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 BEIRUT
UNICEF has updated its report on Lebanon and says public sector providers have been unable to provide sufficient water to their customers, largely as a result of the power crisis, but also because they are unable to afford parts, repairs and diesel, amid spiraling inflation.
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 CAIRO, Egypt
Financing will support two key sectors to deliver ambitious plans that aim to accelerate sustainable management of water resources and further develop desalination and wastewater treatment projects.
30 Jul 2022 CARTAGENA, Colombia
A new study to deepen the understanding of the relationship of Covid-19 with water resources and to summarise the progress and lessons learned on water management and governance in Latin America during the post-pandemic period is underway.
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 KYIV, Ukraine
There are unverified reports of cholera outbreaks in Mariupol as the city has no working water system only 3-5% of the population has access to water.
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.
28 Jul 2022 BEIJING, China
Exceptionally heavy rainfall in May and June has been succeeded by exceptionally high temperatures in July. New policy documents emphasize monitoring climate risks in key productive sectors.