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23 Jun 2019 - 08:10 - SAN FRANCISCO CA - Local Press Report
Global fashion retailer Gap Inc. has announced a new partnership with long time collaborator Arvind Limited in an effort to channel “industry-leading solutions” to the problem of global water scarcity.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:06 - JACKSON MS - Local Press Report
The city of Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the company hired to overhaul its water billing system. The lawsuit seeks to "recover" more than $225 Million USD from Siemens and several subcontractors.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:08 - MANILA - Local Press Report
Regulators and water concessionaires are preparing for the possibility that Angat Dam's water may fall further and cause more supply interruptions.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:09 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report
The sinking of Mexico City has reached the point that the historic center is at a lower level than the deepest part of Lake Texcoco, according to a hydraulic engineer who participated in a seminar
23 Jun 2019 - 08:12 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
It is important to take an inclusive and tangible approach to protecting civilians by protecting the environment during armed conflicts.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:04 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report
Investment companies making “ridiculous” profits from selling water to struggling farmers are on notice, as the Federal Government considers shutting them down.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:07 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report
The government's "active investment" on water management has been successful in limiting drought damage to local communities and saving people from flooding in the rainy season, Prime Minister Pray
23 Jun 2019 - 08:42 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The European Commission has reported that it is providing over $170 Million USD to seven countries in Africa's Sahel region, bringing total regional support for 2018 and 2019 to more than $475 Million USD.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:46 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new Economics Working Paper from the Asian Development Bank examines the effect of climate change and a Phillippines island community’s adaptation strategies in the aftermath of a 7.2 earthquake and subsequent typhoons and drought.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:53 - PALO ALTO CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new report from an international research team with backgrounds in political science, geography, economic and environmental sciences contends that climate, in and of itself, is not (yet) the basis for conflict, but does affect other drivers.
23 Jun 2019 - 07:56 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Dipolmacy Talks" audio interview.
This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the occasion of the release of SFG’s sixth "Blue Peace Bulletin", "Regional Water Protection Framework", which can be DOWNLOADED HERE.
"There are a plethora of legal instruments including the Geneva Conventions that address the issue of protection of water resources especially during armed conflicts. However, implementation is relegated to the realm of domestic polices of state parties. The protection of water resources and related infrastructure more often than not require collective, regional or basin level measures by states. This is therefore an attempt to lay down guidelines that states can adopt towards cooperative and collective security measures to protect water resources and infrastructure against acts of violence by terror groups or during international and non-international armed conflicts.” Philip is a lawyer who works as Senior Research Manager for SFG, heading initiatives on public international law, hydro-diplomacy, conflict, terrorism and global foresight issues. She has an LL.M from Harvard Law School with a concentration in Human Rights. SFG is an international think-tank engaged in crafting new policy concepts that enable decision makers to prepare for a future in uncertain times. SFG's body of work encompasses over 50 countries, across four continents. SFG pioneered the “Blue Peace” concept to use water as a tool to promote peace and security in the world.
19 Jun 2019 - 14:49 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews CorrespondentThe 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.