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.
4 Jun 2022 ARLINGTON VA, United States
The Nature For Water Facility has launched its first call for proposals to support local programs that promote collective watershed management and nature restoration. Local NGOs, utilities, government agencies, and corporate entities can apply.
2 Jun 2022 RABAT
Sharp decrease in rainfall, increase in temperatures, predictions of agricultural shortfall.
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.
2 Jun 2022 BEIRUT, Lebanon
The shortage of fuel and recurring power cuts are severely hindering the country’s working water pumps; should a pumping station go out of service, it will not be possible to secure the funds to repair it.
2 Jun 2022 LAGOS, Nigeria
Lagos is Africa’s second largest city and 90% of its 15 million inhabitants rely on boreholes for drinking water. The study found very high concentrations of microplastics in the drinking water and even more in industrially active areas.
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.
31 May 2022 PARIS, France
In France, imited winter rain in February and March has been followed by an exceptionally dry May. Two-thirds of France’s soils have been classified as ‘dry to very dry’, and more than 50% of the 16 French departments have already instituted water use restrictions.
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...
25 May 2022 BEIJING, China
A new water scarcity indicator takes into account both blue water and green water and predicts that, given climate change, global agricultural water scarcity will worsen in up to 84% of the world's croplands.