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 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 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.
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 DELHI
While heatwaves are common in India, especially in May and June, summer began early this year with high temperatures from March, when the first heatwave arrived. Average maximum temperatures for the month were the highest in 122 years.
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 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 KYIV, Ukraine
Direct bombing of water infrastructure facilities and electricity cuts and other indirect conflict-related damaged has severely reduced water supplies throughout the country. UNICEF concerned about rising occurrence of water-borne diseases.