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30 Sep 2018 - 10:13 - PANAJI - Local Press Report
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Portuguese Environment Ministry and the Public Works Department of Goa will help the State manage its water resources better, Portugal Environ
30 Sep 2018 - 10:13 - MANILA - Local Press Report
The Philippines and China are firming up financing agreements for infrastructure projects under the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program in time for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Ma
30 Sep 2018 - 09:50 - KAMPALA - Local Press Report
Several Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activists have come up to advocate for the Pay Per Fetch model, a system where money for water is collected on a pay-as-you-fetch basis from everyone an
30 Sep 2018 - 09:50 - TOKYO - Local Press Report
Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government had said that treatment of the water had removed all radioactive elements except tritium, which experts say is safe in small amounts.
30 Sep 2018 - 09:50 - MOMBASA - Local Press Report
Mombasa County’s reliance on its neighbours for fresh drinking water has exposed the soft underbelly of the tourist haven.
30 Sep 2018 - 09:50 - SANGHAR - Local Press Report
Scores of drought-stricken residents of Achhro Thar, an extended part of Thar proper, have demanded the Sindh government should immediately supply them water and fodder for their starving livestock
30 Sep 2018 - 09:50 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report
The ANC is claiming victory in its lawsuit over exorbitant water tariffs against the city, which apparently conceded to its demands.
30 Sep 2018 - 09:50 - BASRA - Local Press Report
Sweet Iraqi dates adorn tables in homes across the country, but the fruit tree and national symbol has come under threat from conflict and crippling drought.
30 Sep 2018 - 09:50 - ABUJA - Local Press Report
Nearly 200 people have died in flooding caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria.
27 Sep 2018 - 08:26 - CORVALLIS, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank, describes the state of the art of assessing climate change risk for water and coastal regions.
Matthews’ work integrates technical and policy knowledge for climate adaptation for practical implementation. John has worked globally on these issues since 2007 and has authored many publications on adaptive management for water infrastructure and ecosystems. He has a PhD in ecology from the University of Texas and is based in the United States.
Last April, I received an email from a United Nations Frmework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agency called the Consultative Group of Experts or CGE. The CGE organizes and hosts workshops on technical and policy topics for the national liaisons for the member states of the UNFCCC. Could I support three regional workshops — Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia, the Pacific region, and eastern Europe and the Middle East — on the state of the art for assessing climate risk for both the water sector and for coastal regions?
My first thought was that this was not the kind of question you say no to. I had never heard of the CGE before, but some research showed that their workshops span a wide range of topics. Some focus on administrative areas, but some are more detailed and narrow. CGE finds suitable speakers — the “experts” in CGE — but largely allows these speakers to structure the substance of the topic. The attendees for the climate risk workshops would be national focal points on climate adaptation. Of course, I accepted immediately.
27 Sep 2018 - 07:06 - VIENNA, Austria - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Trends in European water quality and flood management and associated legal frameworks, pollution from microplastics and pharmaceuticals and the impacts of climate change were discussed at last week
27 Sep 2018 - 06:40 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests with severe consequences for our future unless urgent action is taken to ensure their survival, warns a new report by the Ramsar Convention
27 Sep 2018 - 06:53 - PRESTON - Local Press Report
On September 26, three environmental activists, believed to be the the first, received jail sentences for an anti-fracking protest in the UK.
27 Sep 2018 - 06:53 - PUTRAJAYA - Local Press Report
Singapore's Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) has requested that a study on factors affecting the Johor River is completed to ensure a "resilient water supply for Singapore and Joh
27 Sep 2018 - 06:53 - BEIRUT - Local Press Report
Lebanese caretaker Industry Minister said Wednesday that his ministry has closed 27 factories that do not comply with environmental standards since the start of this year.
26 Sep 2018 - 09:27 - Abuja, Nigeria - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A recent cholera outbreak in the northeast of Nigeria has killed nearly 100 people in recent weeks, and recorded cases in the states of Yobe and Borno has exceeded 3,000 as the region continues to
26 Sep 2018 - 08:21 - SAN DIEGO, United States - OOSKAnews Info
The top three countries with the most to lose economically from climate change are the United States, India and Saudi Arabia, according to new research.
26 Sep 2018 - 08:44 - London, UK - OOSKAnews Correspondent
One in four large cities presently experience water stress, yet water demand is projected to increase 55 Percent by 2050 meaning cities are set to face increasing supply challenges. A new report by international engineering and consultancy Arup examines approaches to reversing the water pressures faced by cities around the world and presents an economic pathway for addressing the challenges of urban population growth and climate change on the water system.
26 Sep 2018 - 07:34 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Hospitals in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare are facing serious water shortages amid a cholera outbreak which has now killed more than 45 people and infected around 6,000 in the country.
26 Sep 2018 - 06:34 - NEW YORK, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
In an open letter to UN member governments, more than 57 faith leaders from across the globe have challenged UN member governments about the exclusion of 40.5 million internally displaced people from the new Global Compact on Refugees. The Compact applies only to people who have been forced to flee across borders and ignores the plight of those displaced within their own countries.