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  • 19 Jun 2019 - 14:49 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHPLP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview.

    The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace was launched in 2015 with the task of developing a set of proposals aimed at strengthening the global framework to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts, facilitating the use of water as an important factor of building peace and enhancing the relevance of water issues in national and global policy making. In 2017 the Panel published its Report “A Matter of Survival”. In this “Water Diplomacy Talks” interview, Danilo Turk, who served as President of the Republic of Slovenia 2007-12, discusses current levels of international co-operation around the intersects of water, human conflict and peace; current and recent examples of water-related conflict; engagement by international institutions and mainstream media with water / peace challenges and opportunities; the United Nations International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” (2018 -28).

     

    “We are all Water Diplomats”

    Turk urges co-ordinated “hydrodiplomacy” including a UN Water Conference next decade, which would be the organizations first since 1977’s event in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.

    Turk is a professor of international law, human rights expert who, prior to his Presidency of Slovenia, was the first Slovene ambassador to the United Nations, from 1992 to 2000, and UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs from 2000 to 2005.

  • 17 Jun 2019 - 09:19 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    China’s top legislator has placed emphasis on the need for high-quality, green development in the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

  • 17 Jun 2019 - 08:24 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Weather forecasters in India are predicting the likelihood of the onset of this year’s monsoon sometime around June 19. However, they are also saying that due to the delay, there will probably be deficit rainfall in June in about two-thirds of the country.

  • 17 Jun 2019 - 08:01 - KOH LARN - Local Press Report

    Vice Adm. Banjob Poedaeng, Commander of the 1st Naval Area Command, and Pattaya assigned the HTMS Thongkaeo to deliver the fresh water for 56 families at the Koh Larn pier.

  • 17 Jun 2019 - 08:03 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report

    Authorities here have issued a recall of bottled mineral water imported from Malaysia after it was found to contain Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common environmental bacterium that is found in faeces,

  • 17 Jun 2019 - 08:12 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Europe's biggest dam-busting operation for decades has commenced with an irreparable breach in the 36-meter height Vezins Dam in northwest France.

  • 12 Jun 2019 - 11:02 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In the latest outbreak of violence in Mali, 35 villagers in the center of the country were massacred by gunmen June 10, with some reports suggesting that 24 of these were children.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 13:15 - RACINE WI - Local Press Report

    A state administrative law judge has ruled that the City of Racine’s plans are proper to divert millions of gallons of water from Lake Michigan for Foxconn Technology Group. The ruling by Brian K. Hayes on Friday found that Racine’s plans to sell water to the Village of Mount Pleasant, which in turn will be selling most of the water to Foxconn, met requirements of the Great Lakes Compact.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 13:20 - CARACAS - Local Press Report

    The Venezuelan electricity system has been in crisis since 2009. One of the triggers of this deficit is the effects of El Niño in Venezuela, caused by climate change.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 13:22 - ASKOEY - Local Press Report

    Norwegian authorities say they have not yet identified the source of water contamination in southern Norway that sent dozens of people to the hospital.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 13:23 - VINNYTSIA - Local Press Report

    Chemicals were spilled into Ros River in Vinnytsia region. As a result, the Bila Tserkva Pump-Filtering Station stopped working.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 13:24 - DUBLIN - Local Press Report

    Irish householders who use excessive amounts of water may be hit with wastage fees of up to €500, it has been revealed.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 13:14 - MINSK - Local Press Report

    Belarus plans to get a €15.5 million of the EBRD loan for 2019-2021 to finance the investment project Vitebsk Oblast Clean Water.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 13:22 - RAJENDRANAGAR - Local Press Report

    With the fast approaching monsoon, the incipient issue of spreading of water-borne diseases raise the parameter of concern and what is more important to see is the attentiveness of the officials co

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 12:31 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced approval of $90 Million USD loan participation in the $650 Million USD Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower Project. The commitment is AIIB’s first project in Nepal.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 12:42 - COPENHAGEN, Denmark - OOSKAnews Info

    The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on 2018 water quality at European Union Member State bathing sites show encouraging improvements.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 12:25 - Washington DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new report on climate change from the Australian think-tank, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, has taken a radical, almost apocalyptic view of the impact and effect of climate change, hitting headlines in the world's mainstream media.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 12:18 - COLUMBUS OH, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Researchers have created first ever high-resolution maps of groundwater/ocean interface. The data will give coastal communities and conservationists key information on how to protect both drinking water and the sea.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 12:47 - PROVO UT, United States - OOSKAnews Info

    The earth’s water cycles as currently depicted in textbooks and through research papers are sorely out-of-date as they exclude any effect from human impact, hydrologists have claimed.

  • 11 Jun 2019 - 12:37 - NIJMEGEN, Netherlands - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in Uganda, citing threats to water and livelihoods aamong othe objections. The banks are in the process of raising $3.5 Billion USD to finance the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will transport oil 900 miles from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania.

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