3 May 2022 HAMILTON, Canada
UN University has launched a first-of-its-kind assessment of water security in Africa and the results are alarming. Reliable data is limited; in some cases, "progress" has to be "guesstimated".
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 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.
12 Apr 2022 ISLAMABAD
A new USAID-United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will build infrastructure to provide clean drinking water in districts of Tank (KP) and Umerkot (Sindh).
5 Apr 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
Dakar Declaration another milestone on the Road to New York 2023.
3 Apr 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
In order to leave no-one behind, sanitation solutions need to offer a range of different technologies as well as different business models: including sewered and unsewered and centralised or decentralised services.
3 Apr 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
UNECE and GWH examine successful aquifer arrangements in Africa, Europe and South America. Successful transboundary water management is fueled by transparent access to data.
1 Apr 2022 ACCRA, Ghana
At a media briefing, Water Resources Commission underscores importance sensible exploitation of groundwater resources and overall importance in socio-economic development of the country.
30 Mar 2022 KYIV, Ukraine
Unrelenting attack on city's infrastructure has resulted in no water service and forced use of snow melt to meet water requirements. Fear that water sources may run out as winter comes to an end.