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 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.
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 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.
17 May 2022 DELHI
While heatwaves are common in India, especially in May and June, summer began early this year with high temperatures from March, when the first heatwave arrived. Average maximum temperatures for the month were the highest in 122 years.
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.