1 Aug 2022 RABAT
Recent data has revealed alarming figures pertaining to the water deficit recorded at various water basins in the country. The National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water has admitted its inability to provide 54 cities and centres with drinking water in this summer. Environmental factors, high demands and over-exploitation of groundwater for farming cited.
1 Aug 2022 TOKYO
The IAEA says the release, which will take place over many years and is not expected to begin before spring 2023, meets international standards and "will not cause any harm to the environment".
1 Aug 2022 BAGHDAD
Violations over water shares are becoming a nearly daily occurrence throughout Iraq, with claims that provinces are not receiving enough water. The government has not taken enough measures to deter such practices, which has only encouraged violations.
1 Aug 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
The new resolution affirms a right that had earlier been recognised as a part of international human rights law and procedures by the UN Human Rights Council but also creates new formal links to environmental agreements.
30 Jul 2022 LUSAKA, Zambia
Zambia launches Water Investment Programme to enhance job creation through gender sensitive investments in water security, industrialisation and climate resilient development.
28 Jul 2022 AMHERST MA, United States
Lithium mining does reduce groundwater availability, but to a lesser extent than other sectors. The study focused on whether water supply would restock levels to compensate mining activity and found that this may depend on how old the water is, given that the recharge times for most aquifers in the
28 Jul 2022 OAKLAND CA, United States
Pacific Institute's new Water and Climate Equity Strategy intends to provide tailored, evidence-based research and climate resilience strategies for communities at the forefront of water insecurity and climate change.
28 Jul 2022 BRUSSELS, Belgium
European Commission's Vice-President for Inter-Institutional Relations has called for increased investment in sustainable soil management, drought-resistant crops and vegetation cover.
28 Jul 2022 AMMAN, Jordan
Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis are rising and protests have been held against water shortages in the month of July.
28 Jul 2022 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
Water Diplomacy Talks is a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community.
Paulo Carvalho Shinji Yoshimoto has a master’s degree in development studies from the Geneva Graduate Institute specializing in Environment and Conflict. He is a Bertha Challenge Fellow, young LGBTQIA+ person, water activist, and co-lead of the World Youth Parliament for Water with experience working in International Organizations. Currently, Shinji has been travelling Brazil in a jeep-home, working with communities who are key in the protection of water resources.
28 Jul 2022 TALINN, Estonia
The Helsinki convention is known amongst other things for its protection of water quality and water related ecosystems, as well as its broad protection of groundwater sources. Its framework provides the broad parameters for cooperation under which many more detailed agreements are negotiated at river basin level.
28 Jul 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
A safe and prosperous society depends on public health and those societies with better access to basic services are better equipped to cope with disruptions such as the pandemic. Leaders call for more strategic directions.