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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...
14 Oct 2019 KATHMANDU
Sand is a limited resource and the most mined mineral in the world in terms of volume and yet, its presence is taken for granted. As a result of the modernisation and growing urbanisation across South Asia, demand for sand has increased significantly in the region. With the demand likely to increase further, concerns over the sustainability and ecological viability of existing supply systems have forced a rethink on ways to effectively regulate the sandmining sector.
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 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...
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...
22 Jan 2014 HANOI
Vietnam needs about US$8.3 billion to provide waste water treatment services to its 36 million urban residents by 2025, according to a World Bank report released yesterday. Over the last 20 years, the Government made considerable progress when it came to providing waste water services in urban areas, investing $500 million annually...
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...