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14 Apr 2021 Mogadishu
Somalia teeters on the brink of another humanitarian disaster as the country continues to struggle with drought, devastating locusts and the effects of COVID-19.
"If the rains don’t come, I don’t know how people and livestock will survive."
24 Mar 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
OOSKAnews and Scotland, the Hydro Nation, brought together panelists for a discussion on different ways we value water.
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Happy World Water Day, 2021!
18 Mar 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
Wetlands and water filtration ecosystems to be incorporated into calculations that impact policy and decision-making.
17 Mar 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
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In celebration of World Water Day 2021 (22 March), OOSKAnews, in collaboration with Scotland, the Hydro Nation is hosting a live-streamed aquaNOW Audience panel show: "Exploring the Non-Market Value of Water to Society".
aquaNOW Audiences are live-streamed interactive panel discussions engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions. The shows are produced by OOSKAnews in collaboration with the government of Scotland, the Hydro Nation.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
International water security issues should elevated within US foreign policy and national security activities as part of a wider case for rebooting US national security architecture and doctrine, according to a new report.
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...
6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
A major report calls for international water security issues to be elevated within US foreign policy and national security activities as part of a wider case for rebooting US national security architecture and doctrine in response to unravelling ecological and natural security. Published 9 February by the Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks and funded in part by the Natural Security Campaign, the report entitled “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It” focuses on the security implications of large-scale environmental destabilisation and offers recommendations for action on the part of the executive and legislative parts of the United States Government...
4 Mar 2021 ARUSHA, Tanzania
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has urged the Council of Ministers of its parent organisation the East African Community (EAC) to push forward on transboundary harmonisation in respect of the Lake Victoria Basin. A February report on the “On-Spot Assessment of the Lake Victoria Basin” was compiled by the Assembly's Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources (ATNR)...
21 Feb 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
"Nature is our home. Good economics demands we manage it better,” said Cambridge University economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta on 2 February as he presented his highly anticipated review, "The Economics of Biodiversity". Water challenges feature high in the 600-page “Dasgupta Review”, which examines the economics of biodiversity and lays out a framework for a radical move away from economic thinking that measures progress in terms of global GDP...
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 OLDSMAR FL, United States
A 5 February computer hack atttempting to poison water systems of a Florida, US community was averted in real time. The city of Oldsmar's water supply to approximately 15,000 people was not harmed but the hack is now being investigated by local and federal authorities, including FBI, Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies...
9 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Two US water sector organisations have come together to launch a campaign to increase federal investment in water infrastructure for public health and environmental protection reasons.The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) launched "Affordable Water, Resilient Communities" on 1 February, highlighting affordability challenges facing water utilities and customers...