30 Apr 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
City's water storage off 30 percent, consumption up approximately 90 percent. Twenty demonstrators against a water transfer project sentenced to 7 years in prison and 74 lashes.
26 Apr 2022 DUSHANBE, Tajikistan
The government of Tajikistan shares the background of the Dushanbe Process and how the second conference is now considered a stepping stone on the "Road To New York".
26 Apr 2022 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Record rainfall event in Kwazulu-Natal has resulted in almost 500 deaths and destruction of homes and public infrastructure. Disaster management teams and humanitarian groups are working to provide medical aid, food and blankets to affected communities.
21 Apr 2022 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
Tegucigalpa is facing a "humanitarian crisis" due to lack of water. Officials cite historical mismanagement and warn of ensuing public health issues and effect on economy.
21 Apr 2022 VICTORIA DE DURANGO, Mexico
Water treatment facility and 52 km of pipes criticized as "too expensive" with price tag of $500 Million USD. Contracts let in March and April.
21 Apr 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Specific mines operated by BHP, Antofagasta and Albemarle have been named in a lawsuit that claims the operators breached environmental protection, preservation, and conservation rules. Operators deny culpability.
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.
18 Apr 2022 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Officials in Pakistan cite low levels of rain and snow throughout winter as cause for severe water shortages in Punjab and Sindh provinces. Civil demonstrations continue.
5 Apr 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
Speakers stress need for urgent action to respond to issues such as climate change, population growth and economic development and opportunity to make water the “deal maker” for the green economy, climate resilient and more inclusive growth.
15 Mar 2022 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Past issues of The Water Diplomat now available on OOSKAnews website.
25 Feb 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Prolonged periods of reduced rainfall in Syria in recent years has had a direct impact on vegetation growth and livestock farming adding to the destructive effects of war on infrastructure and leading to displacement.
14 Feb 2022 LONDON
The drought not only is impacting miners, but also farmers and wine makers, which has led the authorities to reform the nation’s water code.