4 May 2021 STIRLING, United Kingdom
Video interview: A new academic Chair has been appointed as part of Scotland's Hydro Nation initiative. Professor Andrew Tyler of the University of Stirling talks about the need to break through structural boundaries to address water challenges and achieve sustainable prosperity and a green recovery for Scotland.
1 May 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is embarking on an ambitious industrialisation drive along its eastern seaboard; local communities and conservationists fear water "conflict".
1 May 2021 SACRAMENTO CA
Company alleged to continue pumping operations in violation of expired permits and California state law.
30 Apr 2021 OTTOWA, Canada
Canada Pension Plan Investments comes under fire for its participation in privatisation of Brazilian public water utility. Trade union CUPE calls out "outrageous" use of "workers' retirement funds to profit from people's need for clean water". Challenges wisdom of deal amid political uncertainty.
21 Apr 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
United States: Thousands Of Lives Could Have Been Saved By Nationwide Suspension Of Water Cutoffs During COVID Crisis
A nationwide moratorium on water shut-offs during COVID crisis would have saved lives and prevented infections.
Minorities disproportionately effected.
Calls for Biden administration to cancel water debt.
19 Apr 2021 Lilongwe
Projects in Balaka and Machinga districts, scheduled to commence in March 22 for completion by August 2023, will help to relieve "pathetic" situation. Soft loan to be repaid over 20 years.
19 Apr 2021 PARIS, France
Peace has been declared in a French water battle that saw two of its leading players at loggerheads for more than six months. The proposed merger agreement will create a group with annual revenues of €37 billion. The new Suez will be a standalone entity with revenues of around €7 billion.
17 Apr 2021 ALOR SETAR, Malaysia
Interstate squabbling escalates in competition for water resources. NGO coalition pleas for mediation and unity to protect forest from land clearing and logging.
16 Apr 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
New guides from WWF and H and M Group offer a practical guide to understand the strategic importance of water in corporate value chains to create meaningful targets and goals that connect with overall corporate business strategy.
10 Apr 2021 SHOPIAN
Irrigation canals and water channels in the apple-rich belts of Shopian are running dry due to continuing illegal mining of rivers.
10 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN
Regulators and the forestry industry in a court case that may have far-reaching implications for South Africa’s water laws. The country is the 30th driest in the world.
10 Apr 2021 DAMMAN
Projects benefit 12,000 people, include implementation of more than 130km of main and subsidiary networks, and household connections.