15 Mar 2022 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Past issues of The Water Diplomat now available on OOSKAnews website.
14 Feb 2022 ROME, Italy
Twelve to 14 million people affected; mounting livestock losses; donor community has committed only 2 percent of requirements.
10 Feb 2022 NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
Eruption sent a plume of ash into the upper atmosphere and triggered a tsunami. Water supplies have been contaminated by ash and saltwater intrusion; COVID-19 is spreading.
29 Jan 2022 SANA'A, Yemen
New attacks target water facilities that supply 200,000; Yemeni official declaim "war crimes".
18 Jan 2022 LHOKSUKON, Indonesia
Heavy rain displaces 30,000; deforestation contributing factor to mudslides; downslope rice crop failure feared
12 Jan 2022 JOHOR, Malaysia
Intermittent downpour in the southern state at the beginning of the year, saw more than 5,000 residents displaced and housed at 79 temporary relief centres that had been opened to accommodate victims. Prince Tunku has announced a river cleaning programme which will commence next month in Johor, in addition to special programmes to raise awareness of the importance of keeping rivers clean.
6 Jan 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Unprecedented decade-long drought, followed by sudden heavy rain, deals irreparable blow to Southeastern Iran economy.
15 Nov 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
Thirty-four million UK residential and commercial addresses assessed for climate risk exposure: mortgage lenders and borrowers at risk of sharply increasing insurance costs before 2060.
31 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
High-level Forum, Glasgow, pre-COP26 (recorded footage is linked): On the eve of COP26, Ministers, heads of international organisations, leading figures from public and private sectors, eminent academics from different parts of the world and from different disciplines, gathered to discuss water security challenges under climate change.
28 Oct 2021 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India
Increased Himalaya snowmelt and downstream rain cause over-filling of reservoirs and flooding in Kerala
25 Oct 2021 PEMBA, Mozambique
Lack of access to safe water, worsened by massive population displacements, has led to an increase in cases of cholera and diarrhoea.
17 Oct 2021 GENEVA
Extraordinary meeting to address "explosive" growth in demand for WMO services