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22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
26 May 2021 Brussels, Belgium
Four-year $12.2 Million USD Innovation Action project aims to "close the loop" on saline wastewater by proving that extracting minerals from brine can eliminate disposal, slash pollution and transform waste into value in water-intensive industries.
29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.
8 Feb 2021 WAGENIGEN, Netherlands
From wetland rejuvenation along the Ganga to beach-cleaning in Senegal, the 50th World Wetlands Day saw several initiatives launched in recognition of the value to nature and humankind of the globe’s wetlands. In a 29 January statement released to mark the occasion, Wetlands International, the body that coordinates and manages the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, laments that, despite significant achievements, the convention “has not been able to keep up with the growing threats and challenges that face wetlands...
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...
11 Jan 2021 LEEUWARDEN
Water is becoming increasingly prominent as a source of all kinds of precious substances such as lithium, phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium. Lithium is especially important. This substance is used in the production of batteries. An international group of scientists from, among others, the Wetsus research institute in Leeuwarden and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have been researching a technique that makes it possible to fish out various substances from the water separately from each other.
3 Jan 2021 BASRA
The Netherlands has committed USD $6.41 million to support UNICEF and The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to ensure that almost a million residents of Basra governorate have access to safe water. This support for up to 960,000 people comes at a time when less than 11% of Basra's population has access to clean drinking water on site and the majority of households (8 out of 10) only receive 10 hours of water per day in their homes...
8 Dec 2020 PARIS
The government of Chad is set to receive a total of over $70 Million USD grant for the rehabilitation and extension of the drinking water network in N’Djamena, the capital city of the Central African country. The drinking water supply project includes the construction of a new pumping field with 3 boreholes in the north-west region of the city, the construction of two water towers, and the laying of 205 kilometers of pipes to bring water to households...
23 Nov 2020 THE HAGUE
According to Dutch law, a body of a deceased person can be buried, cremated or donated to science but the Government in the Netherlands is considering approval of water cremation, a relatively new technique. Resomation is based on alkaline hydrolysis: the body is placed in a pressurised vessel that is then filled with a mixture of water and lye and heated to around 160 degrees...
10 Nov 2020 SINGAPORE
The 718 million rand (S$70 million) sale of Sembcorp Industries' (SCI) South African municipal water assets, completed back in 2018, may potentially be reversed as a result of legal proceedings. In December 2018, SCI announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Utilities (Netherlands) NV (SUNNV) had sold the entire stake in Sembcorp Utilities South Africa (SUSA) and the 100 per cent effective stake in Sembcorp Silulumanzi to South African Water Works...
3 Nov 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Fragments of coronavirus have been detected in wastewater samples across the UK, in projects designed to enable early warning of local outbreaks of COVID-19 infection.In Scotland, sampling and testing has been developed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency with backing from the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland, alongside Scottish Water and researchers from Edinburgh's Roslin Institute...
1 Oct 2020 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
The latest in a series of guest columns written for OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat by participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Tobias Schmitz discusses human rights, water security and climate change in advance of a 13 October UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility high-level webinar on the subject...