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6 Jan 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Intensive natural resources exploitation, access to water and social inequality to be addressed in new constitution now in development
2 Jan 2022 CORVALLIS WA, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community.
John Matthews, Executive Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, reflects on COP26 and posits that water's position in the climate agenda is gaining importance.
4 Nov 2021 DUNDEE, United Kingdom
Climate Change and Water: The Missing Agenda at COP26.
UNESCO Centres gather.
Link to Video and Full Agenda are below.
2 Nov 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
In the search for water solutions as our planet's climate changes, the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) together with the University of Strathclyde, the University of Dundee and OOSKAnews hosted a pre-COP26 seminar on water solutions for climate change.
4 Oct 2021 ANKARA
Drinking water supplies in major cities and tourist areas threatened by toxic combination of climate change and water management policies.
22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
7 Jul 2021 Washington D.C, United States
A panel discussion hosted by the US Department of State examined how water intersects with climate change at a local and global level and what the sector can do to make water security a pathway to climate resilience. An economist, a sociologist and an engineer shared their experiences.
29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.
4 Mar 2021 ARUSHA, Tanzania
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has urged the Council of Ministers of its parent organisation the East African Community (EAC) to push forward on transboundary harmonisation in respect of the Lake Victoria Basin. A February report on the “On-Spot Assessment of the Lake Victoria Basin” was compiled by the Assembly's Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources (ATNR)...
4 Mar 2021 PARIS
When the River Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, officials at the Louvre Museum were relieved some of their most valuable items were safely stored in northern France. The world’s largest and most visited museum, with almost 10 million visitors annually, had already transported some 100,000 at risk art pieces to the new Louvre Conservation Center in Lievin, some 190 km north...
8 Feb 2021 NEW DELHI, India
While Indian farmers protest against threats to their subsistence livelihoods from three new laws impacting the way produce is priced and sold, the existing state-controlled pricing system continues to be associated with strain on the nation's water resources.Continuing protests against changes to India’s farming laws, reported as the world’s largest peaceful civic process until violence erupted this week, are gaining traction in global media...
9 Jan 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the first major update to the US's lead and copper rule (LCR) in nearly 30 years. The new regulation means that homeowners, schools and childcare centres must be alerted of potential lead exposure from drinking water within 24 hours of detection...