7 Jun 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
The government of Senegal, the World Water Council, and the Executive Committee of the Forum have approved the synthesis report of the 9th World Water Forum. “A Blue Deal on water security and sanitation for peace and development”, summarises the results of a new form of integrated and results-oriented dialogue.
2 Jun 2022 GENEVA, Switzerland
Water is a priority need for conflict-affected communities as well as a key to the revival of the rural economy. This report highlights that there is clear evidence of a willingness of the international community both to support the development efforts of the states in the region and to respond to humanitarian needs.
31 May 2022 KYIV, Ukraine
Infrastructure key targets in conflict; authorities warning of outbreaks of disease. Shipments of aid to east of country especially difficult.
25 May 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Frequency of water crises attributed to climate change and poor water resource management. Low levels of precipitation and growing population contribute to unresolved problems.
25 May 2022 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso
Aid organisations in Burkina Faso have denounced a new strategy adopted by terrorist insurgents. At least 32 water facilities in the country have been destroyed, leaving 300,000 without water. These attacks have been intended to not just physically destroy water reservoirs, but also to sabotage water generators and to contaminate drinking water...
12 May 2022 CAIRO, Egypt
Integrated water resource management, deployment of modern water reuse technology and information sharing are embedded in new Egypt-Netherlands protocol.
12 May 2022 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
The UAE has prioritized achievement of SDG 6 and has increased investment in desalination projects at a rate of 3 percent per annum in combination with other national strategic projects. Total investment in new plants has reached $2.1 Billion USD.
11 May 2022 MUSCAT
Oman Water and Wastewater Services company has started the trial run for a new water pipeline project worth RO150 million ($388 million) from Sohar desalination plant to A’Dhahirah. Ibrahim Hamad Al Hasani, Senior Manager of the project said that the water pipeline is 230 km long and that 15 water tanks were built (with a capacity of 451,000 cu m) in the wilayats of Sohar, Ibri and Dhank...
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 NEW YORK NY
São Paulo. Cape Town. Now Santiago and Los Angeles. Cities around the world are being forced to live with less water, as global warming melts glaciers, diminishes snow packs and exacerbates decades of water mismanagement. Not just less water for now. Maybe less water forever. Los Angeles and many of its suburbs will soon restrict outdoor watering to once a week — and if that doesn’t work, ban outdoor watering altogether...
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 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.