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23 Sep 2020 - 05:16 - West Lafayette IN - Local Press Report
As in previous years, [large forest fires] have entered populated areas [in the US], damaging drinking water networks.
23 Sep 2020 - 05:18 - PARIS - Local Press Report
Tensions are continuing to grow following Veolia’s attempted hostile takeover of rival Suez, despite French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire’s calls for calm and hopes that a “useless war” can be avoided between the two giants of French industry.
23 Sep 2020 - 05:19 - MINNA - Local Press Report
The National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) has raised the alarm that the N60 billion sugar investment project in Sunti Golden Sugar Estate (SGSE) in Niger State is reportedly threatened by floods occasioned by the sudden release of water from the Kainji Hydro Power Dam in the state.
23 Sep 2020 - 05:14 - MELBOURNE - Local Press Report
It has been a rocky road in Australia towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
23 Sep 2020 - 05:15 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
Last month, Aborigen Forum, a group of Russian indigenous activists and leaders, launched a campaign to raise awareness of Norilsk Nickel’s impacts on their communities and to demand restitution.
23 Sep 2020 - 05:17 - YAOUNDE - Local Press Report
Cameroon will build a $3bn hydro-power plant as part of an ambitious plan to make the central African nation an exporter of electricity by 2035.
20 Sep 2020 - 10:13 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Colorado River Basin is set to experience continued drought and an increased chance of water shortages by 2025 according to new modeling results from the US Bureau of Reclamation. The basin, which supplies water to 40 million people, is in its 21st year of drought.
20 Sep 2020 - 10:36 - KAMPALA, Uganda - Staff - Water Diplomat
Ten refugees from South Sudan and young Ugandan were killed in an 11 September violent incident around a water point in Madi Okollo in north Uganda, with nineteen others injured.
Reports by UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, indicated that a dispute between the local community and refugees broke out near a shared water point, over priority of access to water.
20 Sep 2020 - 07:53 - UTRECHT - Local Press Report
After decades of argument, Utrecht has restored the ‘singel’ canal that surrounds the city in an effort to promote greener living.
20 Sep 2020 - 07:56 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
David Legates, a University of Delaware professor of climatology who has spent much of his career questioning basic tenets of climate science, has been hired for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
20 Sep 2020 - 07:48 - CHICAGO IL - Local Press Report
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced new assistance programs to help qualifying homeowners replace lead water lines across Chicago.
20 Sep 2020 - 07:49 - RIDAYH - Local Press Report
On September 12, 2020, the G20 Agriculture and Water Ministers met to discuss the COVID-19 response and its related challenges of food security, responsible agriculture investment, and “sustainable and resilient water management.”
20 Sep 2020 - 07:52 - BOMET - Local Press Report
Conservation of the Mau forest complex has led to increased water levels in the Mara River.
20 Sep 2020 - 07:54 - ASWAN - Local Press Report
A granite inscription tells us that for seven years during the reign of the ancient Egyptian king Djoser, the Nile failed to go through its annual flooding cycle, causing a devastating drought and famine.
20 Sep 2020 - 07:57 - BILLUND - Local Press Report
LEGO announced plans to invest up to $ 400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives.
16 Sep 2020 - 07:57 - Niamey, Niger - Staff - Water Diplomat
Severe flooding in recent weeks has affected more than 750,000 people in Africa’s Sahel region. Nations and communities, already challenged by conflict, population displacement, water insecurity, climate change impacts, conflict and COVID-19 face an unprecedented confluence of challenges. Sudan, Niger, South Sudan and Nigeria are worst hit so far, with further rains anticipated across the region.
15 Sep 2020 - 09:04 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
A senior United States official has said that Chinese control of dams along the upper Mekong River has “harmed the livelihood of tens of millions of people in Southeast Asian communities up and down the Mekong region basin,” and encouraged the downstream countries to hold China accountable.
The comments from David Stilwell, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific were made in an online news conference 15 September the week after the annual meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
15 Sep 2020 - 08:30 - MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Staff - Water Diplomat
Two protesting farmers at the Boquilla Dam in Chihuahua, Mexico were killed by military police 9 September following altercations including stone-throwing, Molotov cocktails and occupation the dam’s control centre.
The farmers’ protest has arisen as a result of plans to divert more water from the drought-affected region to the United States to fulfill “water debt” obligations accruing under a 1944 water-sharing treaty. The protesters claim that further water transfers at this time would create a significant economic problem for the state.
15 Sep 2020 - 08:35 - SYDNEY, Australia - Staff - Water Diplomat
More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace.
Predictions include that by 2040, 5.4 billion people – more than half of the world's projected population – will live in the 59 countries experiencing high or extreme water stress, including India and China.
15 Sep 2020 - 06:42 - GENEVA, Switzerland - Staff - Water Diplomat
Record heat, ice loss, wildfires, floods and droughts continue to worsen, affecting communities, nations and economies around the world, the United in Science 2020 report finds.
“Human-induced climate change is affecting life-sustaining systems, from the top of the mountains to the depths of the oceans, leading to accelerating sea-level rise, with cascading effects for ecosystems and human security,” the multi-organization high-level compilation of latest climate science information states.