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20 Aug 2020 NEW YORK NY
Rising temperatures have brought more rain and are causing the glaciers feeding hydropower plants to melt faster, leading to more frequent floods and higher water inflows. At the same time, longer and more intense droughts are depleting water basins from Central Europe to the Western U.S., while the changing climate is also shifting patterns of precipitation and, in some places, remolding the landscape altogether...
17 Jun 2020 VEVEY, Switzerland
Bottled water giant Nestle has announced a new strategic direction for its water bottling business to focus on “functional” water (mineral, vitamin, etc) and high-end international brands (eg San Pellegrino and Perrier). The decision, announced 11 June, includes potential acquisitions to grow this category as well as dispositions, including a majority of its contentious North American waters business...
8 Mar 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
World Bank Group, Other International Organizations Can Be Sued In The US When Their Loans Cause Environmental Damage
The United States Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that The World Bank Group and other international organizations can be sued in the US when international investments go wrong and damage the environment. The World Bank Group is the largest single investor in water projects globally.The Court issued a 7-1 decision in Jam v...
3 Feb 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
"Climate hazards such as extreme weather, higher temperatures, droughts, floods, wildfires, storms, sea level rise, soil degradation, and acidifying oceans are intensifying, threatening infrastructure, health, and water and food security," according a new report representing the consensus view among the US's top intelligence officials...
8 Oct 2018 CORVALLIS, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank, observes that cities are the landscapes where most climate adaptation decisions are being negotiated and contested...
19 Aug 2018 DURHAM, United States
A dramatic increase in fracking's water footprint in the United States from 2011 to 2016 indicates that future hydraulic fracturing practices will require far more water than previously estimated. A new report from Duke University has found that the water use per fracking well increased up to 770 Percent over the period and, importantly, that the toxic wastewater produced in the first year of a well's production jumped to 1440 Percent...
8 May 2018 DONETSK, Ukraine
The Chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has spoken out in strong terms to OSCE leadership about the deteriorating security situation around the Donetsk water filtration station in Eastern Ukraine, laying blame firmly at the door of Russia...
23 Jan 2018 LUSAKA, Zambia
International health observers from the United Nations, the US Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Zambia are reported to be “happy” with the country’s response to its ongoing cholera crisis (Lusaka Times). The reports come soon after the government announced that schools, churches and markets in Zambia are now reopening three weeks after emergency disease containment measures were introduced...
15 Jan 2018 LUSAKA, Zambia
The Zambia government has secured more than 38 million United States dollars for the construction and rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation facilities in 16 districts in Western province. Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Permanent Secretary Ed Chomba says the project, being funded by the African Development Bank and OPEC funds for international development will be implemented over a period of five years.
14 Sep 2017 MANUKA, Australia
Just weeks after Hurricane Harvey caused destruction in Texas, Irma has made landfall in Florida - and there are still almost 12 weeks left of Atlantic hurricane season. It raises the question - where are all of these storms coming froM? Research has shown that most of the monster storms that hit the US and Canada start out as a distinct weather pattern in the atmosphere over western Africa, specifically a spot off the coast of the African Cape Verde Islands.
7 Sep 2017 AUSTIN TX
Hydraulic fracturing has once again made the Permian Basin that stretches across western Texas and New Mexico one of the richest oil fields in the world. But the improved reserves come with some serious water management issues. Drilling for oil uses water upfront, and brings up large volumes of water that needs to be managed.
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
India Roundup: China Criticized over Info-block, Brahmaputra Treaty Urged, India and US “Sabotage” Indus Treaty?, Dam Protest Violence Warning, Kerala/Tamil Nadu, Karnataka/Telangana, Sustainable Sugar Initiative and More
India Criticizes China Over Block on InfoAt a time when major rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate due to heavy rain, lack of information from China on water inflow from the Pareechu rivulet that flows through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has prompted India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) to seek intervention of the ministry of water resources (Hindustan Times)...