3 May 2022 HAMILTON, Canada
UN University has launched a first-of-its-kind assessment of water security in Africa and the results are alarming. Reliable data is limited; in some cases, "progress" has to be "guesstimated".
3 May 2022 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Water Diplomacy Talks and OOSKAnews Voices are a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community.
Marianne Kjellén (PhD), Senior Water Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), works with UNDP’s Water & Ocean Governance Programme at the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. In UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN) Marianne contributes with thought leadership, policy advocacy and technical support on water governance. She engages with global and international processes and supports project implementation and oversight on water governance-related substance. Prior to re-joining the UNDP in 2016, she worked for the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Stockholm University and many years for the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
30 Apr 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
$200 Million USD added to aid package for Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia. UN estimates requirement exceeds $4.4 Billion USD. 20 million people facing starvation.
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
30 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY
São Paulo. Cape Town. Now Santiago and Los Angeles. Cities around the world are being forced to live with less water, as global warming melts glaciers, diminishes snow packs and exacerbates decades of water mismanagement. Not just less water for now. Maybe less water forever. Los Angeles and many of its suburbs will soon restrict outdoor watering to once a week — and if that doesn’t work, ban outdoor watering altogether...
26 Apr 2022 CAIRO, Egypt
Africa Union efforts to conclude agreement inconclusive; water conservation projects in Egypt fall short of meeting needs.
26 Apr 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Instability in Afghanistan has prevented implementation of 1973 water treaty to Iran’s satisfaction. New talks have not achieved a new agreement.
26 Apr 2022 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
The use of groundwater has facilitated a doubling in international trade in food and agricultural products since 1995 but groundwater governance mechanisms with joint management of resources are urgently needed to control aggressive depletion of resources.
26 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new research series to inform the UN Security Council (UNSC) on climate-related and development risks in selected countries has launched its summary on Iraq. It highlights the vulnerability of Iraq to the impacts of climate change, its dependency on natural resources, and the environment of conflict, poverty, political instability and corruption.
21 Apr 2022 BEIJING
China Development Bank and Agricultural Development Bank of China are focusing on major water conservation projects, including flood prevention, disaster relief, rural water supply and others. Funds have already been released.
21 Apr 2022 TEL AVIV, Israel
Government to reverse water flow through 60 year old network of tunnels and pipes to fill Sea of Galilee to capacity with desalinated water. Project subject to criticism from humanitarians and environmentalists.
18 Apr 2022 SEOUL
The planned release of radioactive water from TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant has raised concerns across the region. South Korea officials looking for cooperative solution.