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3 Sep 2020 - 16:46 - RIYADH - Local Press Report
The SAFER Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), which owns the derelict Safer oil tanker that is anchored off Hodeidah’s coastline, confirmed the need to discharge the oil on board the rundown vessel before an environmental catastrophe takes place. Safer holds around 1.1 million oil barrels on board.
2 Sep 2020 - 13:44 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Staff - Water Diplomat
Water security challenges, and related instances of human conflict, are increasing across the world as populations grow, economies expand, and climate change begins to impact the hydrological cycle, says a new report published 2 September.
“Ending Conflicts Over Water: Solutions to Water and Security Challenges”, which has been produced by authors from the World Resources Institute (Charles Iceland; Ayushi Trivedi) and the Pacific Institute (Peter Gleick) with the Water, Peace and Security Partnership, describes a global rise in water-related conflict, observing political instability and intensifying driving factors, including population growth, economic expansion, severe and prolonged drought, climate change, pollution, the destruction of natural landscapes, upstream infrastructure development (such as dams and diversions), inefficient water use in agriculture, poor water resources management and weak institutions.
2 Sep 2020 - 11:13 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Staff - Water Diplomat
A Stockholm World Water Week session on “Urban Water Resilience Under COVID-19: What happens next?" on August 27 brought together water system leaders primarily from cities in the global south to focus on the challenges and corresponding lessons learned in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the context of the current world health crisis, the session was convened virtually under the event's 2020 rubric "WaterWeek@Home".
An "OOSKAnews Voices" preview of the discussion, and relating issues can be found here.
2 Sep 2020 - 10:17 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Staff - Water Diplomat
A new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) designed to deliver skills and knowledge with respect to water cooperation has been launched by the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) International Waters programme and Global Water Partnership (GWP).
2 Sep 2020 - 09:43 - LONDON - Local Press Report
As part of our programme of work to protect and enhance the environment, the Coal Authority is pleased to welcome new contractors onto our latest 4-year framework to help design and build mine water treatment schemes throughout Britain.
2 Sep 2020 - 09:43 - MAILUU-SUU - Local Press Report
Political tensions between countries in Central Asia have intensified since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
2 Sep 2020 - 09:44 - LUDHIANA - Local Press Report
For putting to use the treated water that will come out of come out of common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) after passing through dyeing units, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has started the process.
2 Sep 2020 - 08:34 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Staff - Water Diplomat
The latest round of negotiations among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam did not reach consensus on legal and technical differences before concluding 28 August. The three countries' technical and legal committees did not agree a unified draft at negotiations convened by the African Union (AU), attended by the parties’ ministers of irrigation with observers from the United States and the European Commission.
2 Sep 2020 - 08:41 - Edinburgh, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Please note that after this week's edition of the subscription-based OOSKAnews International Water Weekly, the next edition will not be published until Wednesday 14 September (recognising next week
2 Sep 2020 - 07:00 - RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Staff - Water Diplomat
A new project was launched in August to enable people in the semiarid regions of Latin America to work together to share knowledge, address the climate crisis, and find more sustainable and humane ways to live.
The DAKI-Semiárido Vivo Project (or Dryland Adaptation Knowledge Initiative), launched in August, will focus on three dry areas of Latin America most vulnerable to the effects of climate change: Gran Chaco Americano (in Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia), the Central American Dry Corridor and the semiarid region of north-eastern Brazil. These areas, which are amongst the poorest of these countries, are home to at least 37 million people.
2 Sep 2020 - 07:06 - CALGARY, Canada - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Global glacier lake volume rose by about 48% between 1990 and 2018 in response to climate change and glacier retreat, it has been revealed in a new, largest-ever study of glacial lakes.
2 Sep 2020 - 06:24 - ABIDJAN - Local Press Report
African water and sanitation projects are critical to preparedness for Covid-19-like pandemics, according to Wambui Gichuri, the Acting Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development and Director, Water Development and Sanitation at the African Development Bank.
2 Sep 2020 - 06:26 - MANILA - Local Press Report
Stronger and more integrated risk management is needed on health and water-related disasters in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, experts heard today at an international online conference held in the presence of the Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan.
2 Sep 2020 - 06:29 - SACRAMENTO CA - Local Press Report
The Leafy Greens Greens Marketing Agreements in California and Arizona have been amended by their Advisory Boards to require additional safety practices for growing leafy greens such as romaine lettuce in the two states that grow the vast majority of it.
2 Sep 2020 - 06:29 - ACCRA - Local Press Report
The Government of Ghana has today announced the signing of its first ever Green Loan to the value of €35m to support the Government of Ghana to deliver water projects to rural and peri-urban commun
2 Sep 2020 - 06:31 - GREENSBORO NC - Local Press Report
Wrangler has revealed plans to halve its water usage by 2030 as part of its sustainability efforts.
2 Sep 2020 - 06:25 - DUBAI - Local Press Report
A UAE minister of state and Israel's agriculture minister discussed food and water security cooperation on Friday in a phone call, an Emirati statement said on Sunday.
2 Sep 2020 - 06:28 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Xi Jinping on Monday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to review a guideline on the ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River basin.
1 Sep 2020 - 09:27 - NEW YORK NY, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The Green Climate Fund, the government of Sudan, and the United Nations Development Programme have approved new funding for innovative climate resilience with a focus to promote agriculture, health and food and water security.
1 Sep 2020 - 09:19 - SANA'A, Yemen - Staff - Water Diplomat
Three months of torrential rain and flash floods have left an estimated 300,000 people homeless in war-torn Yemen, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 28 August.