1 Aug 2022 TOKYO
The IAEA says the release, which will take place over many years and is not expected to begin before spring 2023, meets international standards and "will not cause any harm to the environment".
1 Aug 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
The new resolution affirms a right that had earlier been recognised as a part of international human rights law and procedures by the UN Human Rights Council but also creates new formal links to environmental agreements.
28 Jul 2022 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
Water Diplomacy Talks is a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community.
Paulo Carvalho Shinji Yoshimoto has a master’s degree in development studies from the Geneva Graduate Institute specializing in Environment and Conflict. He is a Bertha Challenge Fellow, young LGBTQIA+ person, water activist, and co-lead of the World Youth Parliament for Water with experience working in International Organizations. Currently, Shinji has been travelling Brazil in a jeep-home, working with communities who are key in the protection of water resources.
28 Jul 2022 TALINN, Estonia
The Helsinki convention is known amongst other things for its protection of water quality and water related ecosystems, as well as its broad protection of groundwater sources. Its framework provides the broad parameters for cooperation under which many more detailed agreements are negotiated at river basin level.
28 Jul 2022 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
In a new report the European Environment Agency (EEA) recommends initiatives towards achieving circularity in wastewater treatment and focuses on urban water treatment facilities.
28 Jul 2022 BONN, Germany
The 9th session of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has approved two reports: the Sustainable Use Assessment which reports on the sustainable use of wild species, and the Values Assessment, which reports on the diverse values and valuation of nature.
3 Jul 2022 SEOUL, South Korea
Unexpected water release from North Korea's Hwanggang dam aggravates high water in Imjin River in South Korea.
3 Jul 2022 GUWAHATI, India
Intense monsoon rains affect north-eastern India and Bangladesh; 1.8 million people in India and 4 million people in Bangladesh displaced.
3 Jul 2022 BEIJING, China
Implementation of aggressive investment plan continues; rural water projects new focus.
27 Jun 2022 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
The government is supporting a "water mission" to Mexico in September in order to "match" a myriad of problems with the latest in Dutch technology.
26 Jun 2022 BEIJING, China
Glacier mass in the Himalaya Kush has declined dramatically in the past 40 years due to an increase in temperature of 0.42C in each decade. Scientists have identified a shift in water stored in regional basins.
17 Jun 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The US Action Plan on Global Water Security takes the significant step of making water security, including access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), a major component of US foreign policy for the first time.