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10 Oct 2019 - 11:26 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mara Tignino of Geneva Water Hubspeaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” video interview. The subject is the "Geneva List" of legal principles on protection of water infrastructure.
Tignino, Reader at the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva and Lead Legal Specialist of the Platform for International Water Law at the Geneva Water Hub, describe, 4 October, the background and rationale for the "Geneva List", the first reference document to systematize the main rules applicable to the protection of water infrastructure during armed conflicts, specifically in the conduct of hostilities, as well as in pre-conflict and post-conflict situations, setting forth good practices.Tignino has been Visiting Professor at Renmin University of China, the University of Barcelona, the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) and the Catholic University of Lille. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. Tignino acts as an expert and legal adviser for States and international organisations. In 2017, she was awarded with the prize "Women Peacebuilders for Water" from the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy. She is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Interest Group of “International Business and Human Rights” of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), is a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and is co-chair of the Interest Group on Water of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association.10 Oct 2019 - 10:35 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Geneva Water Hub and OOSKAnews hosted an international press conference at the Geneva Water Hub 4 October to launch the global media platform “The Water Diplomat”.9 Oct 2019 - 10:07 - HONG KONG, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New analysis of China's Yangtze River basin indicates that six of the eleven provinces on the Yangtze River economic belt are water stressed.9 Oct 2019 - 10:06 - MARSEILLE, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
An outcomes document of the High Level Strategic Workshop on Water and Climate, sponsored by the World Water Council, has been made available in advance of the COP25 meeting in Santiago in December.9 Oct 2019 - 10:02 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
In a 3 October opinion article distributed by more than 170 news outlets, Unite Nations Secretary-General António Guterres reaffirmed his concerns over the threats posed by climate change and acknowledged that “the science is undeniable”. He agrees with the youth movement that global leaders are failing them and that urgent action must be taken.
“They are right,'' he lamented.9 Oct 2019 - 10:27 - SYDNEY NSW - Local Press Report
Millions of Australian dollars have been set aside to transport supplies to parts of the country which have just six months worth of water left.9 Oct 2019 - 10:29 - HARROGATE - Local Press Report
P&G brands such as Fairy, Ariel, Head & Shoulders and Gillette are all products used alongside water, as such, the parent company is rolling out a new campaign to create better access to cl9 Oct 2019 - 10:31 - GLASGOW - Local Press Report
Scotland's water sector will be admired for excellence, secure a sustainable future and inspire a generation, delegates heard at the WWT Water Scotland Conference last week.9 Oct 2019 - 10:33 - HO CHI MINH CITY - Local Press Report
Both climate-change adaptation and modern technological solutions are needed to actively manage water resources, deputy director of the Việt Nam Academy for Water Resources, Trần Đình Hoà, told a w9 Oct 2019 - 10:34 - KOTA KINABALU - Local Press Report
The High Court here has declared the political appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water Department director in August last year to be unlawful.9 Oct 2019 - 10:28 - SYDNEY - Local Press Report
A massive metal detector attached to a helicopter is being flown over large parts of NSW to help farmers discover water and mineral sources.9 Oct 2019 - 10:30 - GNDEVAZ - Local Press Report
Armenian villagers are locked in what they say is a David-and-Goliath style battle for the environment and their livelihoods, standing guard around the clock to protect their land from a multinatio9 Oct 2019 - 10:32 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
With the waste water treatment sector expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.3 per cent, the India Investment Grid (IIG) has showcased $8.2 billion investment opportunitie9 Oct 2019 - 08:35 - KATHMANDU, Nepal - OOSKAnews CorrespondentOOSKAnews' Special Youth Correspondent in Nepal, 19 year-old Warren Sangay, has contribute this article with accompanying photography on young peoples' climate change protests in Kathmandu. On 20 September, young Nepalese people joined the international climate protest movement. Under the banner of "Friday for the Future", the local demonstration to protest climate change and rising temperatures was held in front of the UN office in Pulchowk. During the protest program organized by the deer and other organizations, including Deer Nepal, they displayed banners like "Why fight against one hundred thousand trees and cut 100 lakh trees in Nijgadh?" Raising the issue of snowfall in the mountains from the traffic jams in Everest, they demanded that the law be changed.
Thunberg inspires global youth movementThe international protest movement started with 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, and has been adopted by teenagers worldwide. The main purpose of the demonstration is to specifically alert the government to climate change.OOSKAnews has reported that 15-year-old Autumn Peltier, chief water commissioner of the Anishinabek Nation (Canada), also joined the protest that was held in advance of the UN Climate Action Summit.
Peltier told hundreds of international guests at UN headquarters September 28 "I've said it once, and I'll say it again, we can't eat money, or drink oil".
Peltier spoke at the Global Landscapes Forum, a platform on sustainable land use founded by UN Environment and the World Bank that's dedicated to achieving development and climate goals.
"All across these lands, we know somewhere were someone can't drink the water. Why so many, and why have they gone without for so long?"