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7 Oct 2020 - 07:21 - BUFFALO NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A timeline of projected ice mass loss in Greenland indicates that by 2100, the island’s ice loss will be the most rapid in the past 12,000 years.
According to a new study from the State University of New York in Buffalo and published in Nature, Greenland glacier melt since the earl 1990’s is currently contributing up to 0.7 millimeters per annum to global sea level rise. The new research examines this relatively rapid melting taking into account a 3,000 year-long warm period.
7 Oct 2020 - 07:00 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Opportunities to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) on clean water and sanitation, and the role of water and sanitation in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, were at the top of the agenda of the open session of the annual UN-Water Meeting which took place virtually on 29 September.
7 Oct 2020 - 07:53 - Yangon City, Myanmar - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $180 Million USD in funding to support construction of a new water transmission network for the city of Yangon, Myanmar.
7 Oct 2020 - 07:39 - Juba, South Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to raise $58 Million USD in additional aid to meet the crisis brought on in South Sudan due to crop infestation by locusts, the COVID-19 health crisis, and loss of crops and livestock due to heavy rainfall that is estimated to be the worst in 60 years.
Years of civil war, inter-communal conflict, political infighting and corruption have undermined the country’s ability to cope with natural disasters. Delivery of humanitarian services has been curtailed by both internal conflict and flooding.
7 Oct 2020 - 07:45 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of China have agreed to collaborate in a $234.6 Million USD project to clean up water resources and the environment of the Sayu River Basin in Yunnan Province.
6 Oct 2020 - 08:23 - Leeds - Local Press Report
Global engineering company's Arup's latest Global Water Annual Review, released 1 October, describes and offers insights into the breadth of work with the company's clients across key projects, developments and achievements over the past year.
6 Oct 2020 - 07:28 - Geneva, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
With climate change worsening the world’s water crises, new forward-looking scenarios produced by international conservation and environmental organization WWF estimate that almost half of global GDP could come from areas facing high water risk by 2050.
Available live from 6 October in the WWF Water Risk Filter – a leading online tool for assessing, valuing and responding to water risk – a new functionality maps three scenarios (Optimistic, Current Trend and Pessimistic) for 2030 and 2050 designed to help companies and investors better understand future water risks and drive more effective corporate action on climate and water resilience. A full briefing on the Water Risk Scenarios is linked at the foot of this article.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:17 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Wildfires, which turned skies a dim orange over cities from Seattle to Santa Cruz this year, are increasingly engulfing people’s homes, continuing to rage in California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado in recent weeks.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:19 - YOLA - Local Press Report
Lake Chad is an extremely shallow water body in the Sahel. Its origin is unknown but it is believed to be a remnant of a former inland sea.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:25 - HYDERABAD - Local Press Report
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday decided to confront the Centre for its failure to resolve the river water disputes between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, even after six years of bifurcation of the combined state.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:26 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
The Jal Shakti ministry will launch a 100-day campaign under the Jal Jeevan Mission on Mahtama Gandhi’s birth anniversary on Friday to ensure safe piped water supply to schools and anganwadi centres across the country.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:21 - LONDON - Local Press Report
As the election approaches, fund managers have been weighing up the potential upsides and downsides depending on whether Joe Biden can unseat Donald Trump.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:18 - NUR-SULTAN - Local Press Report
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a new five year, $24.5 million regional water program, USAID’s Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment, that will strengthen regional cooperation on shared water resources and address current and emerging environmental challenges in the five countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:20 - ABUJA - Local Press Report
Arguments and counter-arguments yesterday trailed the transmission of the controversial Water Resources Bill 2020 passed into law in the House of Representatives to the Senate for concurrence, as the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, withdrew it for lack of due process.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:22 - KALOKOL - Local Press Report
The rising water level in Lake Turkana has displaced hundreds of people living along its shores and destroyed property.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:23 - SAO PAULO - Local Press Report
Water will become scarcer and more degraded as demand in Brazil increases up to 25 per cent over the next 30 years, warn scientists, as they urge governments to improve sanitation and environmental protections.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:17 - ABIDJAN - Local Press Report
Member states of the Volta Basin Authority, comprising six West African countries, have held a meeting in Anidjan where they have developed an early warning system in the case of extreme floods and droughts due to climate change.
4 Oct 2020 - 08:04 - New YORK NY, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
In addresses to September’s seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt have described their countries’ respective positions and views around the contentious, and soon to be completed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile.
Construction of the $4 Billion USD GERD commenced in 2011; upon completion it will produce over 6,000 megawatts of electricity from the Blue Nile and become Africa's largest hydropower project. Downstream, Egypt is concerned that the dam will affect its annual share of Nile water, causing shortages.
4 Oct 2020 - 06:40 - Lake Jackson TX - Local Press Report
The road to drinkable water won’t be a short one in Lake Jackson after a brain-eating amoeba was found in the water system.
3 Oct 2020 - 07:59 - EDINBURGH, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat
Water is essential for human life. For health, food, our environment and ecosystems. It is also plays a central role in our economies, from agriculture to energy production, and manufacturing to tourism.
Do we value water enough? OOSKAnews asked panelists in a 30 September aquaNOW Audience for their views on how we should value water from source to sea.
aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions. The live-streamed panel shows are produced by OOSKAnews in collaboration with the government of Scotland, the Hydro Nation.