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7 Jan 2022 HONOLULU HI, United States
Despite multiple reports of fuel leaks from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility over the past decade and growing concern from residents and government officials, the US Navy maintains that ongoing operations at the facility are essential to national security. The Navy, who has since released a timeline for cleaning out the fuel from the well, has said it will challenge the state’s order to defuel the underground tanks.
2 Nov 2021 Washington DC, United States
United States: Intelligence Advisory Issued Following Ongoing Cyber Attacks On Nation's Water Infrastructure
Advisory discloses three previously unreported ransomware attacks which hit facilities in Nevada, Maine, and California earlier this year.
21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
International water security issues should elevated within US foreign policy and national security activities as part of a wider case for rebooting US national security architecture and doctrine, according to a new report.
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6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
A major report calls for international water security issues to be elevated within US foreign policy and national security activities as part of a wider case for rebooting US national security architecture and doctrine in response to unravelling ecological and natural security. Published 9 February by the Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks and funded in part by the Natural Security Campaign, the report entitled “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It” focuses on the security implications of large-scale environmental destabilisation and offers recommendations for action on the part of the executive and legislative parts of the United States Government...
10 Feb 2021 SINGAPORE, Singapore
Singapore has opened its fourth desalination plant in an effort to enhance water security measures across the country as daily water consumption rates reach 430 million gallons per day, with an expected two-fold increase in the next thirty years. The Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP) is Singapore’s first ever large-scale dual-mode plant which has the ability to treat both seawater from the coast and fresh water from the Marina Reservoir...
3 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Newly-inaugurated US President Joseph Biden has wasted little time in honouring his campaign promise to prioritise climate policy and undo a previous deregulation agenda, and science-denialism ideology propagated by his predecessor.On his first day in office, President Biden demonstrated his commitment to tackling the climate crisis with several executive orders including re-joining the Paris Agreement, revoking the withdrawal of the US from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline...
3 Feb 2021 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
Leading national and international researchers, scientists and stakeholders gathered virtually in attendance of the fifth International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF) to address global water and sustainability issues, hosted by the UAE 25-36 January.In his keynote speech at the panel discussion titled "Outlook for Global Water Security in the Light of Climate Change", Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment warned that climate change will begin to generate water stress in parts of the world which currently have sufficient access to water resources...
21 Jan 2021 HARARE, Zimbabwe
Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwean government to ensure access to clean water amid tightening COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the country.The Zimbabwe Human rights NGO Forum (HR Forum) has expressed concern that the latest national lockdown, implemented 5 January, could further exacerbate “a lack of basic amenities such as water and health services”, and calls on the government to provide vulnerable communities with “food aid packages, allowances, and grants in addition to potable water”...
21 Jan 2021 PARIS, France
In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.The GGW, which was established in 2007, is Africa’s flagship initiative to tackle climate change, desertification and land degradation across the Sahel region - which covers the land surrounding the Sahara Desert in Africa...