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  1. Floods And Droughts Account For 90 Percent Of Impacts Of Natural Disasters Worldwide

    15 Sep 2020- 06:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Record heat, ice loss, wildfires, floods and droughts continue to worsen, affecting communities, nations and economies around the world, the United in Science 2020 report finds. “Human-indu ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/15/2020 - 06:44

  2. Catastrophic Decline In Freshwater Biodiversity Requires Urgent Global Action

    10 Sep 2020- 04:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Humanity’s destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts on wildlife populations, human health and all aspects of our lives, reveals  WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020. This loss of bi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/10/2020 - 05:24

  3. The Cruel Confluences Of Climate Change And Conflict

    15 Jul 2020- 08:30 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new policy report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) explores how people deal with the combination of conflict and climate risks, and how they cope and adapt. The repo ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/11/2020 - 07:33

  4. Water Run-off From Mountains Crucial For Support Of Lowland Populations

    14 Jul 2020- 10:24 by Local Press Report ZURICH Science Daily In 30 years, almost a quarter of the world's lowland population will strongly depend on runoff from the mountains. Only sustainable development can ensure the important function of mountai ...

    Local Press Report - 07/14/2020 - 10:24

  5. SDG 6 Global Action Framework To Launch

    7 Jul 2020- 09:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UN-Water has announced the launch of a SDG 6 Global Action Framework designed to mobilise action across governments, civil society, private sector and the United Nations system. The objectiv ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/07/2020 - 09:17

  6. Nestle To Downscale Controversial North America Water Bottling Activities

    17 Jun 2020- 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 (e ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/17/2020 - 07:47

  7. UNICEF Emphasises Urgency Of WASH Appeal For Yemen

    17 Jun 2020- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UNICEF has renewed its appeal for emergency funding to provide basic humanitarian aid for the people and children, in particular, of Yemen. At 12 June, the Fund's appeal for $479 Milli ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/17/2020 - 06:34

  8. UN Experts Urge Japan To Delay Decision On Release Of Radioactive Fukushima Water

    11 Jun 2020- 09:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Experts at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have urged the Government of Japan to delay any decision regarding the release of radioactive water from ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:20

  9. NGO Will Advocate Integration Of Human Water, Sanitation Rights Into Governance Systems

    28 May 2020- 10:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Human Right 2 Water, a new international NGO launched in Switzerland 26 May, will provide a critical knowledge hub for the integration of human rights to water and sanitation into governance ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 10:21

  10. Water Considerations In Renewable Energy Decision-making

    28 May 2020- 07:50 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerand A new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) examines linkages between renewable energy and nature and food production and calls for integration of multi-sectora ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 10:16

  11. 220 Million People Are At Risk From Arsenic Contaminated Water

    25 May 2020- 10:01 by Local Press Report Dübendorf Science News As many as 220 million people around the world may be at risk of drinking arsenic-contaminated groundwater, a new study finds. Combining climate, environmental and geologic data with machine ...

    Local Press Report - 05/25/2020 - 10:01

  12. "Super Cyclonic Storm" Amphan Threatens India And Bangladesh

    19 May 2020- 05:12 by Local Press Report GENEVA World Meteorological Association Tropical cyclone Amphan intensified rapidly in the Bay of Bengal to become a “Super Cyclonic Storm” – the equivalent of a strong Category 4/weak Category 5 on the Saffir Simp ...

    Local Press Report - 05/19/2020 - 05:12

  13. Water Diplomacy Voices: COVID-19 Shows Why Protecting Water In Conflict is Vital

    12 May 2020- 07:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat 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 prote ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 09:57

  14. Record Numbers Are Displaced In Their Own Countries Due to Climate Change, Conflict And Disasters

    6 May 2020- 06:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) shows a new record of over 50 million internally displaced people, globally. The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GR ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 10:00

  15. UN-Water Collates Member And Partner Statements On COVID Pandemic

    15 Apr 2020- 09:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland While there is no single United Nations entity dedicated exclusively to water issues, over 30 UN organisations carry out water and sanitation programmes, reflecting the fact that water issues ...

    Staff - Water D... - 05/04/2020 - 07:09