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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 cl

  • 9 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 w

  • 9 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 multinatio

  • 9 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 opportunitie

  • 9 Oct 2019 - 08:35 - KATHMANDU, Nepal - OOSKAnews Correspondent
     
    OOSKAnews' 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 movement

    The 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?"

     
     
     
     
     
  • 6 Oct 2019 - 10:14 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Global investment bank Goldman Sachs says that while the world's attention has focused on the need for reduction of Carbon emissions, investors should pay attention to inevitable changes, and investment opportunites in adaptation.

  • 6 Oct 2019 - 09:10 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    UNEP (the United Nations Environment Program) has released a report “Safe Climate” which concludes that climate change and its impacts threaten a broad range of human rights and, as a result, states and private actors have extensive human rights obligations and responsibilities.

  • 6 Oct 2019 - 09:57 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations has called on the international community to take immediate action to confront the "climate crisis" that has had a severe effect on the nation of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. Mueller's office released a statement after a 3 day mission to the country.

  • 6 Oct 2019 - 08:01 - SAN FRANCISCO CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In an apparent distraction ploy to increase political pressure on the water-stressed state of California, the US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued a formal notice accusing the city of San Francisco of a number of violations of the country's Clean Water Act.

    letter from the federal agency follows accusations last month that the city allows used needles and human waste to be released untreated into the Pacific Ocean. It cites operating permit violations of the city and county wastewater treatment and sewer systems asserting poor maintenance, thus allowing for the discharge of partially-treated and raw sewage into the ocean.

    Further reading: As reported in OOSKAnews

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:44 - WILMINGTON DE - Local Press Report

    DuPont has signed an agreement to acquire the Memcor business, including ultrafiltration and membrane biofiltration technologies, from Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:48 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report

    The Centre will soon start consultation process to make mandatory compliance of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) quality standard for tap water to begin with in the national capital, state capitals and 100 smart cities, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday.

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