7 Jun 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
The government of Senegal, the World Water Council, and the Executive Committee of the Forum have approved the synthesis report of the 9th World Water Forum. “A Blue Deal on water security and sanitation for peace and development”, summarises the results of a new form of integrated and results-oriented dialogue.
2 Jun 2022 RABAT
Sharp decrease in rainfall, increase in temperatures, predictions of agricultural shortfall.
2 Jun 2022 GENEVA, Switzerland
Water is a priority need for conflict-affected communities as well as a key to the revival of the rural economy. This report highlights that there is clear evidence of a willingness of the international community both to support the development efforts of the states in the region and to respond to humanitarian needs.
2 Jun 2022 DAVOS, Switzerland
Seventeen economists, scientists, community leaders, and policymakers to form global commission and may seek an agreement to put a price on freshwater resources.
2 Jun 2022 BEIRUT, Lebanon
The shortage of fuel and recurring power cuts are severely hindering the country’s working water pumps; should a pumping station go out of service, it will not be possible to secure the funds to repair it.
2 Jun 2022 LAGOS, Nigeria
Lagos is Africa’s second largest city and 90% of its 15 million inhabitants rely on boreholes for drinking water. The study found very high concentrations of microplastics in the drinking water and even more in industrially active areas.
31 May 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Iran has requested formation of bilateral committee to facilitate exchange of views and ensure interstate cooperation on water resources.
31 May 2022 KYIV, Ukraine
Infrastructure key targets in conflict; authorities warning of outbreaks of disease. Shipments of aid to east of country especially difficult.
31 May 2022 LONDON, United Kingdom
Major population centres, globally, face increasing water scarcity due to population growth and climate change; warns of health risks associated with poor quality water.
31 May 2022 BAGHDAD, Iraq
Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources has reiterated its intention to take legal action against Iran over shared watercourses. Iran maintains that a lawsuit is legally irrelevant and that it undermined the good relations between the two countries.
31 May 2022 PARIS, France
In France, imited winter rain in February and March has been followed by an exceptionally dry May. Two-thirds of France’s soils have been classified as ‘dry to very dry’, and more than 50% of the 16 French departments have already instituted water use restrictions.