23 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran
Iran's worst drought in five decades has devastated agriculture and livestock farming and led to power blackouts across the country. Authorities claim the situation is the result of reduced rainfall and increased electricity consumption. Protesters blame government mismanagement of resources and the resulting economic impact, with inflation rising to more than 50 Percent.
22 Jul 2021 WASHINGTON DC
Focus to strengthen regional capacity to manage shared water resources and mitigate environmental risks.
22 Jul 2021 ELEGU
End of water crises and improved sanitation anticipated upon completion next year. $55 Million USD from KfW funds Amuru District programme.
14 Jul 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Experts convene to examine water cooperation and management solutions in Eurasia. Arctic freshwater resources; the importance of forests; youth engagement; water and peace.
4 Jul 2021 ABUJA, Nigeria
World Bank credit line will provide upgraded WASH services to schools and health care facilities and help eradicate open defecation across 500 communities.
3 Jul 2021 Johannesburg, South Africa
$1 Billion USD raised for Lesotho Highlands project will enable construction of dam cluster and 38km water transfer tunnel to supply South African cities. Phase 2 of 30-year, 5-phase agreement between Johannesburg and Gauteng significant to socio-economic prospects of both nations.
2 Jul 2021 New York, United States
UNEP's decade of ecosystem restoration is underway with a rallying cry to replant and protect forests, clean up rivers and seas and implement sweeping reformations of agriculture. Armed with reports identifying a $4.1 Trillion USD financing gap while promising a 30-fold return on investment, UNEP and the UNFAO call on the public and private sectors to massively scale up their efforts, while setting out mechanism to monitor and measure progress over the next 10 years. Freshwater is one of 8 major types of ecosystems suffering from dangerous levels of degradation.
8 Jun 2021 Edinburgh, Scotland
Report from Global Water Partnership showcases successes from 10 years of its water and climate programme. Urges stakeholders to learn lessons of long-term approach and move water to the forefront of development agendas. "A leverage ratio of 1:33 for every dollar invested in GWP's water and climate programme over the past 10 years, is a testament to the transformative power of partnerships to create real impact."
5 Jun 2021 KHARTOUM, Sudan
Funding for new water infrastructure projects and support for government transition and modernisation
3 Jun 2021 Nursultan
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance $80 Million USD refurbishment of wastewater treatment facilities at Kazakhstan's Atyrau oil refinery.
1 Jun 2021 TEHRAN
Rural supply, wastewater treatment and tunnel transfer projects.
1 Jun 2021 ISTANBUL
Authorities plan to increase the amount of underground water supplying Lake Meke.