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.
21 Apr 2022 BEIJING
China Development Bank and Agricultural Development Bank of China are focusing on major water conservation projects, including flood prevention, disaster relief, rural water supply and others. Funds have already been released.
21 Apr 2022 TEL AVIV, Israel
Government to reverse water flow through 60 year old network of tunnels and pipes to fill Sea of Galilee to capacity with desalinated water. Project subject to criticism from humanitarians and environmentalists.
21 Apr 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Specific mines operated by BHP, Antofagasta and Albemarle have been named in a lawsuit that claims the operators breached environmental protection, preservation, and conservation rules. Operators deny culpability.
18 Apr 2022 NUR SULTAN
Irrigation systems, hydraulic structures, legislation to be part of new Water Code to be submitted in 2023.
18 Apr 2022 LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg
The Board of EIB has approved over $500 Million USD in new water infrastructure investment in the region. In addition a new EU guarantee programme will enable EIB to expand lending programs in the water sector.
17 Apr 2022 LAUSANNE, Switzerland
New research develops water filter that is proven to remove all bacterial pathogens. Could be applied to remove micro pollutants as well.
12 Apr 2022 PASADENA CA, United States
Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed a new model to assess how underground water levels are depleted and regenerated. Specific data is now available on a month-to-month basis.
12 Apr 2022 PUNE
Water desalination market is expected to more than double in size before 2030 to $28 Billion USD due to population growth, water deficit, and technological development.
5 Apr 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
Dakar Declaration another milestone on the Road to New York 2023.