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.
4 Jun 2022 ARLINGTON VA, United States
The Nature For Water Facility has launched its first call for proposals to support local programs that promote collective watershed management and nature restoration. Local NGOs, utilities, government agencies, and corporate entities can apply.
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 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 KYIV, Ukraine
Infrastructure key targets in conflict; authorities warning of outbreaks of disease. Shipments of aid to east of country especially difficult.
25 May 2022 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso
Aid organisations in Burkina Faso have denounced a new strategy adopted by terrorist insurgents. At least 32 water facilities in the country have been destroyed, leaving 300,000 without water. These attacks have been intended to not just physically destroy water reservoirs, but also to sabotage water generators and to contaminate drinking water...
17 May 2022 LONDON
160,000 hours of raw sewage release in England; 57,804 hours of raw sewage release in Wales. Statistics compiled using Environmental Agency data.
15 May 2022 SAN DIEGO CA, United States
A vast reservoir of water has been detected in the mud and sediment underlying a part of the West Antarctic ice sheet. It is estimated to be several hundred metres deep, or about the size of two Empire State buildings.
14 May 2022 DAVIS CA, United States
New research indicates terrestrial parasites can adhere to microbeads and microfibers and travel long distances in the ocean. These can be toxic for marine life and humans.
14 May 2022 DELHI, India
The city of Delhi has embarked on a programme to protect wetlands against further encroachments and to restore wetlands where possible.
11 May 2022 TOKYO
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force is satisfied that TEPCO and government have identified appropriate steps in preparation for contaminated water release scheduled for 2023.
11 May 2022 ACCRA
An estimated 920,000 people in northern Ghana have been exposed to excessive amounts of fluoride in drinking water. Further contamination expected due to increased rates of evaporation.