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8 Jun 2021 Edinburgh, Scotland
Report from Global Water Partnership showcases successes from 10 years of its water and climate programme. Urges stakeholders to learn lessons of long-term approach and move water to the forefront of development agendas. "A leverage ratio of 1:33 for every dollar invested in GWP's water and climate programme over the past 10 years, is a testament to the transformative power of partnerships to create real impact."
25 Sep 2020 WINDHOEK
Namibian members of parliament are questioning South Africa's decision to push its borders beyond the Orange River into Namibia's dryland. This is against international law. Parliamentarians feel the ambiguous border between Namibia and South Africa is one of the reasons Namibia is not fully benefiting from the Orange River's water...
21 Aug 2018 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
The Water and Sanitation Committee of the parliament of South Africa reported this week that "lack of investment in maintenance of the sewage infrastructure” by the Sedibeng District and Emfuleni municipalities has led to the crumbling infrastructure and contamination of the Vaal River System, a tributary of the Orange River and vital source of irrigation water for some of South Africa’s richest farmland...
12 Apr 2018 LOS ANGELES CA
Southern California's largest water wholesaler decided Tuesday to commit nearly $11 billion to build two tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to divert water south to Los Angeles and neighboring counties. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's vote was a landmark decision following a decade of study and debate...
19 Jul 2017 GENEVA
A new analysis commissioned by the United Nations uses a comprehensive combination of social, economic, political and environmental factors to identify areas around the world most at-risk for "hydro-political" strife. This river basins study was part of the U.N.'s Transboundary Waters Assessment Program...
8 May 2017 LEBEDYAN
The streets of Lebedyan were overrun with tropical juices after a large portion of the PepsiCo-owned warehouse collapsed. About 300 square meters of the factory gave way, sending pineapple, apricot, tangerine, grape, mango, pomegranate, apple, cherry, orange, grapefruit and tomato juices flowing into the streets located about 235 miles south of Moscow...
14 Jul 2016 MASERU, Lesotho
The US Agency for International Development (USAID), together with other development partners, has mobilized $2 million USD to set up an integrated water management system in southern Africa.USAID launched the Ecosystem Approach Framework for Integrated Water Resources Management earlier this month in Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana as an ongoing trans-boundary and interstate water management system for all countries in the Orange-Senqu River basin...
15 Apr 2016 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén on April 14th took the historicall unprecedented step of declaring a national state of emergency due to water shortages.The declaration comes as the country is grappling with ongoing drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon and the effects of climate change...
3 Mar 2016 LIMA
Peru’s national weather service is on the edge of raising the level of alert from orange to red -- the most urgent -- if moderate rains continue to add to the roaring Rímac River that flows into Lima. The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) informed that since the heavy rains began in recent weeks, water flow of Rímac River has doubled, reaching 107 m3 /s, when normally it is at a level of 56 m3 /s.
12 Jan 2016 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
The South African Department of Water and Sanitation confirmed on January 6th that it has received additional water from the 1,520-million-cubic-meter Katse Dam in neighboring Lesotho.Director of Water and Sanitation Margaret-Ann Diedricks authorized the release of the extra water on December 31st, according to a water ministry statement...
17 Sep 2015 LUSAKA, Zambia
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) ranks at the top of a global comparison of indicators of water cooperation, SADC Water Sector communications expert Barbara Lopi said in a statement this week.India-based international think tank Strategic Foresight Group’s (SFG) Water Cooperation Quotient Index 2015 gave the SADC a Water Cooperation Quotient score of 100...
31 Mar 2015 NELSON MANDELA BAY, South Africa
Authorities in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality last week announced plans to begin the second phase of the Nooitgedacht Low Level Scheme Project, in hopes of increasing water supply to the area.The project will transport 95 million liters per day of treated water from the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment Works to Nelson Mandela Bay via a new low-pressure system that will require less pumping capacity...