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31 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
High-level Forum, Glasgow, pre-COP26 (recorded footage is linked): On the eve of COP26, Ministers, heads of international organisations, leading figures from public and private sectors, eminent academics from different parts of the world and from different disciplines, gathered to discuss water security challenges under climate change.
21 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
High-level Forum, Glasgow, pre-COP26 (recorded footage is linked): Speakers included Ministers, heads of international organisations, leading figures from public and private sectors, eminent academics from different parts of the world, from different disciplines, to share their views on the problems and their likely solutions.
27 Sep 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Water as a source of interstate conflicts, and key to resolution...global and African insights into water diplomacy.
29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.
3 Feb 2021 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
Leading national and international researchers, scientists and stakeholders gathered virtually in attendance of the fifth International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF) to address global water and sustainability issues, hosted by the UAE 25-36 January.In his keynote speech at the panel discussion titled "Outlook for Global Water Security in the Light of Climate Change", Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment warned that climate change will begin to generate water stress in parts of the world which currently have sufficient access to water resources...
12 Jan 2021 MADRID, Spain
Large swathes of land in densely populated parts of the world are subsiding rapidly as a result of groundwater depletion. Paired with rising sea levels caused by global warming, this could place many coastal cities at risk of severe flooding by 2040. A UNESCO-funded report published on the Policy Forum of Science Journal deploys a large-scale review of subsidence over the past century and predictions of subsidence susceptibility modelled using a combination of spatial and statistical analyses...
7 Dec 2020 Paris, France
The annual Paris Peace Forum, meeting in November, included a panel presentation / “debate”, presenting cooperation initiatives around water contributing to peace and development, highlighting hydrodiplomacy with examples of solutions in transboundary basins, in preparation for the 9th World Water Forum...
10 Nov 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new global initiative of 11 governments and more than 60 organisations to address the urgent need for clean and reliable energy storage.The “International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower”, to be chaired by the US Department of Energy, will develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on technical and market reforms necessary to overcome barriers to sustainable pumped storage hydropower projects, known as the "world’s water batteries"...
3 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
The newly launched 50L Home Coalition is a “global action-oriented platform” that aims to address water security and climate change.Convened by the 2030 Water Resources Group, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Economic Forum, its founding members include Arcadis, Electrolux, Engie, Kohler, Procter & Gamble and Suez...
3 Nov 2020 Dakar, Senegal
The government of Senegal and the World Water Council have announced postponement of the ninth triennial World Water Forum, scheduled to convene in Dakar in March 2021, for a year due to COVID-19 challenges.On 2 November, as part of the preparations for the Ninth World Water Forum, Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, welcomed Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council in Dakar...
19 Oct 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority as a vital first line of defense, especially against the COVID-19 virus.Through this initiative, WHO, UNICEF, and other partners are urging global leaders to ensure that handwashing is both possible and promoted in homes, schools, healthcare facilities, care homes, workplaces and in public areas...
30 Sep 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
How Do We Value Our Water? Not Enough!Recorded video footage now available HERE.Water is an essential contributor to human health; food security; environment and ecosystems; interaction with our planetary system; peace. It is also plays a central role in our economies from agriculture to energy production, through manufacturing to tourism...