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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...
15 Sep 2019 ABERDEEN, Scotland
Scotland’s James Hutton Institute hosted the first of a new series of aquaNOW Audiences 11 September, at the Institute’s spectacular Craigiebuckler campus home of world-leading environmental research. The video of the aquaNOW Audience CAN BE VIEWED HERE. An eclectic international and Scottish panel discussed opportunities offered by the recent announcement that Glasgow, Scotland, will co-host the 2020 UN Climate Change conference (COP 26, the Scottish COP?); the role of nation states in addressing global water, and water-related challenges; the "value of water"; ways to engage popular and political discourse around water resources management beyond the "water industry"...
10 Sep 2019 ABERDEEN, Scotland
Tune in 2PM UK time Wednesday September 11 HERE for the first in a new series of “aquaNOW Audiences”!Scotland’s James Hutton Institute will host the first of the new series of Audiences at the Institute’s spectacular Craigiebuckler campus home of world-leading environmental research.aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions, produced by OOSKAnews, engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions, filmed before a live audience and streamed online to a global viewership...
9 Sep 2019 Aberdeen, Scotland
Scotland’s James Hutton Institute will host the first of the new series of Audiences at the Institute’s spectacular Craigiebuckler campus home of world-leading environmental research.aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions, filmed before a live audience and streamed online to a global viewership...
14 Aug 2019 GLASGOW, Scotland
Professor Asit K. Biswas, one of the world’s leading authorities on water, is in conversation with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview.Professor Biswas and Duncan met in Scotland this month, where Biswas is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow...
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.
5 Jun 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products.PFAS chemicals' lasting effects have received increasing scrutiny in recent years with a number of individual US states bringing legal action against large chemical manufacturers such as 3M and DuPont and increasing interest in federal legislation more recently...
30 Jan 2019 HELSINKI, Finland
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) traded its first Nordic-Baltic Blue Bond January 24. The 5-year $220 Million USD bond will support investments in water resource management and protection.Issued in response to new types of pollution and increased pressure on water environments, the bond is targeted at sustainable development and project include wastewater treatment, prevention of water pollution and water-related climate change adaptation...
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.
9 Mar 2018 CHESHAM
From Berlin to Vilnius and from Helsinki to Barcelona, the study analysed daily wastewater samples in the catchment areas of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) over a one-week period. Wastewater from approximately 43 million people was analysed for traces of four illicit drugs: amphetamine, cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy) and methamphetamine.
17 Dec 2015 HELSINKI
A three-year corporate responsibility initiative on water stewardship run by Stora Enso and the global chemicals company Kemira in Guangxi Province in Southern China has now been completed. Launched in 2013, the initiative was designed to find new responsible water management solutions through stakeholder engagement, local community work, and capacity building.