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20 Nov 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
15 Additional Nations From Africa, The Middle-East, Asia, Latin America Show Interest In Joining UNECE Water Convention
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has announced that an additional 15 countries have expressed interest in joining the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (the UNECE Water Convention). Iraq, Ghana and Togo have announced that the process is well-advanced accession consideration is already at parliament level...
19 Nov 2019 LONDON, United Kingdom
Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) global environment disclosure system has released its newest report on cities, revealing that of the 620 respondents in 2018, 530 revealed that they are experiencing the impacts of climate change. The combined population of these cities is over 515 million.From energy, to water supplies, cities are expecting to see many of their most fundamental pillars come under threat in the coming years...
19 Nov 2019 OXFORD, United Kingdom
Extreme weather, both too much and too little rain, conflict, displacement and poverty have caused crisis levels of hunger for as many as 18 million people across Africa. The climatic conditions are exacerbated in many countries that are already suffering from ongoing conflict situations.In advance of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban Nov 11-15, a report from international NGO Oxfam called on African ministers at the AMCEN meeting to:Insist rich industrialized countries decrease CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement's goal and to honor respective commitments to mobilize $100 Billion USD per year by 2020 to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries;Demand governments agree to develop new funding mechanisms for “loss and damage” from climate change at the upcoming COP25;Invest more in public services and strengthen tax systems to close the gap between rich and poor;Improve disaster warning and management systems, and commit to re-greening and agricultural policies that target small-scale farmers;Invest in “social accountability” projects that ensure climate finance can reach the communities that need it most;Improve engagement with women and girls in the planning, design, and implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation programsThe new report from Oxfam highlights conditions in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and South Africa where there have been reports of farmer suicides...
19 Nov 2019 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has approved an additional $87 Million USD in aid for public services, health and education in Yemen, bringing EU support to $485 Million USD since 2015 when violent conflict erupted. The conflict in Yemen has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, with unprecedented levels of hunger, poverty and spread of preventable disease...
7 Nov 2019 TEHRAN, Iran
Construction of new energy production projects, and upgrade of existing infrastructure in Iran, has been stalled due to a number of different water-related reasons.A list, published in late October by the Reuters news agency, of at least 10 petrochemical, fertilizer and oil refinery projects affected by delay or closure has been compiled from Iranian state media, project managers and/or shareholders...
7 Nov 2019 LODWAR
The government of Kenya through the Turkana County Government is in talks with Almar Water Solutions, a Spanish provider of specialist expertise and solutions in water infrastructure development, for the construction of a water desalination plant at the Lotikipi basin aquifer. According to Tito Ochieng, the director of water services in Turkana County, the discussions are at an advanced stage and an agreement could be reached within a matter of a few months.
5 Nov 2019 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Tune in 4.30 PM UK time Monday 11 November HERE for the next “aquaNOW Audience”!The Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh, Scotland, will host the interactive panel discussion, produced by OOSKAnews, engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions, filmed before a live audience and streamed online to a global viewership, with the theme "The Future Of Water Stewardship"...
30 Oct 2019 Washington DC, United States
International aid organisation Oxfam has cut trucked water to thousands of Yemenis because of the increase in fuel prices in the conflict-torn country. Piped water systems installed by Oxfam, which supply a quarter of a million people, are running at around 50 per cent capacity, the agency said 22 October...
29 Oct 2019 MOMBASA
Authorities in Kenya’s driest region are in talks with a Saudi investor to build a desalination plant, after hopes of finding drinking water from an aquifer were dashed. Tito Ochieng, the director of water services in Turkana, in the north of the country, said the potential investor – Saudi-owned Almar Water – has already signed a deal to build a $160m (£125m) desalination plant in Mombasa...
31 Jan 2019 RIYADH
Almar Water Solutions, part of Abdul Latif Jameel, has been awarded a contract to develop a desalination plant in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Over $600m will be invested in the project, creating 700 jobs, in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and its objectives to increase investment and employment opportunities.
9 Jun 2018 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile.Upon completion, the $500 Million USD ENAPAC project will be one of the largest solar desalination projects in the world...