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  • 15 Dec 2019 - 09:23 - BELGIUM, Brussels - Staff - Water Diplomat

    A "fitness check" of the European Union Water Framework Directive, its associated Directives, and the Floods Directive concludes that they are overall fit for purpose, with some room for enhanced effectiveness. Despite improvements in the protection of water bodies and flood risk management, the evaluation points to insufficient level of implementation by Member States and by sectors with a heavy impact on water such as agriculture, energy and transport.

  • 15 Dec 2019 - 08:49 - WARRENTON VA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The new investigation of microplastic contamination in European waters has revealed 100 percent polluiton  in 2700 water samples collected from 45 different sites.

  • 15 Dec 2019 - 08:56 - NEW YORK NY, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat

    On December 11, TIME Magazine announced its Person of The Year. Teen-aged climate activist, Greta Thunberg, will take this year’s award after a year in which she has addressed the UN Climate conference in Madrid, the United Nations in New York, and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 11:45 - ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Staff - Water Diplomat

    A new background paper produced for the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) describes “climate-resilient water management " as "the common ground and a unifying agenda for water and climate change adaptation”.

    Water experts from international institutions, academia, and NGOs produced Adaptation’s Thirst: Accelerating The Convergence Of Water And Climate Action which offers guidance to answer the question: what can the water community do to help advance targets for climate change adaptation, and what can the climate community do to help advance targets for water resilience?

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 10:55 - BONN, Germany - Staff - Water Diplomat

    The Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action has released its Climate Action Pathways through 2050, including a Pathway for Water, that set a “baseline” of actions and accomplishments through 2019 and sets new milestones through 2050.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 10:00 - NAIROBI, Kenya - Staff - Water Diplomat

    Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System to inform national planning and evidence-based decision making. The project will be implemented in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. NBI membership consists of these nine nations plus Egypt.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 08:35 - MADRID, Spain - Staff - Water Diplomat

    The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has announced a new collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and other partners with a view to creating a desirable climate-resilient future.

    "Water Resilience Frontiers: Pathways for Transformational Climate Resilient Water Security" seeks to address a lack of coherence in global negotiations on climate change, national development planning and water management.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 08:14 - VIANTIANE, Laos - Staff - Water Diplomat

    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has suggested that receent change in colour of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos with serious consequences, and called for more data sharing with the China-backed Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 08:48 - LONDON, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat

    Almost 2 billion people could be negatively affected by the decline of natural “water towers” (glaciers and snow that store water in winter and release it gradually in warmer seasons) due to rising temperatures, according to a new report. Asian river basis face the greatest demands but there is increasing vulnerability in Europe and North America.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 07:54 - SYDNEY NSW - Local Press Report

    With rapidly declining dam levels and bushfires raging through the state of New South Wales (NSW), the issue of water scarcity has never been more topical.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 07:55 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and other legislation needs to be amended to account for threat posed by the cocktail effect of different chemical pollutants, according to a five-year resear

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 07:51 - LUANDA - Local Press Report

    Aid workers in Angola are appealing for help in the country’s south, where they say climate change is causing a crisis for up to 2.3 million people.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 07:50 - SANTIAGO - Local Press Report

    Overshadowed by events in Madrid, where the United Nations COP25 conference is taking place, activists in the Chilean capital, Santiago, are eager that social justice becomes more central to international climate discussions. On December 2, the first day of COP25, more than 100 environmental groups launched a parallel conference in Santiago.

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 07:52 - MADRID - Local Press Report

    As world leaders, industry groups, and campaigners converge on Madrid for the climate change COP, the proponents of hydropower are out in full force, keen to profit from and perpetuate the myth of hydropower’s climate benefits. Today, 276 civil society organizations from 77 countries around the world launched a statement calling upon CBI to “abandon its misguided attempt to greenwash hydropower.”

  • 11 Dec 2019 - 07:53 - FLINT MI - Local Press Report

    Email exchanges in February 2015 between executives at Veolia and a city contractor show some senior employees were aware that lead from the city’s pipes could be leaching into drinking water.

  • 10 Dec 2019 - 11:47 - RABAT - Local Press Report

    Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) signed financing agreements to the tune of ‎€55.5 million on Thursday, December 5, in Rabat. The agreements cover several projects related to drinking water supply and sanitation.

  • 10 Dec 2019 - 11:49 - MANILA - Local Press Report

    President Duterte said he is keen on meeting with the officials from Manila Water and Maynilad, as well as the government lawyers who were behind the 1997 water concession agreements, which the Department of Justice described as “onerous.”

  • 10 Dec 2019 - 11:50 - JUBA - Local Press Report

    In South Sudan, massive flooding has affected nearly a million people, leaving many stranded in their villages and cut off from essential health services.

  • 10 Dec 2019 - 11:51 - BEIJING - Local Press Report

    China's total annual consumption of unconventional water resources is expected to exceed 9 billion cubic meters this year, with recycled water to account for over 80 percent of the amount, said an official with the Ministry of Water Resources. Unconventional water resources include recycled water, desalinated seawater, rain and floodwater.

  • 10 Dec 2019 - 11:46 - MADRID - Local Press Report

    The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) has described Latin America and the Caribbean as “a laboratory for climate action,” as world leaders gather in Madrid, Spain for the 25th United Natio

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