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 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.
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.
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 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 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
In a new report the European Environment Agency (EEA) recommends initiatives towards achieving circularity in wastewater treatment and focuses on urban water treatment facilities.
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.
28 Jul 2022 BONN, Germany
The 9th session of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has approved two reports: the Sustainable Use Assessment which reports on the sustainable use of wild species, and the Values Assessment, which reports on the diverse values and valuation of nature.