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21 Sep 2021 New York New York
Water scarcity is having a profound impact on children and families, starting with their health and nutrition, also increasingly becoming a driver for conflicts and displacement.
7 Apr 2021 TEL AVIV, Israel
Water Sharing Arrangement Sates Back To 1994 Peace Treaty. Jordan Drought Continues. Natanyahu's Fractious Relationship With King Abdullah.
16 Mar 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Issues of women’s participation and gender equality in governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention.
9 Jan 2021 TEL AVIV, Israel
PUBLISHER'S CORRECTION, 13 January:This news article (OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat) has been corrected to reflect a mis-spelling in the original article of "Metulla", and a misrepresentation of the legal status of the town.Lebanese and Israeli media are reporting a dispute over a border region irrigation project, centring on reservoirs under construction on the Al-Wazzani River on the El-Hamames hill in southern Lebanon, close to the Israeli town of Metulla...
7 Dec 2020 AMMAN, Jordan
The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a $315 Million USD framework agreement to support water sector investments.The funds will finance construction, rehabilitation and improvement of various water supply projects throughout the country that are designed to improve resilience and adaptation to climate change...
23 Nov 2020 TEL AVIV
Palestinian-Israeli water issue could be resolved now if leaders on both sides give it priority, EcoPeace director says in a new video report. Former Palestinian Authority Water Minister Shaddad Attili has said that Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians are competing for water. “We are sharing almost all of our resources with Israel,” he says adding that this is causing a massive shortage...
12 Oct 2020 PARIS, France
The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service has confirmed that September 2020 was 0.05°C warmer than 2019 and 0.08°C warmer than in 2016, the previous monthly records. It is possible that 2020 could be the warmest year ever recorded, depending on La Nina weather patterns and autumn Arctic ice cover in the last three months of the year...
29 Sep 2020 NEW HAVEN CT, United States
Sludge results, if analysed and reported on the same day as sampling, can provide substantial advance notice of COVID-19 infection dynamics in communities where test reporting is delayed, says the results of a study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.Researchers analysed sewage sludge in Connecticut, US, over a ten-week study during the outbreak of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020...
12 Sep 2020 CAMBRIDGE
Scientists studying a giant mass of ice in Antarctica known as the “doomsday glacier” believe they have discovered why it is melting so rapidly and pushing up sea levels. A team of UK and US researchers have found a series of deep channels beneath Thwaites Glacier thought to be acting as pathways for warm ocean water to melt the underside of the ice...
8 Sep 2020 OXFORD, United Kingdom
A report published this month by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and charity Oxfam investigates how water supplies can be managed in long-term humanitarian crises."Water Supply in Protracted Humanitarian Crises" finds that long-lasting crises can have an eroding effect on infrastructure and the institutions responsible for service delivery, including humanitarian agencies and host governments...
29 Jul 2020 Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank threatens to block possible cooperative regional approaches to solving water and energy issues while endangering the food security of Palestinians and halting cross-border environmental cooperation, a new report warns.“Annexation, as proposed by the current Israeli government, is a unilateral act of land appropriation, which will annex Palestinian land but not people, further aggravating the power imbalance of the occupation and further endangering chances to reach a fair and just solution”, according to the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, which is based in Israel...
29 Jul 2020 AMMAN
The Water Ministry has plans to intensify remote aerial surveillance of water resources in coordination with the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abul Saud said on Friday. He also noted that any attempts to tamper with the strategic Disi pipeline, which secures about 50 per cent of drinking water all over the Kingdom, “will not be permitted by any means”.