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21 Jan 2021 ANKARA, Turkey
The causal factors behind Turkey’s water woes include persistently lower rainfall, inefficient water retention policies and wasteful practices in agriculture, municipal and domestic use, further magnified by sustained population growth.With Turkey's government bing forced in January to denia media reports that Istanbul may run out of water within 45 days, new statistics illustrate the role played by outmoded, wasteful irrigation practises in the country...
4 Dec 2020 Paris, France
The Agriculture and Water Ministers of the G20 nations have released a communique committing to strengthening their policy cooperation on food security and nutrition as well as their intent to work towards sustainable and resilient water management.The 22 November communique, reporting on a 12 September meeting, describes the ministers' recognition that these issues have “profound implications for people's wellbeing, economic growth and ability to cope with environmental and health challenges, including natural disasters, biodiversity loss and diseases, for a fast-growing, urbanised and interconnected world population”...
4 Dec 2020 DAKAR, Senegal
The second meeting of the Regional Working Group (RWG) for transboundary cooperation on the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB) convening on 1 and 2 December, outlined the main operational axis for the implementation of the vision of the programme.In this region, transboundary cooperation is based on the integrated development of surface and groundwater resources using 50 years of experience in the cooperative management of the sub-region’s major rivers...
5 Mar 2020 KATHMANDU, Nepal
A new study covering 13 towns across four countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region shows that Himalayan towns are facing increased water insecurity as a consequence of inadequate urban planning coupled with rapidly changing climate.A research project produced by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its partners explores the connection between water availability, water supply systems, rapid urbanisation and consequent increase in water demand, and the overall effect on towns in HKH region...
19 Mar 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019 (WWDR), launched March 19 with the theme "Leaving No One Behind", argues that fulfilling the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for all can also significantly contribute to the achievement of the broad set of goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: from food and energy security, to economic development and environmental sustainability...
6 Dec 2018 VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) are partnering to support project preparation, transaction management, resource mobilization, advocacy, capacity development, research and knowledge sharing in the joint implementation of transboundary water projects in Africa...
23 Feb 2018 PHU LY
The population density has increased sharply along Nhue and Đáy rivers. As a result, the amount of rubbish discharged into these rivers has also increased.In addition, rapid urbanisation means more and more companies and factories have been set up there and pollute the water. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said authorities at all levels, corporations and the public must work together to monitor and deal with the pollution.
23 Oct 2017 NEW DELHI
Water bodies have decreased by a steep 40% in the national capital region (NCR) as a result of rapid urbanisation between 1972 and 2014, when the region saw a 17-fold rise in urban built-up areas, a study has revealed. At certain places, the complete transformation into an urban environment has led to an increase of 3 to 5 degrees in land surface temperature and 2 to 4 degrees in air temperature during this period.
26 Jun 2017 GURGAON
The city’s water table is shrinking by two metres or more every year, say water experts. “Because of the rapid urbanisation and concretisation, the city is extracting three times more the groundwater than it is recharging,” Vijender Singh Lamba, district hydrologist Gurgaon, said.
9 May 2016 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Panama’s National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (IDAAN) will cut off water supply to 300 delinquent customers in the David District of the Chiriqui region on May 9th.Service suspensions will be carried out in Doleguita, San Mateo, Nuevo Vedado, Urbanisation San Antonio, Loma Linda, Victoriano Lorenzo, Riviera, Jubilación, David Center, Barrio San Jose, Florida, Villa Galo and Villa del Carmen...
11 Jul 2014 KATHMANDU
Rapid urbanisation and human encroachment– especially in the Kathmandu Valley– have left Nepal's rivers highly polluted. Initiated by Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel more than a year ago, the campaign– which aims to clean a 21km stretch of the river from Baghdwar to Chobhar– has received increasing support from civil society, the private sector and government agencies...
22 May 2014 BENGUELA
The Secretary of State for Water, Luís Filipe da Silva, said on Wednesday that Angolan government intends to expand the Integrated Water Supply System of the central Benguela province to its new cities and urbanization, so as to meet the needs arising from demographic growth of the region. Luís Filipe da Silva said so to the press at the new urbanisation of south of Benguela province, in phase of allotment and distribution for auto-directed construction, at the end of his two-day visit to the province, aimed to identify the needs of water supply for new areas projected for housing...