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26 Jul 2021 Zhengzhou, China
The severe rainstorms have now moved north impacting neighbouring cities and regions, with collapsed roads and damaged dams and reservoirs cutting off power leaving thousands trapped without electricity and water supplies. In one incident, 12 drowned in a Zhengzhou train.
Locals were unprepared for the downpours as weather forecasters had issued a warning for extreme rain for the wrong place and time.
Farmers in the Henan region have lost livelihoods with at least 200,000 chickens and up to 6,000 pigs lost in the floods
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...
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...
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...
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...
21 Aug 2013 MUMBAI
The state government has denied any partiality in the appointment of contractors for irrigation projects but admitted to cost escalations in some bids, saying they were accepted at 40% more than the tender price. In its affidavit filed on Tuesday, the state said the contractor for Balganga project had originally bid at 55% more than the tender price set at Rs 354 crore and it was brought down to 40% after "negotiations''...