country that affected over 820,00 people and killed close to 10,000.
Marking the milestone, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that the UN deeply regretted “the loss of life and suffering caused” by the epidemic, which began in October 2010, and is widely believed to have been imported by UN peacekeepers.
26 Jan 2020 - 10:03 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are more prevalent in the drinking water of dozens of US cities, with new findings confirming that exposure to the "forever chemicals" has been previously underestimated both by the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental researchers.
26 Jan 2020 - 10:32 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for water crisis victims to sue state and local government officials in Flint, Mich.
26 Jan 2020 - 10:28 - CHANDIGARH - Local Press Report
An all-party meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday demanded reassessment of water availability in the state and said the Centre should ensure that the state's
26 Jan 2020 - 10:29 - SANTIAGO - Local Press Report
Global demand for lithium is expected to triple in six years.
26 Jan 2020 - 10:30 - BUDAPEST - Local Press Report
At Püspökszilágy, a small settlement nestled in the Cserhát Hills of in northern Hungary with just under 900 inhabitants, sudden, intense precipitation events cause flash-flooding every two to five
26 Jan 2020 - 10:31 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report
Parliamentarians and experts underscored here on Thursday the need to open diplomatic channels to address water management issues concerning Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
26 Jan 2020 - 10:33 - KARACHI - Local Press Report
Spelling out the priorities of the provincial government in a meeting with a World Bank (WB) delegation, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah claimed that he had given equal attention to the de
26 Jan 2020 - 09:28 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New research launched on January 21 from World Resources Institute (WRI) has found that securing clean and available water for all by 2030 is achievable and might cost as little as $0.29 USD per person per day from 2015 through 2030. This amounts to about 1 percent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
26 Jan 2020 - 08:45 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
United States President Donald Trump has elaborated on his government's plan to roll back federal protections of water resources, telling the American Farm Bureau Federation 19 January that new water supply rules would “protect the water rights of American farmers and ranchers".
26 Jan 2020 - 08:54 - NAIVASHA, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Women water leaders from Nile Basin countries have called for “more inclusive decision making” in order to mitigate and manage water-related challenges in the region and have called for an enhanced role in decision making, saying that "Evidence from water cooperation and peacebuilding efforts throughout the world has demonstrated that women play an essential role in the provision, management, and safeguarding of water as well as ensuring a more durable peace".
25 Jan 2020 - 09:27 - OAKLAND, California - OOSKAnews CorrespondentSince the 1980s the Pacific Institute has maintained a historical and current database (chronology and map) of cases where water has been a trigger for fighting, has been used as a weapon or been disrupted by human conflict. Recent analysis indicates that such cases have doubled in the last ten years. What is happening? Is this research an indicator / predictor of future water wars particularly in North Africa, the Middle East and India? And where next? How much is climate change a driver of increasing incidence of water-related human conflict? Can new tools help us to future-cast future water conflict? Is the world listening to the alarm bells? We ask Peter Gleick.25 Jan 2020 - 08:26 - CORVALLIS, OR, United States - OOSKAnews CorrespondentMatthews reflects on December 2019’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. Was this a good COP for advocates of consideration of adaptation in the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) process? Was this COP a breakthrough for water? Is water yet embedded in UNFCCC institutional thinking? To what extent has the Greta Thunberg effect improved pupular and political awareness of the challenges of climate change adaptation? Looking forward to COP26 in Glasgow Scotland, Matthews describes a wish-list including creation of a “Glasgow Partnership” to build on, and exceed, the achievements of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action – a mechanism that ensures that non-state actors can influence and engage with the UNFCCC process in a formal way. The Marrakech Partnership is due to end this year.23 Jan 2020 - 11:46 - INVERNESS, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews CorrespondentOOSKAnews will host an "aquaNOW Audience" Thursday 30 January, in Inverness Scotland, to discuss challenges and solutions around pharmaceutical pollution of water resources. The event will be live streamed at www.ooskanews.com from 2PM UK time. This aquaNOW Audience will be held in Inverness at the Centre for Health Science, Inverness, Scotland, there is no cost for attendance.
"Green Meds for Blue Water" will discuss in panel discussion format the challenges of identifying pharma pollution and cleaning it up. These Audiences engage international environmental experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions. Moderator for the panel discussion is publisher of OOSKAnews David Duncan. The event will be filmed before a live audience and streamed online to a global viewership.23 Jan 2020 - 06:48 - MOGADISHU - Local Press Report
The Federal Government of Somalia, the United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched the 2020 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) to provide US$1.03 billion in life-saving assistance23 Jan 2020 - 06:50 - PHNOM PENH - Local Press Report
Japanese firms have been asked to invest in building clean water facilities and supplying clean water-related equipment to Cambodia in line with government sanitation policy.23 Jan 2020 - 06:51 - KUALA LUMPUR - Local Press Report
Japan's leading role in the construction of the multi-billion ringgit raw water tunnel project from Pahang to Selangor has won praise from Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Xavier23 Jan 2020 - 06:45 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
Nearly two and a half years after it had notified the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 for conservation and management of wetlands in the country, the Indian government’s Environm