3 May 2022 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Water Diplomacy Talks and OOSKAnews Voices are a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community.
Marianne Kjellén (PhD), Senior Water Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), works with UNDP’s Water & Ocean Governance Programme at the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. In UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN) Marianne contributes with thought leadership, policy advocacy and technical support on water governance. She engages with global and international processes and supports project implementation and oversight on water governance-related substance. Prior to re-joining the UNDP in 2016, she worked for the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Stockholm University and many years for the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
30 Apr 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
$200 Million USD added to aid package for Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia. UN estimates requirement exceeds $4.4 Billion USD. 20 million people facing starvation.
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
30 Apr 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
City's water storage off 30 percent, consumption up approximately 90 percent. Twenty demonstrators against a water transfer project sentenced to 7 years in prison and 74 lashes.
30 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY
São Paulo. Cape Town. Now Santiago and Los Angeles. Cities around the world are being forced to live with less water, as global warming melts glaciers, diminishes snow packs and exacerbates decades of water mismanagement. Not just less water for now. Maybe less water forever. Los Angeles and many of its suburbs will soon restrict outdoor watering to once a week — and if that doesn’t work, ban outdoor watering altogether...
26 Apr 2022 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
The use of groundwater has facilitated a doubling in international trade in food and agricultural products since 1995 but groundwater governance mechanisms with joint management of resources are urgently needed to control aggressive depletion of resources.
26 Apr 2022 DUSHANBE, Tajikistan
The government of Tajikistan shares the background of the Dushanbe Process and how the second conference is now considered a stepping stone on the "Road To New York".
26 Apr 2022 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Record rainfall event in Kwazulu-Natal has resulted in almost 500 deaths and destruction of homes and public infrastructure. Disaster management teams and humanitarian groups are working to provide medical aid, food and blankets to affected communities.
26 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new research series to inform the UN Security Council (UNSC) on climate-related and development risks in selected countries has launched its summary on Iraq. It highlights the vulnerability of Iraq to the impacts of climate change, its dependency on natural resources, and the environment of conflict, poverty, political instability and corruption.
21 Apr 2022 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
Tegucigalpa is facing a "humanitarian crisis" due to lack of water. Officials cite historical mismanagement and warn of ensuing public health issues and effect on economy.
21 Apr 2022 VICTORIA DE DURANGO, Mexico
Water treatment facility and 52 km of pipes criticized as "too expensive" with price tag of $500 Million USD. Contracts let in March and April.
21 Apr 2022 TEL AVIV, Israel
Government to reverse water flow through 60 year old network of tunnels and pipes to fill Sea of Galilee to capacity with desalinated water. Project subject to criticism from humanitarians and environmentalists.