18 Jan 2022 LHOKSUKON, Indonesia
Heavy rain displaces 30,000; deforestation contributing factor to mudslides; downslope rice crop failure feared
16 Jan 2022 JUBA, South Sudan
Efforts to minimize fatal attacks and implement Marial Bai Agreement to allocate resources and implement procedures for mobile courts in dispute settlement.
16 Jan 2022 CAIRO, Egypt
Irrigation canal refurbishment, water quality improvements, wastewater management and construction of desalination plants all part of 20 year plan. Nile River shortages anticipated
16 Jan 2022 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Crashing ocean waves found to emit “forever chemicals” into the air. New evidence that sea spray aerosol can be an important source of PFAS in the atmosphere.
16 Jan 2022 IDLIB, Syria
An attack on Al-Arshani water pumping station by Russian jets in early January severely damaged the main water supply pipeline, and damaged other essential equipment, cutting off water supply to 240,000.
12 Jan 2022 NEW DELHI, India
Performance Audit Reveals Discrepancies In India’s Groundwater Management Regulations And Implementation
Groundwater extraction had increased from 58 per cent to 63 per cent between the period of 2004-2017, with a sharp decline in the number of assessment units considered safe. Violations of national groundwater extraction targets in eight states.
12 Jan 2022 JOHOR, Malaysia
Intermittent downpour in the southern state at the beginning of the year, saw more than 5,000 residents displaced and housed at 79 temporary relief centres that had been opened to accommodate victims. Prince Tunku has announced a river cleaning programme which will commence next month in Johor, in addition to special programmes to raise awareness of the importance of keeping rivers clean.
9 Jan 2022 ABUJA
Violence in Zamfara and Kaduna states in continuation of long-standing water access dispute.
9 Jan 2022 BEIJING
Details to tackle key issues in the fight against the pollution of soil and underground water, and to enhance environmental governance in agriculture and rural areas issued.
8 Jan 2022 RUNDU, Namibia
The company were only granted permission to extract water in June 2021, 6 months after operations had already begun. ReconAfrica has been accused of unsafe wastewater disposal, drilling without adequate permits and harm to local wildlife.
7 Jan 2022 TOKYO, Japan
Plans to discharge treated but still contaminated water into sea submitted by Japan government to Nuclear Regulation Authority.
7 Jan 2022 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new indicator aims to track Europe’s progress in reducing pesticides in waters. Excessive levels of pesticides in large share of freshwater bodies.