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4 Nov 2019 - 07:09 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan reaffirmed 6 November a commitment to reach a comprehensive, cooperative, adaptive, sustainable, and mutually beneficial agreement on the filling and operation of the controverial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
4 Nov 2019 - 07:12 - PICURIS PUEBLO NM - Local Press Report
Picuris Pueblo Gov. Craig Quanchello says there are people whose wells are drying up.
4 Nov 2019 - 07:18 - SIERRA BLANCA TX - Local Press Report
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has transferred detainees out of a West Texas detention center after a water shortage forced the facility to use portable toilets and bottled water.
4 Nov 2019 - 07:21 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Some 35,000 people were affected by flooding in a conflict-torn part of northeast Nigeria, and more than half of them were displaced, a UN spokesman said on Friday.
30 Oct 2019 - 12:50 - GENEVA, Switzerland - Staff - Water Diplomat
In this Water Diplomat / OOSKAnews Voices Q and A, we talk to Johan Gely, Head of Global Program, Water, for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). presents the case for a Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to a River Basin Organisation.
Gely has dedicated his career overseas (advising multi-stakeholder platforms, governments, civil society organisations and the private sector in transitional economies, fragile states and emerging market economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America), and in Switzerland (Federal Department of Economic Affairs and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) to support a common goal: positioning water prominently in the governments and the global debate to contribute to a water-secure world for All.
The Water Diplomat / OOSKAnews:
We have noticed a fascinating call from you on a social network for nomination of a water organisation – an International River Basin Organisation – for the Nobel peace prize. For those less familiar with the nature and function of River Basin Organisations, can you take a moment to describe what they do, and what is the link with peace?
The quest for universal and sustainable access to water made the modern world. This is not recognised. Let us recall John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s quote on water: “Anybody who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel Prizes, one for peace and one for science.” And, when listening to Alfred Nobel, the Peace Nobel Prize should go to a person (and / or organisation) who accomplished "the most or the best work for fraternity among nations…those who shall have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind...”30 Oct 2019 - 10:46 - Washington DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
International aid organisation Oxfam has cut trucked water to thousands of Yemenis because of the increase in fuel prices in the conflict-torn country. Piped water systems installed by Oxfam, which supply a quarter of a million people, are running at around 50 per cent capacity, the agency said 22 October.
Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), addressed the Security Council of the United Nations 17 October about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, including severe water challenges in the strife-torn country, describing Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and the largest relief operation with more than 250 humanitarian agencies working through the UN response plan.29 Oct 2019 - 13:20 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
International political boundaries are arbitrary creations. Often using mountains, rivers, or other geographical landmarks, modern borders are entrenched in historic tradition rather than logic and fact. As a result, today’s international borders are poorly equipped to handle modern challenges, in particular climate change, which has already begun to threaten the most important state resource, fresh water. But what if states and basins were the same?29 Oct 2019 - 13:21 - ROTTERDAM - Local Press Report
Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage before it reaches the s29 Oct 2019 - 13:23 - MOMBASA - Local Press Report
Authorities in Kenya’s driest region are in talks with a Saudi investor to build a desalination plant, after hopes of finding drinking water from an aquifer were dashed.29 Oct 2019 - 13:24 - WINTHROP - Local Press Report
Follow the water and you’ll find the money. That’s how it often works in the dusty rural corners of Washington, where a Wall Street-backed firm is staking an ambitious venture on the state’s water.27 Oct 2019 - 11:27 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Info
The Singapore Water Academy has announced that its course in Water Supply Network Management will be held from 13 to 17 January 2020. This is the second module in a series of four that includes Water Quality, Stormwater Management and Water Reuse, as well.27 Oct 2019 - 10:27 - DURHAM NC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Switching from coal to natural gas and renewables would have a dramatic and positive impact on the United States power industry’s water consumption, a new study claims.27 Oct 2019 - 10:08 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Having made progress on some outstanding issues, “white knight” investor Utico FZC UAE) said 24 October that it would decrease its equity injection into troubled Singapore environmental services company Hyflux, if the company has not signed a restructuring agreement by early next week.27 Oct 2019 - 10:01 - DALLAS TX, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
US multinational IT company HP Inc has announced new investment of up to $200 Million USD over five years in new sustainable water-ink solutions for digital printing, specifically for the textile and corrugated packaging industries.27 Oct 2019 - 10:34 - ATHENS WI, United States - OOSKAnews Info
The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America has announced the award of on-site water stewardship certification to large-scale dairy company Milltrim Farms Inc. of Wisconsin, making it the first farm to achieve AWS’s International Water Stewardship Standard. Already adopted by many and various industries, this is the first time the standard has been applied to individual farming operations in North America.27 Oct 2019 - 09:19 - CHARLESTON SC - Local Press Report
Conservation groups challenged in court the administration's effort to strip away crucial clean water protections from rivers, lakes, streams and other waters that feed drinking-water sources for 227 Oct 2019 - 09:21 - KARACHI - Local Press Report
The CM said he was committed to making Karachi a liveable and peaceful city.27 Oct 2019 - 09:22 - CUPERTINO CA - Local Press Report
Today, Apple has announced that it has received the first-ever CITI Outstanding Brand Award due to its efforts to create an environmentally responsible supply chain in China.27 Oct 2019 - 09:17 - BAGHDAD - Local Press Report
At least 40 protesters have been killed in Iraq after security forces used tear gas and an Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic27 Oct 2019 - 09:18 - TIJUANA - Local Press Report
Federal officials said Tuesday that a body had clogged the pumps in the Tijuana River intended to prevent polluted water from flowing into the United States.