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23 Nov 2020 - 09:04 - LONDON - Local Press Report
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on November 19 finance for the bank’s urban sustainability programme, EBRD Green Cities, is doubling in size with a further €950 million allocated to extend work over the next three years.
23 Nov 2020 - 08:56 - LANSING MI - Local Press Report
Michigan environmental regulators under Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have upheld a controversial permit granted to Nestle Waters North America under the previous Republican administration that allows the company to increase the amount of groundwater it extracts for bottling.
23 Nov 2020 - 08:59 - PLYMOUTH - Local Press Report
Scientists have identified the highest recorded microplastics ever found on Earth – at an altitude of more than 8,000 metres, close to the summit of Mount Everest.
23 Nov 2020 - 08:54 - ROME - Local Press Report
FAO has designed a comprehensive training programme for the technical staff of the Water Resources Information Center - General Commission for Water Resources in Syria.
23 Nov 2020 - 08:57 - TEL AVIV - Local Press Report
Palestinian-Israeli water issue could be resolved now if leaders on both sides give it priority, EcoPeace director says in a new video report.
23 Nov 2020 - 08:59 - JUBA - Local Press Report
The World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday warned that this year's heavy flooding has destroyed harvest in the most affected parts of South Sudan, worsening the already dire food security situation caused by years of conflict.
23 Nov 2020 - 08:55 - BAGHDAD - Local Press Report
Saudi Arabia abandoned a major agricultural investment project being discussed with Iraq in its early stages due to a water deficit, according to the Iraqi government.
23 Nov 2020 - 08:58 - MUSCAT - Local Press Report
South Korean-based global construction heavyweight GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C) has announced that consortiums led by its wholly-owned Spanish subsidiary, GS Inima, have secured mandates to build a pair of major Independent Water Projects (IWPs) in the Sultanate with a combined investment of over $400 million.
22 Nov 2020 - 07:15 - GLASGOW, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat
The World's 450 multilateral development banks have jointly pledged to “support the transformation of the global economy and societies towards sustainable and resilient development”. At a first "Finance in Common" Summit, the banks reaffirmed the need to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and work cooperatively in order to deliver provide the support in each and every country, across the globe.
22 Nov 2020 - 06:51 - WASHINGTON, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The 2020 Annual Report of the Global Water Security Partnership (GWSP) describes activities and impacts achieved for the twelve months through June 2020.
The partnership acknowledges that COVID-19 had a significant impact on its activities and that resources were redirected to helping partners contend with both short- and long-term effects of the pandemic from March 2020. At the same time GWSP continued its efforts to deliver to Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation for all, and to tackle the effects of climate change throughout its networks.
18 Nov 2020 - 07:07 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Singapore’s High Court ruled 16 November that Hyflux, Singapore’s premier water treatment company, is to come under judicial management (JM) immediately. The Board of the company and its founder, Olivia Lum, have lost control.
18 Nov 2020 - 07:22 - EDINBURGH, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
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18 Nov 2020 - 06:12 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New water concession agreements for the two suppliers to Philippnes capital city Manila have been approved by the administration of President Duterte. The terms of the agreements, drafted by four governmental departments in consultation with the Asian Development Bank, were presented to Duterte by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on 11 November.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:05 - LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Staff - Water Diplomat
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved almost $1.2 Trillion USD in support for climate-, biodiversity- and sustainability-focused projects through 2030.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:34 - GENEVA, Switzerland - Staff - Water Diplomat
More than 60 Percent of the world’s school-age children have been, or are, affected by ongoing school closures, with most having missed out on at least one term of learning, says a new report by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which assessed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) readiness of schools in UNHCR-supported refugee camps and settlements.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:47 - KENORA - Local Press Report
A First Nations community in Northern Ontario that was recently evacuated amid a tainted water crisis has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus, its chief confirmed Friday.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:43 - EDINBURGH - Local Press Report
A new draft strategy for the Flow Country peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland could help the case for making the internationally important area a World Heritage Site.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:39 - CAIRO - Local Press Report
Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati signed Nov.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:41 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report
The majority of environmental water redirected from irrigators under the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan isn't being delivered to its intended wetland targets, with private land blocking the
18 Nov 2020 - 06:44 - KATHMANDU - Local Press Report
The Hindu Kush Himalayas may finally get a united eight-country voice to safeguard its ecosystem, if the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan ke