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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.
12 Jan 2021 MADRID, Spain
Large swathes of land in densely populated parts of the world are subsiding rapidly as a result of groundwater depletion. Paired with rising sea levels caused by global warming, this could place many coastal cities at risk of severe flooding by 2040. A UNESCO-funded report published on the Policy Forum of Science Journal deploys a large-scale review of subsidence over the past century and predictions of subsidence susceptibility modelled using a combination of spatial and statistical analyses...
3 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
Environmental organisation WWF has released analysis of new water risk scenarios for 100 cities around the world.The city risk analysis, released on World Cities Day (31 October), includes scenarios in Beijing, Jakarta, Jaipur, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Mecca and Rio de Janeiro, with almost half of the cities at risk being in China...
2 Sep 2020 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
A Stockholm World Water Week session on “Urban Water Resilience Under COVID-19: What happens next?" on August 27 brought together water system leaders primarily from cities in the global south to focus on the challenges and corresponding lessons learned in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.In the context of the current world health crisis, the session was convened virtually under the event's 2020 rubric "WaterWeek@Home"...
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...
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.
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...
14 Jan 2020 JAKARTA, Indonesia
The combination of the heaviest rainfall in years, and being the fastest sinking city in the world, has proven a deadly combination for Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, as flooding has claimed at least 67 victims since 31 December.173,000 people have been evacuated from Jakarta by flash flooding. 158 urban communities were hit as well as Jakarta, including those of Bekasi, Tangerang and South Lebak...
4 Nov 2019 PRINCETON NJ, United States
A new evaluation of coastal elevation suggests that at least three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed.Previous research has indicated that around 80 million people would be affected by annual flooding of coastal areas. New research from US NGO Climate Central has deployed artificial intelligence and eliminated the effect of tall buildings and tree canopies that were previously included in satellite data...