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9 Jan 2021 - 10:56 - Maputo, Mozambique - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a 2021 appeal for $52.8 Million USD to address the most urgent and growing humanitarian crisis across Mozambique. The campaign will support approximately 250,000 children who are most at risk to water borne diseases, many of whom have been displaced by climate disasters, socioeconomic hardship and conflict.
9 Jan 2021 - 10:37 - LONDON, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat
Christian Aid's annual assessment of weather disasters reports an estimated $150 Billion USD in damages in 2020, reflecting long-term impact of global warming.
An estimated 4 Percent of the economic losses from climate-related extreme events occurred in low-income countries were insured, compared to 60 Percent in high-income countries.
According to "Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown", actual losses are far higher than those included in the report as most losses were uninsured.
9 Jan 2021 - 10:51 - TEL AVIV, Israel - Staff - Water Diplomat
PUBLISHER'S CORRECTION, 13 January:
This news article (OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat) has been corrected to reflect a mis-spelling in the original article of "Metulla", and a misrepresentation of the legal status of the town.
Lebanese and Israeli media are reporting a dispute over a border region irrigation project, centring on reservoirs under construction on the Al-Wazzani River on the El-Hamames hill in southern Lebanon, close to the Israeli town of Metulla.
3 Jan 2021 - 08:07 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
The internet is quite literally in deep trouble, with a potential apocalypse approaching more imminently than you may realize.
3 Jan 2021 - 08:03 - NICOSIA - Local Press Report
Gaijin Entertainment, the Russian publisher and developer behind titles like War Thunder, Enlisted, Star Conflict and Crossout, today announced a new post-apocalyptic online game called Age of Wate
3 Jan 2021 - 08:01 - TAL ABYAD - Local Press Report
With support from Turkey, water supplies have reached 35 villages in northern Syria’s Tal Abyad district after being disrupted for more than a year due to the sabotage of water and electricity netw
3 Jan 2021 - 08:06 - EDMONTON - Local Press Report
Contaminated water that leaked from an oilfield pipeline on Christmas Day has entered the North Saskatchewan River but has had no detectable impact on it, says a spokesman for Calgary-based oil and
3 Jan 2021 - 08:02 - BENGALURU - Local Press Report
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) plans to upgrade 20 of its Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), in the light of the National Green Tribunal’s order on the need for better treated w
3 Jan 2021 - 08:08 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report
Five water management plans to make water safer and more affordable will be presented to the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) for approval next Monday.
3 Jan 2021 - 08:05 - HARARE - Local Press Report
Parliament has moved to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with legislators taking turns to condemn the use of the highly toxic element in gold extraction because of the serious environment
3 Jan 2021 - 07:52 - BASRA - Local Press Report
The Netherlands has committed USD $6.41 million to support UNICEF and The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to ensure that almost a million residents of Basra governorate have access to s
3 Jan 2021 - 07:55 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
China has passed a landmark law to protect the country’s longest and largest river, the Yangtze, to better conserve the much-beleaguered waterway’s ecology and environment.
3 Jan 2021 - 07:58 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
Climate change has been viewed as a national security threat multiplier.
3 Jan 2021 - 07:57 - TUNIS - Local Press Report
Tunisia, on Tuesday, signed 2 financing agreements with the German Development Bank (KfW).
3 Jan 2021 - 07:51 - FORT COLLINS CO - Local Press Report
The historic wildfire season of 2020 could impact drinking water for more than a million Colorado residents.
3 Jan 2021 - 07:54 - PUTRAJAYA - Local Press Report
The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) will ensure that water supply operators replace problematic pipes as scheduled to prevent incidents of leaking or burst pipes which cause water supply
3 Jan 2021 - 07:58 - HELENA MT - Local Press Report
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ratified their water compact with the state on Tuesday, ending a decades-long process to settle water right claims affecting a huge swath of Montana’s ir
3 Jan 2021 - 07:54 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report
A malnourished donkey that went missing for a month has been reunited with its owners after being rescued by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) from an island on the Vaal Dam.
3 Jan 2021 - 07:56 - JERLUN - Local Press Report
Kedah [state] will take the raw water matter to court if negotiations come to a deadlock, Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Nor said.
3 Jan 2021 - 07:59 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report
Singapore is testing a possible new addition to its arsenal to keep people dry when flash floods threaten during the monsoon season.