18 Jan 2022 LHOKSUKON, Indonesia
Heavy rain displaces 30,000; deforestation contributing factor to mudslides; downslope rice crop failure feared
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 SANTIAGO, Chile
BHP's Cerro Colorado mine was ordered to halt water withdrawals for additional 90 period: local landowner prevails in complaint over impact of excessive withdrawals on aquifer.
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 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.
7 Jan 2022 MUSCAT, Oman
Awards on undergraduate and post-graduate levels mark academic excellence and commitment to environmental sustainability.
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.
6 Jan 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Unprecedented decade-long drought, followed by sudden heavy rain, deals irreparable blow to Southeastern Iran economy.
6 Jan 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Intensive natural resources exploitation, access to water and social inequality to be addressed in new constitution now in development
3 Jan 2022 IMLIDOL
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slashed through India’s notorious red tape and pushed aside thorny political divisions to see his tap water project through despite shrinking supplies.
2 Jan 2022 CORVALLIS WA, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community.
John Matthews, Executive Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, reflects on COP26 and posits that water's position in the climate agenda is gaining importance.