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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...
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.
25 Sep 2017 LONDON
The reality of climate change and more frequent and intense downpours has exposed the hubris of the "pave, pipe and pump" approach to water management. As the recent floods from Bangladesh to Texas show, it’s not just the unprecedented magnitude of storms that can cause disaster: it’s urbanisation.
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.
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...
9 Apr 2014 SINGAPORE
Conversations With Water Leaders: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé S.A. on Nestlé’s Water and Wastewater Management Practices
Thirteenth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.In this edition, Peter Brabeck, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé S.A., shares the concept of Creating Shared Value and how it can improve water and wastewater management...
26 Sep 2013 YANGON
Deltares has started collecting the knowledge and data required to develop an integrated water management plan for Myanmar. Water management, which was severely neglected for decades under the military junta, will have to be built up again from scratch and so the government of Myanmar has asked the Netherlands to direct the development of an integrated water management plan...
19 Sep 2013 DHAKA
The country’s food security and public health will be in danger if the rivers and wetlands are destroyed at the present rate, experts said at a seminar yesterday. The Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) and Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) jointly organised the seminar at BIP’s office in the capital...
4 Sep 2013 BUDAPEST
The Budapest Water Summit will be held in Budapest between 8 and 11 October 2013. The Summit, organised by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the UN System and the World Water Council, will be one of the major events of the year relating to water and sanitation. The main objective of the Budapest Water Summit is to take stock of the various developments, within and outside the UN System, in preparing water-related goals for the post Rio+20 development agenda...
31 Jul 2013 YANGDOK
Another downpour has hit North Korea as it tries to recover from recent flooding. 105 millimeters of rain was reported in Yangdok, North Korea in the 24 hours up to 31 July. This will cause more problems for the country where flooding has already left 45,000 people homeless and inundated farmland. Last week international observers form the UN’s World Food Programme and the Red Cross were among a group taken to survey the damage of North and South Pyongan Provinces, close to the capital Pyongyang...