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14 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN
Poor economic growth, a water deficit, poor monitoring and data collection, increasing pollution and water stress worsened by climate change contribute.
10 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN
Regulators and the forestry industry in a court case that may have far-reaching implications for South Africa’s water laws. The country is the 30th driest in the world.
6 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN
New evidence of complex symbolic and technological behaviors at Ga-Mohana Hill in the Northern Cape, South Africa dating back 105,000 years challenges the idea that the origins of our species were linked to coastal environments.
24 Aug 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
OOSKAnews Voices - Stress Testing The Resilience Of Cities: The COVID-19 Shock And The Vital Role of Water
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Dr. Fred Boltz discusses the resilience of our cities and the vital role of water in the context of the COVID-19 shock, and looks forward to a 27 August World Water Week at Home (#WWWeek) session “Urban Water Resilience Under COVID-19: What happens next"? Boltz heads Resolute Development Solutions, a consulting firm specialized in the design and execution of conservation and sustainable development programs...
20 Aug 2020 CAPE TOWN
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. The investigation is the latest twist in two decades of desperate efforts by residents to stop the collapse of services in the three towns.
15 Jul 2020 PEDDIE
Anger is growing in rural areas and small towns in the Eastern Cape at the local government’s failure to provide a regular, clean supply of water during the coronavirus epidemic. The government has bought thousands of tanks for areas that don’t have a regular supply of water, but these measures have not solved the province’s water supply problem...
6 Jun 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified water security among six “global systemic risks” in a white paper which outlines a governance framework to enable the investment community to address the annual investment gap of $6.26 Trillion USD required to mitigate these risks. The other systemic risks are climate change, population growth, geopolitical uncertainty, negative interest rates and technology disruption...
31 Mar 2020 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa has suspended some water restrictions related to payment arrears following protests by inhabitants of informal settlements in and around the city, as coronavirus lockdowns are applied across the country.A group of residents from informal settlements staged a demonstration at the city’s Civic Centre 25 March to protest lack of water, demanding access during a 21 day coronavirus lockdown to commence 26 March, leveling criticism at the department of water and sanitation and the city council for not treating the situation with “urgency”...
6 Feb 2020 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
New analysis from environmental NGO WWF reports that the extractives sector suffered water-related financial losses of over $20 Billion USD in 2018, measuring operational risk (too much and too little water), regulatory and reputational risk to highlight companies, commodities, river basins and countries that face the highest overall water risks...
11 Dec 2019 MADRID, Spain
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has announced a new collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and other partners with a view to creating a desirable climate-resilient future."Water Resilience Frontiers: Pathways for Transformational Climate Resilient Water Security" seeks to address a lack of coherence in global negotiations on climate change, national development planning and water management...
2 Dec 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new WWF report calls on financial institutions to start valuing water and taking steps to mitigate worsening water risks to their investments."Freshwater risks & opportunities: an overview and call to action for the financial sector", launched in November, also highlights the opportunities for financial institutions to rapidly scale up investments in tackling water challenges, which can generate strong returns, while simultaneously benefitting both people and planet...
20 Aug 2019 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
South Africa’s Water Tribunal will hear a case September 11 over a water licence issued for Kropz Plc’s contentious Elandsfontein phosphate mine.The strip mine is located within the West Coast National Park (South Africa) and NGO West Coast Environmental Protection Association has protested its development, contending that the water licence was illegally granted...