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15 Dec 2020 - 10:32 - MELBOURNE - Local Press Report
For the first time in the State’s history, Traditional Owners in Victoria have been allocated water ownership in a river system.
15 Dec 2020 - 10:35 - ZAGREB - Local Press Report
Nine contracts, worth HRK 197.5 million, for developing the water utility infrastructure in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County were signed in the southern town of Opuzen on Friday.
11 Dec 2020 - 09:03 - London, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released the findings of its annual survey of companies' environmental responsibility with a record 106 corporates, including 34 “new achievers” meeting the NGO's "A List" requirements in the category of "Water Security".
11 Dec 2020 - 09:49 - New Orleans, LA, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The 2020 Mississippi River “Watershed Report Card” has award the Mississippi Watershed (America’s Watershed”) an overall C- grade, warning that urgent action is needed as watershed health and water
11 Dec 2020 - 08:07 - GENEVA, Switzerland - Staff - Water Diplomat
UNICEF issued its annual funding appeal on 3 December, seeking an unprecedented $6.5 Billion USD to meet needs through 2021. This is an increase of about 35 Percent more than requested for 2020 and reflects the rise in humanitarian needs and the funding gaps brought on by continued crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children establishes the agency’s plans to reach the following key populations, among others:
45 million people with access to safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene;
6.3 million children with treatment for severe acute malnutrition;
27.4 million children with measles vaccinations;
93.3 million children with formal or non-formal education, including early learning;
11 Dec 2020 - 07:48 - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Staff - Water Diplomat
Back-to-back tropical storms in Honduras, Guatemela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica in recent weeks, have caused widespread destruction of crops and homes, precipitating the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.
Countries are already suffering from food insecurity, economic downturn and the loss of jobs and livelihoods due to COVID-19. and recovery will take years, if not decades, experts say, with an increase in migration expected.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:22 - STIRLING - Local Press Report
Scottish Water and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) have announced a unique partnership with the University of Stirling to deliver the newly created post of the Scotland Hydro Nation Chair.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:24 - VENICE - Local Press Report
Venice's St Mark's Square was under water on Tuesday after a newly installed system of mobile artificial dams failed to activate.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:26 - FLINT MI - Local Press Report
Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced that fewer than 500 Flint homes still need lead service lines replaced during a press conference with the Environmental Protection Agency on December 7.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:28 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Those living in the Southwestern states of the US are more likely to be exposed to high concentrations of arsenic in their drinking water, a new study finds.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:21 - RIYADH - Local Press Report
Saudi Arabia's National Water Company (NWC) has announced plans to develop water and environmental projects worth more than SR800 million ($213 million) in the Asir region.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:23 - GLASGOW - Local Press Report
The UK’s new underground observatory, dedicated to researching subsurface knowledge, has opened in Glasgow, with the facility team saying that it will contribute to the UK’s ambition to decarbonise its energy supply and achieve net-zero by 2050.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:25 - TEL AVIV - Local Press Report
European Union officials promised to help provide Gaza with COVID-19 vaccines and clear water, when a delegation from its Office of the EU Representative made its first visit to the Strip in four years.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:27 - JIANGMEN - Local Press Report
Residents of a self-built building in Yuetang village in Jiangmen, Guangdong, will face a three-month water suspension by the village committee over two of the tenants' arrest on charges of prostitution.
11 Dec 2020 - 07:29 - BREMERHAVEN - Local Press Report
In the past 20 years, Central Europe has experienced six summer heat waves and droughts. Until now, however, it was unclear what factors led to these extreme events.
8 Dec 2020 - 09:24 - BEIJING, China - Staff - Water Diplomat
China has announced plans to expand its experimental cloud seeding programme fivefold by 2025. According to a circular issued by the State Council, the government will deploy breakthroughs in research and development in key technologies, improvements in modernisation and services, enchancement of safety risk prevention, and an enabling policy environment.
8 Dec 2020 - 09:07 - BRASILIA, Brazil - Staff - Water Diplomat
Brazil is not adequately prepared for the impacts of climate change-related stressors on its security, economy, natural resource base, and critical national infrastructure, says a new report by the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS). Its hydro-electricity plants and military facilities are found to be especially ill prepared.
8 Dec 2020 - 09:46 - BRISTOL - Local Press Report
Four people have died and another has been injured in a large explosion at a waste water treatment works.
8 Dec 2020 - 09:55 - PALMA - Local Press Report
The autonomous Balearic Government (Spain) is participating in a European project called 'Wat'Savereuse' which aims to increase awareness about the importance of saving and reusing water, particularly in the Tourism Sector, according to the Ministry of the Environment and Territory.
8 Dec 2020 - 09:52 - WINDHOEK - Local Press Report
Namibia's Department of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism's advert in the New Era newspaper on Wednesday explains: "Due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, coupled with human-elephant conflict incidences, a need has been identified to reduce these populations."