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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.
14 Sep 2020 - 11:17 - CANBERRA, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Government of Australia has spent $4.9 Billion USD recovering water and increasing river flows in an attempt to improve the health of the Murray Darling Basin’s ecosystems as part of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, which aims to bring the basin back to a healthier and sustainable level, while continuing to support farming and other industries for the benefit of the Australian community.
14 Sep 2020 - 11:20 - KAMITUGA - Local Press Report
At least 50 people are feared dead after a gold mine collapsed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following heavy rains in the town of Kamituga in South Kivu province.
14 Sep 2020 - 11:21 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report
A construction company has been fined S$56,500 for damaging a large water main and carrying out unauthorised works at Dunearn Road in September 2019, which disrupted water supply to nearly 40 households in the area.
14 Sep 2020 - 11:23 - KYIV - Local Press Report
The Office of Ukrainian President's Envoy for Crimea has commented on Russia's allegations claiming Ukraine violates human rights by refusing to renew water supplies to the occupied Crimea that have been cut in 2014 in the wake of Russian aggression and illegal annexation of the peninsula.
14 Sep 2020 - 11:16 - TEHRAN - Local Press Report
The Iraqi Foreign Relations Committee in Parliament formed a special delegation headed by the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, to resolve the water file with Iran and Turkey.
14 Sep 2020 - 11:18 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report
Year by year, we have seen the world’s accessibility, supply and availability of water decrease, raising serious questions about whether we are doing enough to secure our water.
14 Sep 2020 - 11:19 - TEHRAN - Local Press Report
The first phase of the water transfer project from the Persian Gulf to the provinces of Kerman, Yazd, and Hormozgan will be put into operation in the next Iranian calendar month of Mehr (September 23-October 22).
14 Sep 2020 - 10:43 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The majority of Americans are supportive of government efforts to protect people from future wildfire and flood damage through prevention and adaptation policies, new research shows.
More Americans than ever are likely to consider climate change while voting according to "Climate Insights 2020", produced by Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC.