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17 Apr 2021 JARARTA, Indonesia
Flash floods and landslides in East Timor force mass evacuations and destroy COVID PPE storage facility.
10 Nov 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new global initiative of 11 governments and more than 60 organisations to address the urgent need for clean and reliable energy storage.The “International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower”, to be chaired by the US Department of Energy, will develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on technical and market reforms necessary to overcome barriers to sustainable pumped storage hydropower projects, known as the "world’s water batteries"...
24 Sep 2020 REDMOND WA, United States
Microsoft has announced a commitment to be water positive in its operations by 2030. The corporation described its intension to reduce its water intensity, or water used per megawatt of energy consumed, and to replenish water used in water-stressed regions of operations in a 21 September blog by its President Brad Smith...
17 Jun 2020 ROTTERDAM, Netherlands
Multinational consumer goods company Unilever has announced creation of a new Climate & Nature Fund with a commitment to invest $1.1 Billion USD across all brands over the next ten years.The new range of measures, announced 15 June, is described as being designed to improve health of the planet through decisive action to fight climate change, and protect and regenerate nature...
4 Jun 2020 JAKARTA
The government aims to provide additional clean water access for 3.9 million residents in the dense Greater Jakarta region by 2023 by developing the Ir. H. Djuanda drinking water system (SPAM) in Purwakarta, West Java. The water system would improve access to drinking water and reduce groundwater extraction in Greater Jakarta, which occurs due to the lack of a drinking water piping system.
6 May 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) shows a new record of over 50 million internally displaced people, globally.The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) estimates that 45.7 million people have been displaced due to conflict and violence in 61 countries, including Syria, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen and Afghanistan...
12 Mar 2020 Jakarta, Indonesia
The President of Indonesia confirmed this week that the country’s new capital will be located on high ground in East Kalimantan Province, Borneo. The current coastal capital, Jakarta (pop. 30 million) is unsustainable due to increasing flood risks attributable to sea-level rise and over-exploitation of aquifers, exacerbated by highly-polluted river systems...
28 Feb 2020 JAKARTA
Clean toilets and adequate water supply are key to ensuring Indonesia meets the proper standards to support the tourism sector. The country needs to raise health and hygiene standards, particularly at tourist attractions, where there was still room for improvement, according to the Public Works and Housing Ministry’s human settlements director-general, Danis Sumadilaga.
28 Feb 2020 JAKARTA
An Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) commissioner has apologized for claiming that women could get pregnant from swimming in the same pool as men. KPAI commissioner for health, narcotics, and addictive substances, Sitti Hikmawatty, conceded that she had made an “inaccurate statement”.
25 Feb 2020 JAKARTA
The Public Works and Housing Ministry will complete construction on eight major water dams in 2020 as part of the National Strategic Program. Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said in a press release on Thursday Indonesia's water supply is more than adequate at 2.7 trillion cubic meters per year...
5 Feb 2020 WAGENINGEN, Netherlands
NGO Wetlands International has called for the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands to urge the Contracting Parties to the Convention to consider a more ambitious global biodiversity framework and to adopt priority measures to curb freshwater biodiversity loss.On International Wetlands Day (2 February), the NGO called for conservation plans to go beyond protected areas and called for greater investment to stimulate species recovery and re-introduction...
28 Jan 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 is a challenge but represents huge investment opportunity for the private sector through 2030, according to a new report from Standard Chartered Bank.The “Opportunity2030” study shows the funding need and the scale of required investment in order to achieve SDG 6 (water for all), SDG 7 (access to power), and SDG 9 (improved infrastructure) by 2030, breaking down the investment opportunity by SDG and by country...