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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 Feb 2016 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
Honduras’ National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewerage (SANAA) announced this week that it will begin rationing water in the capital, Tegucigalpa, as part of its measures to deal with ongoing drought.Prensa Latina quoted Carlos Hernández, SANAA’s director in Tegucigalpa, as saying the city’s water treatment plants are currently producing only 2,000 liters of water per second, rather than the usual 3,300 liters...
19 Sep 2014 AMMAN, Jordan
The Water Authority of Jordan on September 18th signed an agreement with international relief organization Oxfam to provide equipment to Al Balqa Water Directorate, in the northwest of the country, according to Jordan's Petra news agency.Water Authority Secretary General Tawfiq Habashneh said local communities in Al Balqa Governorate that are currently hosting Syrian refugees are facing increasing burdens on water, power and other services...
18 Sep 2014 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Central America is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, and countries there need a comprehensive strategy to mitigate its on diverse sectors, said Rocío Córdoba, regional coordinator of Livelihoods and Climate Change at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...
11 Sep 2014 KATHMANDU
A water reservoir and supply system with the capacity of 50,000 litres has been installed on the premises of Tribhuvan University (TU) in Kirtipur as a preparation for possible disasters like earthquake. The university premises spread over 875,043 square meter area is the largest one among the 84 open spaces identified in Kathmandu for humanitarian support during disasters...
6 Aug 2014 LONDON
3D printing has been billed the third industrial revolution and has already proved useful for development. The first printed prosthetic limbs are helping victims of conflict to regain their independence, while scientists are working on bioprinting methods which could soon see the first ever printed human heart used to help save a life...
14 Jul 2014 GAZA
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City over the past six days, which killed 145 people and injured as many as 1,000, have also destroyed vital infrastructure including a major drinking water line, wells and a sewage plant, according to Palestinian officials.The water line provides drinking water to tens of thousands Gaza residents, and is the main supply source for the Al Shati refugee camp west of the city...
24 Feb 2014 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson on February 18 inaugurated construction of a $36 million USD water supply project in Jacobabad, a dry mountain town in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is designing and funding the project, and the provincial Works and Services Department is carrying out the work...
19 Sep 2013 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel announced this week that it will construct a pipeline that will double the amount of water supplied to the Palestinian Authority for Gaza Strip residents.Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman Guy Inbar said the new pipeline will increase water supplies to the Gaza Strip to 10 million cubic meters, while supplies to the West Bank will be increased by 4 million cubic meters to 57 million cubic meters...