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4 Nov 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
Continuing drought, water service disruptions, lack of electricity, upstream dams on the Euphrates and operational interruptions at Alouk station contribute to crisis
24 Oct 2021 Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank plans $66 Billion USD for climate mitigation, with the remaining to be used to support adaptation efforts including improving water security across developing member countries.
29 Sep 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Support aims to help Yemen nationals have access to clean water, food, health, sanitation and education.
29 Sep 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
Secretary-General warns UN Security Council of the possibility of increasing climate-related conflict
23 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran
Iran's worst drought in five decades has devastated agriculture and livestock farming and led to power blackouts across the country. Authorities claim the situation is the result of reduced rainfall and increased electricity consumption. Protesters blame government mismanagement of resources and the resulting economic impact, with inflation rising to more than 50 Percent.
7 Jul 2021 New York, United States
Agency Director Henrietta Fore highlights work done to supply 106 million with WASH services across 153 countries during pandemic response. Stresses importance of innovation in bid to meet SDGs and draws attention to continued gender inequalities associated with water.
28 May 2021 Washington D.C., United States
Bill, prompted by pandemic, would grant water and electric utilities, broadband providers $10 Million USD each in low-interest loans in exchange for a moratorium on shutoffs. Includes debt forgiveness terms.
27 May 2021 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Four principles focus on specific action points in water security, management and access as well as transboundary issues. Provide a general framework for expansion of bank's role. COVID-19 has highlighted need for greater intervention.
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".
20 May 2021 London, United Kingdom
UK spending on water and sanitation aid could be slashed. Charity WaterAid condemns plans with stark rebuke, claiming "the cost will be measured not just in pounds but in lives and livelihoods".
12 May 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
Even developed countries will find it difficult to meet their Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Guest article by Professor Asit Biswas and Professor Cecilia Tortajada.
30 Apr 2021 SANTA BARBARA, California
Satellite imagery has revealed a 30 Percent reduction in snow pollution resulting from particulate matter, leading to the cleanest snow in 20 years. The findings could have far-reaching implications for the timing of water flow to billions of people, and help mitigate global warming.