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 ACCRA, Ghana
OACPS Ministers in charge of fisheries and aquaculture have adopted a strategic plan to remove key barriers to the Blue Economy which is an initiative of coastal states that focuses on the sustainable use of the marine and coastal environment.
26 Apr 2022 BISKEK, Kyrgyzstan
Celebrating 30 years of cooperation, the government of Krygyzstan and the World Bank agree $100 Million USD financing for modernization programs in improve access and public health.
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.
26 Apr 2022 DUSHANBE, Tajikistan
The government of Tajikistan shares the background of the Dushanbe Process and how the second conference is now considered a stepping stone on the "Road To New York".
21 Apr 2022 BEIJING
China Development Bank and Agricultural Development Bank of China are focusing on major water conservation projects, including flood prevention, disaster relief, rural water supply and others. Funds have already been released.
21 Apr 2022 VICTORIA DE DURANGO, Mexico
Water treatment facility and 52 km of pipes criticized as "too expensive" with price tag of $500 Million USD. Contracts let in March and April.
21 Apr 2022 TEL AVIV, Israel
Government to reverse water flow through 60 year old network of tunnels and pipes to fill Sea of Galilee to capacity with desalinated water. Project subject to criticism from humanitarians and environmentalists.
18 Apr 2022 LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg
The Board of EIB has approved over $500 Million USD in new water infrastructure investment in the region. In addition a new EU guarantee programme will enable EIB to expand lending programs in the water sector.
17 Apr 2022 LAUSANNE, Switzerland
New research develops water filter that is proven to remove all bacterial pathogens. Could be applied to remove micro pollutants as well.
12 Apr 2022 ROCHESTER NY
The new study indicates that fracking-related chemicals are making their way into groundwater that feeds municipal water systems. The potential for contamination is greatest during the pre-production period when a new well is established.
12 Apr 2022 PASADENA CA, United States
Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed a new model to assess how underground water levels are depleted and regenerated. Specific data is now available on a month-to-month basis.