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20 Aug 2020 - 08:28 - CHANDIGARH - Local Press Report
Urging the Centre to be cautious on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) issue, which had the potential to disturb the nation’s security, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday reiterated the need for a tribunal to make a fresh time-bound assessment of the water availability, even as he sought complete share of water for Punjab from the total resource available, including from river Yamuna.
20 Aug 2020 - 08:31 - MELBOURNE - Local Press Report
Victoria-based social enterprise business Thank You has quit the bottled water business and denounced it as, among other things, a “silly product that shouldn’t exist”.
20 Aug 2020 - 08:35 - BOISE ID - Local Press Report
A Canadian company seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho is suing the U.S. government contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the already heavily mined site in violation of environmental laws.
20 Aug 2020 - 08:37 - MAPUTO - Local Press Report
At least 79 people have died from cholera in northern Mozambique as health workers struggle to access the area because of running battles between terrorists and the army.
20 Aug 2020 - 08:28 - IKOT OMIN - Local Press Report
The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority has been suspended from office by the board of the agency.
20 Aug 2020 - 08:29 - BANGOR - Local Press Report
Clinical laboratory tests for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can identify COVID-19 cases in individuals. But in multiple countries, researchers have tested untreated sewage for remnants of the pathogen, and some scientists have arrived at a surprising but unconfirmed theory—that the coronavirus appeared in Europe long before the first reported cases in Wuhan, China.”
20 Aug 2020 - 08:32 - TIRANA - Local Press Report
FAO started a green development project in Albania to support farmers and authorities in sustainable land use and the prevention of pollution and degradation of soil around the Vjosa, one of the few undammed rivers in Europe.
20 Aug 2020 - 07:13 - PHNOM PENH - Local Press Report
The Cambodian government has said it will cancel the three-day Water Festival scheduled to take place in late October in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
20 Aug 2020 - 07:15 - RENO NV - Local Press Report
Norm Harry, former chairman of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and a lauded "water keeper" for the tribe, died peacefully on Aug. 11 at his home in Nixon on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reservation.
20 Aug 2020 - 07:16 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Rising temperatures have brought more rain and are causing the glaciers feeding hydropower plants to melt faster, leading to more frequent floods and higher water inflows.
20 Aug 2020 - 07:17 - ROME - Local Press Report
Pope Francis said after the recitation of the Angelus on Saturday that he is "following with particular attention the situation of the difficult negotiations regarding the Nile between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan."
20 Aug 2020 - 07:13 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report
The South African Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into the water and sanitation services provided to Cradock, Middelburg and Komani in the Eastern Cape after an initial investigation found that it constituted a ‘prima facie violation’ of residents’ human rights.
13 Aug 2020 - 08:01 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United States Department of Energy has filed notice to relax rules on the nation's definition of showerheads, apparently responding to complaints by President Donald Trump about showerhead pressure at the presidential residence, and his hair.
The plan follows Trump's comments last month at a White House event on rolling back regulations where he said he believed water does not come out fast enough from fixtures, saying "My hair … I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect".
The proposed changes, published 13 August, would allow multiple showerheads in a bathroom fixture in order to boost water pressure. Shower fixtures could include multiple shower heads that would avoid the 2.5 gallon per minute standard.
13 Aug 2020 - 07:00 - NEW YORK NY, United States - Staff - Water Diplomat
43 Percent of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water in 2019, casting some doubt on the safety of operations during and post-COVID pandemic.
A 13 August report from the Joint Monitoring Programme of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF presents updated national, regional and global estimates for Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) in schools up to the year 2019, with a special focus on the implications for ensuring the safety of students and school staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
13 Aug 2020 - 06:16 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Staff - Water Diplomat
The outgoing World Bank Country Director for Pakistan has said that the international institution is unable to make an independent decision on either the appointment of a court of arbitration or the appointment of a neutral expert in the settlement of a dispute between Pakistan and India over the Indus Waters Treaty.
13 Aug 2020 - 06:36 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
In a major revamp of regulations, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set stringent conditions for commercial groundwater use, asking authorities to be tightfisted in granting permits, initiating swift punitive action in case of breaches and mandating third-party compliance audit of businesses every year.
13 Aug 2020 - 06:37 - YEREVAN - Local Press Report
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) investment in a controversial $400m gold mine in Armenia is to end, a new assessment by the bank’s complaint body states.
13 Aug 2020 - 05:19 - KYIV, Ukraine - Staff - Water Diplomat
Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that his government would consider supplying drinking water from the mainland of Ukraine to Russia-occupied Crimea in the event of a "humanitarian disaster".
"If necessary to provide people with water, if there is a humanitarian disaster, of course, Ukraine will provide Ukrainians – somewhere in Crimea or elsewhere – with water and with everything they need, medicines, food and so on," Shmyhal said in an 8 August interview for Radio Svoboda's Ukrainian service.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:41 - DONCASTER - Local Press Report
In a country with no operational coal mines, the UK Coal Authority has proposed to once again turn these operations to heating homes and businesses.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:28 - North Charleston SC - Local Press Report
UNICEF and Water Mission recently published an innovative reference document that provides detailed instruction for fulfilling internationally-recognized standards for the design and installation of solar powered water systems within the rural water supply context.