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26 Jul 2016 FORT WORTH, TX, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.In this piece, Gabriel Eckstein, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law, member of the Texas A&M University Water Management and Hydrological Science Graduate Faculty, founder of the International Water Law Project, and Chair of the International Scientific Committee for the XVI World Water Congress, looks at ways to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and policy...
27 May 2016 SINGAPORE
The concept of “water resilience” appears everywhere from the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk reduction to national and city policy statements.Senior Research Fellow Olivia Jensen, who spoke at a recent forum at the Institute of Water Policy in Singapore, analyzed the water industry in London, Rotterdam and Singapore to determine how the goal of resilience translated into policy instruments, the extent to which governance mode influences policy design, and whether certain governance modes are better suited to effective resilience policy design...
13 May 2016 GENEVA, Switzerland
Disasters such as drought, sea level rise and desertification drove 19.2 million people in 113 countries from their homes in 2015, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center’s 2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement.Disasters triggered by natural hazards caused twice as many new displacements in 2015 as conflict and violence, according to the report, produced by the Norwegian Refugee Council...
23 Nov 2015 NEW YORK, NY, United States
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an integrated approach to water management and disaster risk reduction.Speaking at a meeting on the issue, held last week as part of the UN High-Level Water and Sanitation Days 2015, Ban noted that “issues of water and disaster resilience are so intimately related that it is impossible to think of one without the other...