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18 Jan 2021 - 08:21 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said pollution-free water forms a basic right under the constitutional framework as it took suo moto cognisance of the issue of contamination of rivers by sewage effl
18 Jan 2021 - 08:23 - SIMFEROPOL - Local Press Report
Crimea's Ayanske water reservoir, the main source of freshwater for the city of Simferopol, has dried up.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:29 - LOS ANGELES CA - Local Press Report
In the decades since engineers first blanketed the Los Angeles River with concrete, working-class communities along its armored banks have struggled with blight, poverty and crowding — unintended c
18 Jan 2021 - 08:15 - LUSAKA - Local Press Report
President Edgar Lungu has directed newly appointed Minister of Water Development Raphael Nakachinda to ensure that water harvesting in the country is actualized.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:19 - LIMA - Local Press Report
Peru’s energy and mines ministry has accepted force majeure requests from Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza for its 18.7-MW Santa Lorenza I small hydro project.
13 Jan 2021 - 12:01 - NYALA, Sudan - Staff - Water Diplomat
A dispute over water access in the tribal areas of South Darfur, Sudan left 15 people dead at the end of December, just as the UN was widing up its 13 year peacekeeping mission in the country.
13 Jan 2021 - 11:42 - MANILA, Philippines - Staff - Water Diplomat
A water development report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last month urges regions across Asia and the Pacific to prioritise water security as part of their COVID-19 recovery initiative to support economic growth and increase social well-being.
13 Jan 2021 - 11:50 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The government of China has approved a new law on Yangtze River conservation, following a third review, which will take effect on March 1 2021. The new legislation is part of China’s efforts to protect the country’s “mother river” which stretches over 6,300km.
13 Jan 2021 - 11:35 - St Paul MN, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
Last month, opponents of Canadian pipeline company Enbridge’s new $2.6bn Line 3 Canada-US oil pipeline replacement project have filed a lawsuit to halt construction following concerns from environmentalists and indigenous tribes.
The case made by the environmental groups is that the project, which commenced construction in December, will not only worsen the effects of climate change, but it will also put a new region of clean water at risk of pollution from potential oil spills.
12 Jan 2021 - 15:33 - LINCOLN, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat
It was climate change, not the Mongol insurgency led by Genghis Khan that caused the demise of Central Asia’s river civilisations in the early 13th century, new research suggests.
12 Jan 2021 - 15:40 - JUBA, South Sudan - Staff - Water Diplomat
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), is calling for international financial support to prevent famine across large swathes of South Sudan in the face of economic crisis, devastating floods, mass displacement and COVID-19.
12 Jan 2021 - 15:51 - MADRID, Spain - Staff - Water Diplomat
Large swathes of land in densely populated parts of the world are subsiding rapidly as a result of groundwater depletion. Paired with rising sea levels caused by global warming, this could place many coastal cities at risk of severe flooding by 2040.
12 Jan 2021 - 13:31 - KHARTOUM, Sudan - Staff - Water Diplomat
The latest round of tripartite (Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan) talks around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have broken down, following a long-standing diplomatic pattern.
Negotiations were scheduled to commence 10 January to agree upon filling and operation of the reservoir behind the dam, but “failed to reach an acceptable agreement to resume negotiations” according to Sudan state media.
12 Jan 2021 - 13:54 - BANGKOK, Thailand - Staff - Water Diplomat
The government of Thailand has expressed concern about plans by Laos to build another hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, citing environmental concerns.
Thailand has called for a more comprehensive scientific study into the impact of the proposed Sanakham dam on the river’s already fragile ecosystems and has threatened to veto the project using its rights as a member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) if it concludes that the construction will harm the environment.
11 Jan 2021 - 12:20 - MEAD NE - Local Press Report
AltEn, an ethanol producer in Mead, Nebraska, has been accumulating thousands of pounds of a smelly, lime-green mash of fermented grains, distributing some to farm fields as a “soil conditioner” an
11 Jan 2021 - 12:22 - TEL AVIV - Local Press Report
Israel's national water company, Mekorot, is on the verge of signing its first deal to provide Bahrain with desalination technology for brackish water.
11 Jan 2021 - 12:24 - LEEUWARDEN - Local Press Report
Water is becoming increasingly prominent as a source of all kinds of precious substances such as lithium, phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium. Lithium is especially important.
11 Jan 2021 - 12:26 - VILNIUS - Local Press Report
Lithuania is facing sanctions of "several hundred millions euros" for its failure to comply with the EU directive on waste water treatment, the country's Environment Minister Simonas Gentvilas says
11 Jan 2021 - 12:18 - LA PAZ - Local Press Report
Bolivia’s Tuni glacier is disappearing faster than initially anticipated, according to scientists in the Andean nation, a predicament that will likely make worse water shortages already plaguing th
11 Jan 2021 - 12:21 - GUATEMELA CITY - Local Press Report
In what may be a sign of climate-change-induced conflict, researchers have captured rare photographic evidence of a jaguar killing another predatory wild cat at an isolated waterhole in Guatemala.