16 Mar 2021 DAKAR, Senegal
Drinking water access and waste management improvements in Senegal are focus of EIB commitments.
16 Mar 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Panelists describe ambitions, outrage and optimism looking forward to COP26.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US President Joe Biden is facing pressure from democratic lawmakers and environmental advocates to support a new clean water bill in response to America’s worsening water crisis.
12 Mar 2021 DUBROVNIK, Croatia
The European Commission has approved a multi-million dollar investment in Dubrovnik Waterworks from the Cohesion Fund.
12 Mar 2021 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
A report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on extensive, multiyear wastewater and sewage pollution of the Vaal River system identifies multiple serious failures by Emfuleni Municipality.
9 Mar 2021 DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania
Guest Article - His Excellency President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, fourth President of the Republic of Tanzania, writes as Chair of Global Water Partnership's Southern Africa - Africa Coordination Unit.
6 Mar 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
The financial impact of water risk could amount to $301 Billion USD versus $55 Billion USD to address those risks, according to the 2020 Global Water Report issued 3 March by the CDP. The report also notes progress in water use, with two/thirds of the nearly 3,000 participating companies saying they are reducing or maintaining water withdrawals, while more than half are monitoring the quality of their wastewater discharges...
4 Mar 2021 KABUL, Afghanistan
The government of India has signed a $236 Million USD deal to build the Shahtoot Dam in Kabul which will provide fresh drinking water for roughly 2 million residents and support irrigation efforts across Afghanistan.The Pakistan government continues to express concern about Shahtoot River interventions that will reduce water flow into their country by 16 to 17 percent...
4 Mar 2021 KULOB
Over 100,000 inhabitants of Tajikistan’s fourth-largest city, Kulob, will receive access to an improved water supply and water treatment services following major upgrades financially supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU). It is expected that upon implementation the city of Kulob will be able to reduce its water losses by up to 35 per cent.
16 Feb 2021 BEIJING
China will expand a massive project that diverts water from the Yangtze River Basin to the drought-prone north this year, making the Xiong'an New Area in Hebei province one of the new beneficiaries.Almost 9.5 billion cubic meters of water was diverted through the South-North Water Diversion Project last year, taking the total amount diverted to more than 40 billion cubic meters, Jiang Xuguang, chairman of South-North Water Diversion Group, told the company's annual work conference on Friday...
16 Feb 2021 LUANDA
The Angolan Government and African Export-Import Bank (AfreximBank) have announced that approximately $1.3 billion in financing will be made available to projects in energy and water sectors, as well as be used as credit portfolios to support national banks. The announcement follows a meeting between Angolan President H...
16 Feb 2021 RABAT
Morocco will start building in 2021 five large dams with a total storage capacity of 525 million m3 that will enable the Kingdom to improve its drinking water and irrigation capacities. The construction of these dams, to cost the state around $538 million, is part of the national drinking water supply and irrigation program 2020-2027, said minister of Equipment & Water Abdelkader Amara at Morocco’s Upper House of parliament...