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  • 25 Mar 2020 - 09:19 - DODOMA - Local Press Report

    Officials in Tanzania have said the ongoing process to set up water allocation plan for Mara River will consider priority needs of water with involvement of all key stakeholders getting high consid

  • 25 Mar 2020 - 09:10 - PHNOM PENH - Local Press Report

    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has launched a social media competition that calls on users to share messages that can inspire people to do more to protect rivers.

  • 25 Mar 2020 - 09:13 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    The ninth round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations took place over two days last week in Washington, D.C.

  • 25 Mar 2020 - 09:16 - OAKLAND CA - Local Press Report

    This March 14, International Day of Action for Rivers, thousands of river stewards, defenders, and allies took action both in person and online.

  • 25 Mar 2020 - 09:22 - SEVILLE - Local Press Report

    Digging an illegal well to irrigate crops is a widespread practice in Spain as water becomes increasingly scarce.

  • 24 Mar 2020 - 10:15 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    A long-term plan has been developed to prevent water shortages in England by 2050 through dramatically reducing demand and halving leakages.

  • 24 Mar 2020 - 10:16 - MANILA - Local Press Report

    The water consumption of Metro Manila and its nearby provinces is expected to spike during the community quarantine ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte as a measure to prevent the spread of corona

  • 24 Mar 2020 - 10:19 - FLINT MI - Local Press Report

    More than $87 million in federal funds appropriated for fixing Flint’s infrastructure after the city’s lead in water crisis has not been collected.

  • 24 Mar 2020 - 10:20 - ACCRA - Local Press Report

    Pictures of a huge crowd made up of residents of Teshie in the Greater Accra Region fighting one another in a bid to get access to good drinking water has hit social media.

  • 24 Mar 2020 - 10:20 - HARARE - Local Press Report

    Harnessing low – tech innovations such as sand dams could help communities in the drought prone parts of the country to prepare for the inevitable effects of climate change that now includes longer

  • 24 Mar 2020 - 10:15 - VENICE - Local Press Report

    The city of Venice is enjoying crystal clear waters in its world-famous canals due to a lack of debris from tourists and near-zero boat traffic under Italy's ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

  • 24 Mar 2020 - 10:17 - Abuja - Local Press Report

    In a bid to address incessant clashes between herders and farmers and to ensure better feeding of livestock, the Nigerian Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) has introduced a locally cons

  • 20 Mar 2020 - 09:02 - EDINBURGH, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Tune in 1.30 PM UK time Friday 20 March for a special live-streamed “aquaNOW Audience” marking World Water Day, with the theme "Water and the Climate Crisis".

    LINK TO THE LIVESTREAM IS NOW LIVE HERE!

    https://vimeo.com/ooskanews

    aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions.

    The aquaNOW Audience is filmed in, and streamed from Scotland with, on this occasion, international and Scottish panelists participating by videolink. Glasgow, Scotland, will be host city to this year’s COP26 Climate Summit in November 2020.

    Further background and meet the panelists HERE!

  • 19 Mar 2020 - 08:51 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Staff - Water Diplomat

    In light of global spread of the coronavirus and following instructions from national authorities and guidance from the World Health Organization, certain World Water Day (22 March) observances that were scheduled to take place in Geneva, Rome, Paris and New York have been postponed or cancelled.

    19 March Announcement From UN Water

    While these face-to-face events will not take place in March, World Water Day and its campaign is still ongoing. However, as many may need to make changes to their plans, a dedicated web page has been made available where organizations and stakeholders can find advice on how to keep meetings and workplaces safe, help limit the spread of the coronavirus and adjust their plans accordingly.

  • 18 Mar 2020 - 14:49 - Edinburgh, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Tune in 1.30 PM UK time Friday 20 March for a special live-streamed “aquaNOW Audience” marking World Water Day, with the theme "Water and the Climate Crisis". The link to the free videostream will become live on the OOSKAnews homepage at 1.15 PM GMT, with no registration required. Video footage of the live event will subsequently be uploaded and flagged by OOSKAnews for viewing after the live broadcast, for those who can't tune in on Friday.

    aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions.

    The aquaNOW Audience will be filmed in, and streamed from Scotland with, on this occasion, international and Scottish panelists participating by videolink. Glasgow, Scotland, will be host city to this year’s COP26 Climate Summit in November 2020.

    Further background and meet the panelists HERE!

  • 18 Mar 2020 - 12:07 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    Consumers have been warned of the dangers of substituting kitchen roll and wet wipes for toilet paper which – if flushed down the loo – could overwhelm the UK’s sewers.

  • 18 Mar 2020 - 12:08 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    A team of Israeli researchers have found that using tertiary treated wastewater (TTWW) for aquaculture purposes has minimal effects on fish survival, growth and immune functions, meaning it may be

  • 18 Mar 2020 - 11:36 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat

    Following Ethiopia’s effective withdrawal from US-brokered negotiations around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, the governments of both Egypt and Ethiopia are engaging in international lobbying and sharp words around their respective positions in the longstanding dispute.

    Egypt unilaterally signed a draft agreement in Washington at the end of February which Ethiopia’s foreign ministry has described as “unacceptable and highly partisan” and indicated that it will bring in a new proposal on filling of the GERD's reservoir.

    Construction of the $4 Billion USD GERD commenced in 2011; upon completion it will produce over 6,000 megawatts of electricity and become Africa's largest hydropower project. Downstream, Egypt is concerned that the dam will affect its annual share of Nile water, causing shortages.

    The Egypt-Ethiopia standoff is around timing of filling the reservoir. Egypt has insisted that Ethiopia should fill the dam reservoir over a period of seven years and release 40 billion cubic meters of water every year. However, Ethiopia wants to fill the dam in 3 years and earlier this year rejected Egypt’s proposal, claiming that it does not “respect current and future rights and development plans of Ethiopia over the Nile and complicates the filling of the dam”.

    Further OOSKAnews Coverage of GERD (54 Articles)

  • 17 Mar 2020 - 14:22 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New shutoffs for non-payment of bills have been suspended in over 100 US municipal water systems and utilities in eight states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) identification that good hygiene, especially frequent handwashing with soap, is critical to prevention of the spread of the virus.

    Current shutoff moratorium announcements suggest that about 57 million Americans, in some of the largest cities, will be protected from losing water service for the time being. However, only about 20 percent of water departments have explicitly agreed to reconnect households that currently do not have running water, leaving potentially hundreds of thousands without water during this public health crisis.

  • 17 Mar 2020 - 11:48 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report

    South-East Asian countries are cancelling or scaling back traditionally boisterous Buddhist New Year celebrations next month, citing the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak as they call off water-soake

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