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.
30 Apr 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
$200 Million USD added to aid package for Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia. UN estimates requirement exceeds $4.4 Billion USD. 20 million people facing starvation.
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
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.
26 Apr 2022 CAIRO, Egypt
Africa Union efforts to conclude agreement inconclusive; water conservation projects in Egypt fall short of meeting needs.
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 TEHRAN, Iran
Instability in Afghanistan has prevented implementation of 1973 water treaty to Iran’s satisfaction. New talks have not achieved a new agreement.
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 KHARTOUM, Sudan
Convoy of water tankers sent to Red Sea State in attempt to ease tensions over lack of available drinking water.
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".
26 Apr 2022 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Record rainfall event in Kwazulu-Natal has resulted in almost 500 deaths and destruction of homes and public infrastructure. Disaster management teams and humanitarian groups are working to provide medical aid, food and blankets to affected communities.