Terms searched: Sanitation
10 Apr 2021 ABUJA
The suspected outbreak has remained persistent, occurring annually mostly during the rainy season and more often in areas with poor sanitation, overcrowding, lack of clean food and water, and areas where open defecation is common.
10 Apr 2021 LUSAKA
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) awarded a contract for water and sanitation improvement project in the northern part of Zambia.
1 Apr 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
UN report emphasises the need to broaden the notion of the value of water beyond monetary concepts of price and cost. Supply and sanitation services, the economy, the environment, cultural values and hydraulic infrastructure examined.
6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Biden administration reengages US with “flawed” UN Human Rights Council as Wall Street bets on water futures
In another reversal of Trump-era policy, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has announced the intention of the Biden administration to “reengage immediately and robustly” with the council.The Trump administration withdrew from the UNHRC in 2018 citing entrenched bias against Israel and concern at the council’s willingness to admit nations which were themselves frequent abusers of human rights...
10 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US President Joe Biden has announced that he is “ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales”, in a move intended to bring to an end the six-year war that has “created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe”. Fighting between a Saudi-led Arab coalition backed by the US and UK, and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has killed more than 100,000 people since March 2015, and displaced 3...
9 Feb 2021 NAIROBI, Kenya
A comprehensive "atlas" profiling and mapping the state and trends in wastewater management and sanitation delivery across every African nation promises to provide policymakers with the information they need to track progress in an area vital to human health, economies and the environment.Produced jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and non-profit environmental communications centre GRID-Arendal, the 284-page "Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa" incorporates maps, graphics and country profiles with analyses of their water resources and provision of basic services...
9 Feb 2021 TRIPOLI, Libya
Four million Libyans face imminent water shortage if new solutions are not implemented to tackle declining water, sanitation and health (WASH) conditions in the conflict-torn country, according to a 1 February UNICEF statement.WASH conditions in Libya have deteriorated as a result of escalating violence and unrest following civil war and the killing of the country’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011...
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...
13 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines
A water development report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last month urges regions across Asia and the Pacific to prioritise water security as part of their COVID-19 recovery initiative to support economic growth and increase social well-being. Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 outlines water sustainability progress and identifies areas which are in need of greater water security to guide future investment decisions and assist Asia in achieving their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...
9 Jan 2021 Maputo, Mozambique
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a 2021 appeal for $52.8 Million USD to address the most urgent and growing humanitarian crisis across Mozambique. The campaign will support approximately 250,000 children who are most at risk to water borne diseases, many of whom have been displaced by climate disasters, socioeconomic hardship and conflict...
17 Dec 2020 CHICAGO IL, United States
Financial futures contracts tied to the spot price of water related to the $1.1 Billion USD California spot water market traded on Wall Street for the first time, opening a market for farmers and investors to hedge against water scarcity.The contracts, tied to the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index that was launched two years ago, are financial instruments as there is no associated physical delivery mechanism...
17 Dec 2020 HELSINKI, Finland
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced approval of a $9 Million USD grant to the African Water Facility (AWF) for COVID-19 recovery.The funds will enhance investments and preparation of investment-ready projects for water supply, sanitation, and integrated water resource management.The “COVID-19 Recovery through Climate-Resilient Water and Sanitation in Africa” programme will support pandemic recovery and aims to improve the quality of life for urban poor communities specifically in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa...