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28 Sep 2019 - 04:22 - NEW YORK NY, United States - TWD Staff
For the second time in two years, 15-year-old Autumn Peltier, Anishinabek Nation (Canada) chief water commissioner went to the United Nations to participate in the UN Climate Action Summit.
Peltier joined fellow teenager Greta Thunberg at the forefront of an environmental youth movement that stresses the urgency of the climate crisis.
28 Sep 2019 - 03:36 - EDINBURGH, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, May East describes a free online education program that offers participants a comprehensive overview of global water challenges and the means to identify local solutions.May East is a sustainability educator, spatial planner and social innovator. Designated one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders three years in a row she currently works in 54 countries with community-based organisations and intergovernmental agencies in the creation of policy guidance for accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and for delivery of projects seeking to strengthen climate resilience, food security and local water solutions. A UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Fellow, she has an MSc in Spatial Planning with specialization on rehabilitation of abandoned villages. As CEO of Gaia Education, her passion is to co-develop Project-Based Learning trajectories supporting indigenous and migrant communities and their traditions to survive in rapidly changing environments while enhancing their opportunities to become the designers of their desired future. She has recently received the Women of the Decade in Sustainability and Leadership award by the Women Economic Forum.28 Sep 2019 - 01:27 - FREDERICIA - Local Press Report
Used as a test site for a new water recycling plant, the Fredericia brewery in Denmark will see its water usage drop from 2.9 hectolitres of water per hectolitre of beer to 1.4 hectolitres of water28 Sep 2019 - 01:29 - TALODI - Local Press Report
Militia-backed gold mining companies that have operated unregulated in Sudan's conflict zones are facing a battle with local residents angered by the environmental damage caused by chemicals used t28 Sep 2019 - 01:31 - DAR ES SALAAM - Local Press Report
The Tanzania government has signed an agreement for a grant with the World Bank amounting to $4.5 million (equivalent to Sh10.35 billion) to improve water supply through improved solar pumping syst28 Sep 2019 - 01:24 - KINGSTON - Local Press Report
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon.28 Sep 2019 - 01:25 - LILONGWE - Local Press Report
Investigations have revealed that despite signing $400 million (about K300 billion) Salima- Lilongwe Waterway Project with Khato Civils, government is now no longer interested in the venture that c28 Sep 2019 - 01:28 - KIGALI - Local Press Report
Rwanda Wednesday secured a concessional loan of $20 million (about Rwf18 billion) to boost supply of water as well as scale up sanitation programmes.28 Sep 2019 - 01:30 - DHAKA - Local Press Report
The World Bank (WB) will provide $100 million to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation system in selected 30 municipalities in Bangladesh as well as to help build their capacities28 Sep 2019 - 01:33 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
Farmers and ranchers could potentially earn up to $14 billion though a new market for improved farming practices that store carbon in the soil or curb water pollution, according to a study of a pro25 Sep 2019 - 07:00 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps to stop climate change.25 Sep 2019 - 06:48 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Contamination of tap water in the United States caused by arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants, and traces of uranium and radium could result in over 100,000 cancer cases in the course of a lifetime, researchers claim.25 Sep 2019 - 06:56 - NEW YORK NY, United States - TWD Staff
The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) issued a new report 19 September examining the current cost of climate change on humans, and projects what the cost will be at the end of the next decade, in the absence of implementing adaptation measures that would cope with extreme weather events.24 Sep 2019 - 05:33 - LAHJ - Local Press Report
More than 20 million people in Yemen are food insecure and water is a scarce resource, with access further restricted by over four years of conflict.24 Sep 2019 - 05:17 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Research compiled one year ago by Customs and Border Protection pointed to an overwhelming factor driving record-setting migration to the U.S.24 Sep 2019 - 05:36 - COLOMBO - Local Press Report
UNDP and Reforest Sri Lanka recently partnered with a commitment to revive the cascade systems in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka by pledging to plant approximately 20,000 trees this season.24 Sep 2019 - 05:53 - MINNA - Local Press Report
Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has attributed the rising conflicts in the country to the impact of climate change on the people.24 Sep 2019 - 05:43 - LAGOS - Local Press Report
Stakeholders have called on the Federal Government to enact a law that will allow private investors to own water plants for generation of water and supply to the public.24 Sep 2019 - 05:45 - CAIRO - Local Press Report
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ratified on Thursday a loan agreement worth KD15 million with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) to establish four desalination plants in South Sina24 Sep 2019 - 05:11 - CAIRO, Egypt - TWD Staff
Egypt's Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry has expressed frustration with Ethiopia’s stance on filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).