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25 Jun 2020 - 11:25 - MONTREAL - Local Press Report
The social license for battery material producers is challenged by water depletion, toxic dust and worker exploitation, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
25 Jun 2020 - 11:27 - LUXEMBOURG - Local Press Report
The European Investment Bank has agreed to support priority water investment across Barbados, to improve water supply across the country.
25 Jun 2020 - 11:29 - BRASILIA - Local Press Report
Brazil's Senate passed a bill Wednesday paving the way to privatize state-owned water and sanitation companies and attract more private investment to the badly languishing sector.
25 Jun 2020 - 11:30 - TEHRAN - Local Press Report
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said the National Development Fund (NDF) is going to provide the ministry with €50 million of funding for supplying drinking water to rural areas across the
25 Jun 2020 - 11:24 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
Farmers won’t get paid for river water they lost out on during a drought in southern Oregon, because Native American tribes have water rights that rank above those of irrigators, stretching back to
25 Jun 2020 - 11:26 - KATHMANDU - Local Press Report
Nepal has stopped the Bihar government from carrying out embankment-related work on the border and has laid the claim over the land as part of its territory.
25 Jun 2020 - 10:11 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - Staff - Water Diplomat
The European Commission has confirmed that the European Union’s strong water legislation, the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), will not be changed.
The landmark confirmation for Europe’s rivers, lakes, and wetlands marks a success for the #ProtectWater Campaign that was launched in 2018 by WWF and European partners who, together, form lobgying group Living Rivers Europe.
25 Jun 2020 - 10:31 - 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that after this week's edition of the subscription-based OOSKAnews International Water Weekly, the next edition will not be published until Wednesday 7 July (recognising next week's US Thanksgiving holiday). The OOSKAnews website will continue to be updated in the meantime, and the free monthly The Water Diplomat will be produced to our usual schedule next week.
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25 Jun 2020 - 09:13 - MUMBAI, India - Staff - Water Diplomat
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community.In this article, Jayantika Kutty discusses a "Blue Peace Bulletin" for the month of June, 2020, titled "Beyond 2030". Blue Peace Bulletins are a series of monthly publications which aims to provide a snapshot of water, peace and security issues from around the world. In this article, Kutty elaborates on the necessity of having a long-term perspective on water governance based on how different variables impact a finite resource such as water. Kutty works as a Research Analyst with Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), a think-tank whose work revolves around water, peace and security issues and is based in Mumbai, India. She has been a part of the research team on several SFG publications which have been used at various international conferences and have been reprinted by the media in different parts of the world. Kutty has completed her MA in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes from the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica.
25 Jun 2020 - 07:09 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $126 Million USD loan to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) of Philippines capital Manila to support construction of a 15-kilometer (km) water transmission pipeline aimed at helping secure water supply for Metro Manila’s nearly 13 million residents.
25 Jun 2020 - 06:40 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration violated the agency’s code of ethics in the fall when he rebuked employees for contradicting President Trump’s inaccurate claim that
25 Jun 2020 - 06:28 - ABUJA - Local Press Report
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources, through the Nigeria Integrated Water Resource Management Commission (NIWRMC) has disclosed that operators of indiscriminate borehole drilling will be sancti
25 Jun 2020 - 06:30 - MANCHESTER - Local Press Report
From the early days of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been found in the feces of those infected.
25 Jun 2020 - 06:38 - ISTANBUL - Local Press Report
The water level in Istanbul’s dams declined as much as 25 percent from a year ago as the city, home to some 16 million people, is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 Jun 2020 - 06:39 - SCOTTSDALE AZ - Local Press Report
Zero Mass Water, Inc., a company making drinking water a renewable resource through its SOURCE® Hydropanels, today announced that funds managed by BlackRock led its $50 million Series C1 equity fin
25 Jun 2020 - 06:27 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Environmental lawyer Zhang Jingjing has worked in 20 countries since 2015 to help clean up or shut down Chinese-owned mines, power plants or industrial projects.
25 Jun 2020 - 06:29 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
Russia has finished clearing fuel from the surface of a river hit by a massive diesel spill in the Arctic region, but the full clean-up could take years, officials said Wednesday.
25 Jun 2020 - 06:31 - CHUNCHEON - Local Press Report
President Moon Jae-in clarified the concept of the Korean New Deal by comparing it to the original New Deal from the United States.
25 Jun 2020 - 06:15 - DAKAR, Senegal - Staff - Water Diplomat
“Communications, Advocacy & Policy Opportunities and Outreach for Poop” (known as the CAPOOP Alliance) has launched a new platform for for knowledge share in the sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector across Africa.
The platform, announced 15 June, accesses knowledge and expertise across Africa and is intended to provide tailor-made, user-friendly tools and resources directed to assist experts and professionals working on key sanitation issues, particularly fecal sludge management and non-sewered sanitation in Africa.
25 Jun 2020 - 06:24 - GENEVA, Switzerland - Staff - Water Diplomat
An open letter, signed by thirty international agencies and charitable organisations, pleads for fulfilment of commitments for aid to Yemen.
The 15 June letter "rom "The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) actors in Yemen" identifies that COVID-19 is spreading throughout Yemen, one of the most water scarce countries in the world. The group identifies that over five years of conflict have damaged water systems, leaving the health sector on the brink of collapse and have contributed to outbreaks of disease, including cholera. The group estimates that over 70 percent of the population lack access to soap for handwashing and personal hygiene and basic water supplies required to cope with COVID-19.