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 BETHLEHEM PA, United States
New data reveals robust evidence of adverse health impacts of lead contaminated water. Among the findings: prenatal lead exposure increased the chance of low-birth-weight by 18% and increased the probability of preterm birth by 19%.
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.
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.
30 Jul 2022 YORK, United Kingdom
Forty-three percent of the world's rivers have levels of pharmaceutical pollution that are of concern.
30 Jul 2022 LUSAKA, Zambia
Zambia launches Water Investment Programme to enhance job creation through gender sensitive investments in water security, industrialisation and climate resilient development.
28 Jul 2022 DELHI, India
Levels of Nonylphenol ranging from 29.1 parts per billion (ppb) to 80.5 ppb were found in 15 samples taken across the country. A safe level is considered to be 0.33 ppb.
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.