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.
4 May 2021 BISKEK, Kyrgyzstan
Disputes over water pumping station surveillance equipment quickly escalated into armed skirmish; over 50 dead and 150 injured on 28 April. 1 May Ceasefire. Tensions continue.
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.
23 Apr 2021 VIENTIANE, Laos
Unexpected changes in river levels and the clarity of the water have raised concerns about nesting fish and birds. Pattern of "unnatural" fluctuation observed.
22 Apr 2021 Mogadishu
Somalia teeters on the brink of another humanitarian disaster as the country continues to struggle with drought, devastating locusts and the effects of COVID-19.
"If the rains don’t come, I don’t know how people and livestock will survive."
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.
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 DAMMAN
Projects benefit 12,000 people, include implementation of more than 130km of main and subsidiary networks, and household connections.
8 Apr 2021 VILNIUS, Lithuania
Major upgrades and renovations to ensure long-term sustainability and environmental improvements in water and wastewater networks and treatment facilities.
8 Apr 2021 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signs water purchase agreement with Utico FZC, boosts water capacity and clean energy goals.