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26 Apr 2022 DUSHANBE, Tajikistan
The government of Tajikistan shares the background of the Dushanbe Process and how the second conference is now considered a stepping stone on the "Road To New York".
3 Jan 2022 IMLIDOL
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slashed through India’s notorious red tape and pushed aside thorny political divisions to see his tap water project through despite shrinking supplies.
15 Nov 2021 BAGHDAD, Iraq
Health, education, and exposure to deadly disease contribute to increased mental health issues. UNICEF calls for urgent investment in water aid, sanitation and hygiene systems, and health and education services.
21 Sep 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Joint effort to clean up uranium mine pollution in three Central Asia locations: Mailuu-Suu, Min-Kush and Shekaftar.
22 Jul 2021 MECCA
New type of memento distribution at this year's hajj: robot distribution of Zamzam water
26 May 2021 Delhi, India
A shortage of firewood and rising funeral costs are forcing grieving families to abandon traditional Hindu cremations. Alarmed by the risk to water quality, the national government has instructed states to clamp down on the practice and provide support for "dignified cremations".
16 Apr 2021 TOKYO, Japan
The Fukushima nuclear plant is running out of space to store radioactive water following its destruction in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Plans by owners TEPCO to begin discharging the "treated" water into the Pacific Ocean have been met with dismay by some but cautiously welcomed by others.
14 Mar 2021 Bangkok
A Thailand operations centre is considering prohibition of water splashing during Songkran in order to limit spread of the virus.
4 Mar 2021 KOLTSOVO
Russian state laboratory Vektor on Tuesday announced it was launching research into prehistoric viruses by analyzing the remains of animals recovered from melted permafrost. The Siberia-based lab said in a statement that the aim of the project was to identify paleoviruses and conduct advanced research into virus evolution...
8 Feb 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is urgently tackling a saltwater intrusion problem after the amount of sodium in tap water exceeded the standard level. The president of a subcommittee in charge of managing the Chao Phraya, Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan water basins, Weerakorn Khamprakob, said sodium in tap water was on Jan 30 measured at 2...
18 Jan 2021 BEIJING
Drinking water in several cities and regions in China contains high levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), according to a new study. The findings, from a team of researchers at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, suggest that elimination of these chemicals from drinking water in affected cities and regions in China is urgently needed and that PFAS released from industries and other sources need better control and reduction.
13 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines
A water development report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last month urges regions across Asia and the Pacific to prioritise water security as part of their COVID-19 recovery initiative to support economic growth and increase social well-being. Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 outlines water sustainability progress and identifies areas which are in need of greater water security to guide future investment decisions and assist Asia in achieving their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...