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17 Dec 2020 HELSINKI, Finland
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced approval of a $9 Million USD grant to the African Water Facility (AWF) for COVID-19 recovery.The funds will enhance investments and preparation of investment-ready projects for water supply, sanitation, and integrated water resource management.The “COVID-19 Recovery through Climate-Resilient Water and Sanitation in Africa” programme will support pandemic recovery and aims to improve the quality of life for urban poor communities specifically in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa...
19 Jul 2019 HELSINKI
Moomin Characters Ltd, the limited liability company that controls the image and licensing rights of the Moomin characters, plans to raise one million euros next year to protect the Baltic Sea. Company CEO Roleff Kråkström first proposed the idea of using Moomins as patrons, when he witnessed the effect of blue-green algae on the water.
7 May 2018 LONDON, UK
A comprehensive survery has collaborated with 30 researchers across Europe to investigate the availability and content of local climate plans for 885 European cities, across all 28 EU member states. The inventory provides a big-picture overview of where EU cities stand, in terms of mitigating and adapting to climate change...
7 May 2018 HELSINKI, Finland
A Finnish man has come across a body of water with a familiar silhouette (here's a link to the image), sharing his discovery on social media. US President Trump’s natural water doppelganger is called Vimpelinlampi.Antti J. Kallio is credited with discovery of a Trump-shaped lake as he studied maps of Kajaani in the heart of Finland...
4 Apr 2018 HELSINKI
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a $49.3 million (£35m) loan with Finnish chemicals company Kemira Oyj. The financing will support research and development into optimising water treatment and developing new products and technologies for the pulp and paper industry, the municipal and industrial waste-water treatment sectors and mining businesses.
15 Aug 2016 LIMA, Peru
Petroperu, the Peruvian state-owned energy company, has reported a major oil pipeline spill, its fourth in 2016. The company said emergency workers have “responded rapidly” implement a contingency plan, but did not provide an explanation of the cause of the leak, or an estimate of how much oil was released...
6 Jul 2015 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Water stewardship should be the basis for smart investment, and can drive sustainable development and ensure water security and economic growth, the Finnish Representation to the European Union said during the 2015 European Water Partnership Summit in Brussels last week.The summit, organized by the EWP and the Finnish Permanent Representation to the European Union and hosted by Team Finland, was held under the theme "Building Resilient Systems: Water Stewardship as the Basis for Smart Investment...
4 Feb 2015 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build dams on the river, participants heard during the Mekong Delta Forum in Ho Chi Minh City this week.That grim prediction was based on estimates that Vietnam will see a one-meter rise in sea levels by 2100 due to the effects of climate change...
17 Sep 2014 BEIRUT, Lebanon
The United Nations this week called on the international community to increase assistance to Lebanon, which has taken in some 1.4 million refugees fleeing the civil war in neighboring Syria.UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UN Development Program (UNDP) head Helen Clark, who visited the Lebanese town of Deir El Ahmar on Sepember 16th, said assistance is needed not only for the refugees themselves, but for host communities as well...
21 Aug 2014 RYE BROOK, NY, United States
Global water technology provider Xylem Inc. has won a $19.6 million USD contract to provide fish pass pumps for Laos' controversial Xayaburi Dam project on the Mekong River, the company announced on August 20th.Several independent fish passing facilities are included in the dam's design, and Xylem is providing Flygt AC series customized column pumps, which have been designed to match the specifications at the dam...
21 Apr 2014 BANGKOK, Thailand
The site of Laos’ controversial Xayaburi Dam is located near active fault lines, making it highly susceptible to seismic activity and putting the entire Mekong ecosystem in danger, according to a Thai geologist.Dr. Punya Charusiri of Chulalungkorn University in Bangkok said the project “poses a potential danger” because of “active faults close to the dam site...
25 Mar 2014 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Union will examine legislation dealing with access to drinking water, in response to the regional bloc’s first successful citizens’ initiative.“We will launch an EU-wide public consultation on the drinking water legislation in view of improving access to quality water in the EU,” Maros Sefcovic, the EU’s administrative relations commissioner, said last week...