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26 Apr 2021 Washington DC, United States
The first 100 days of an American presidency set the tone for an administration as well as its priorities. Joseph Biden has linked his climate agenda to job creation at home and to reasserting US leadership on the international stage. What do Biden's words and actions mean for water?
21 Apr 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
United States: Thousands Of Lives Could Have Been Saved By Nationwide Suspension Of Water Cutoffs During COVID Crisis
A nationwide moratorium on water shut-offs during COVID crisis would have saved lives and prevented infections.
Minorities disproportionately effected.
Calls for Biden administration to cancel water debt.
19 Apr 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The US State of Georgia's river water use has been held not responsible for reduction in oyster bed volumes; Florida held responsible for inadequate protection of species.
14 Sep 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The majority of Americans are supportive of government efforts to protect people from future wildfire and flood damage through prevention and adaptation policies, new research shows.More Americans than ever are likely to consider climate change while voting according to "Climate Insights 2020", produced by Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC...
12 May 2020 GENEVA, Switzerand
Access to water is critical for civilians in conflict zones. Yet all too often, water infrastructure is damaged or deliberately targeted. In an effort to strengthen the norms intended to protect water supplies in conflicts, the Geneva Water Hub (GWH) recently published the Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure...
9 May 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, and as health officials warn of protection through “handwashing”, United States-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) has again called for the country's Congress and states to ensure that water service cannot be denied to citizens through supply shut-offs...
25 Mar 2020 WASHINGTON DC
The ninth round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations took place over two days last week in Washington, D.C. “Since the process to revisit the Columbia River Treaty began, Canada and the United States have been exchanging information and building a stronger understanding of their respective priorities,” Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, said in a March 13 news brief.
12 Feb 2020 Washington DC, United States
Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States has said that a technical committee from Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan has not been able to co-produce a document that could lead to agreement on the controversial Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam.Further OOSKAnews coverage of GERD (51 Articles)The ministers of foreign affairs and water affairs from the three countries held talks in January with their legal and technical experts in Washington DC with the US government and the World Bank are acting as observers...
29 Jan 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Another two-day round of tripartite meetings between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) commenced in Washington, DC 28 January. Talks were supposed to be concluded mid this month but were deferred after failure to reach final consensusMinisters of Foreign Affairs and Irrigation from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met 14 January in Washington to discuss continuing differences around timing and technical regulations regarding filling and operation of the $ 4 Billion USD Nile dam, hosted by United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and included World Bank President David Malpass...
15 Jan 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Irrigation from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met 14 January in Washington DC to discuss continuing differences around timing and technical regulations regarding filling and operation of the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River. The meeting was hosted by United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and included World Bank President David Malpass...
27 Dec 2019 CAIRO, Egypt
Senior representatives of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are set to meet again in Washington DC in January over outstanding issues related to the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).More OOSKAnews coverage of GERD (44 Articles)The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan had agreed in Washington last month to hold four technical governmental meetings at the level of water ministers and that the World Bank and the United States would support and attend the meetings as observers...
19 Dec 2019 CAIRO, Egypt
Senior representatives of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are set to meet again in Washington DC in January over outstanding issues related to the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said last week that conflict is not the answer to the differences Egypt has with Ethiopia over the controversial project and that amicable agreement should be sought by all parties...