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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...
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...
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 GENEVA, Switzerland
In this Water Diplomat / OOSKAnews Voices Q and A, we talk to Johan Gely, Head of Global Program, Water, for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). presents the case for a Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to a River Basin Organisation.Gely has dedicated his career overseas (advising multi-stakeholder platforms, governments, civil society organisations and the private sector in transitional economies, fragile states and emerging market economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America), and in Switzerland (Federal Department of Economic Affairs and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) to support a common goal: positioning water prominently in the governments and the global debate to contribute to a water-secure world for All...