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22 Nov 2020 - 06:51 - WASHINGTON, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
The 2020 Annual Report of the Global Water Security Partnership (GWSP) describes activities and impacts achieved for the twelve months through June 2020.
The partnership acknowledges that COVID-19 had a significant impact on its activities and that resources were redirected to helping partners contend with both short- and long-term effects of the pandemic from March 2020. At the same time GWSP continued its efforts to deliver to Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation for all, and to tackle the effects of climate change throughout its networks.
18 Nov 2020 - 07:07 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Singapore’s High Court ruled 16 November that Hyflux, Singapore’s premier water treatment company, is to come under judicial management (JM) immediately. The Board of the company and its founder, Olivia Lum, have lost control.
18 Nov 2020 - 07:22 - EDINBURGH, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Please note that after this week's edition of the subscription-based OOSKAnews International Water Weekly, the next edition will not be published until Wednesday 2 December (recognising next week's US Thanksgiving holiday). The OOSKAnews website will continue to be updated in the meantime, and the free monthly The Water Diplomat will be produced to our usual schedule next week.
Very best wishes to you and yours, and stay well!
The OOSKAnews Team
18 Nov 2020 - 06:12 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New water concession agreements for the two suppliers to Philippnes capital city Manila have been approved by the administration of President Duterte. The terms of the agreements, drafted by four governmental departments in consultation with the Asian Development Bank, were presented to Duterte by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on 11 November.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:05 - LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Staff - Water Diplomat
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved almost $1.2 Trillion USD in support for climate-, biodiversity- and sustainability-focused projects through 2030.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:34 - GENEVA, Switzerland - Staff - Water Diplomat
More than 60 Percent of the world’s school-age children have been, or are, affected by ongoing school closures, with most having missed out on at least one term of learning, says a new report by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which assessed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) readiness of schools in UNHCR-supported refugee camps and settlements.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:47 - KENORA - Local Press Report
A First Nations community in Northern Ontario that was recently evacuated amid a tainted water crisis has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus, its chief confirmed Friday.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:43 - EDINBURGH - Local Press Report
A new draft strategy for the Flow Country peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland could help the case for making the internationally important area a World Heritage Site.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:39 - CAIRO - Local Press Report
Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati signed Nov.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:41 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report
The majority of environmental water redirected from irrigators under the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan isn't being delivered to its intended wetland targets, with private land blocking the
18 Nov 2020 - 06:44 - KATHMANDU - Local Press Report
The Hindu Kush Himalayas may finally get a united eight-country voice to safeguard its ecosystem, if the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan ke
18 Nov 2020 - 06:45 - NAGA - Local Press Report
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed support for a Bicol River Basin which may help minimize incidences of flooding through improved storage capacity of rivers and lakes.
18 Nov 2020 - 06:46 - ATLANTA - Local Press Report
The Coca-Cola Company has advanced its core sustainability priorities – from water replenishment to sugar reduction to diversity and inclusion – in 2020 despite unprecedented challenges presented b
18 Nov 2020 - 06:40 - WEST VANCOUVER - Local Press Report
Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, Patrick Weiler, announce
18 Nov 2020 - 06:42 - SANTIAGO - Local Press Report
U.S.-based Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, has accused its top rival, Chilean miner SQM, and local regulators of seeking to keep secret a coveted report about the environmenta
17 Nov 2020 - 08:17 - N'DJAMENA, Chad - Staff - Water Diplomat
Continuation of heavy rainfall in Chad has led to flash flooding and the displacement of an estimated 11.500 people living in N’Djamena in the past two weeks where rising water levels have caused the Chari River to burst an embankment in N’Djamena, causing catastrophic damage.
17 Nov 2020 - 08:44 - VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe - Staff - Water Diplomat
Ministers for water and energy from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have approved a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Governance Framework, which was developed by SADC aided by The Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA), at a meeting on 30 October.
17 Nov 2020 - 08:23 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
More than a million households were impacted when four water treatment plants in Malaysia after another pollution incident. Sungai Selangor Phase 1,2, 3 and Rantau Panjang – had to stop operations this month because of pollution, but have since resumed operations.
The disruption affected areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat.
17 Nov 2020 - 08:49 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Water companies in the England and Wales parts of the United Kingdom have set out a plan to deliver a net-zero-carbon water supply for customers by 2030, in what it calls “the world’s first sector-wide commitment of its kind”.
17 Nov 2020 - 08:52 - ZADAR - Local Press Report
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €4.5 million loan for the completion of a key infrastructure project in Zadar, the fifth-largest city in Croatia and a pop