9 Jun 2020 RIYADH
Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) and the consortium led by the Metito Group and comprising the companies; Metito, Mowah, and Orascom Construction (the Consortium) today confirmed the successful financial closing of the Kingdom’s first independent sewage treatment plant (ISTP) to be awarded to the private sector under the Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) concession model with a tenor of 25 years, in Dammam West...
9 Jun 2020 SINGAPORE, Singapore
Singapore's Securities Investors Association (SIAS) called, 3 June, for the directors of Hyflux Ltd. to step down in the wake of continuing travails for the company. The troupled environmental sercies company and its current and former directors are currently under criminal investigation over corporate governance issues, including non-compliance with accounting standards...
4 Jun 2020 SANTIAGO
In an interview, Rodrigo Mundaca, Agronomist and National Spokesperson of the Defence Movement for Access to Water, Land and Environmental Protection (MODATIMA), responds to the interview question: What is the main environmental issue in your context? The main problem is water.
28 May 2020 RAMALLAH, Palestine Authority
The head of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) has called on the international community to condemn Israel’s "arbitrary policy of manipulating water supply allotted to West Bank districts", Wafa, the news agency of the Palestinian National Authority, reported 21 May.The call followed several days of sudden water supply cuts that led to reduced volume of water and irregular pressure in the system, with knock-on distribution challenges...
19 May 2020 THE HAGUE
Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is being postponed and will now take place on 9-14 May 2021. It will still be held in the wonderful city of Copenhagen.
18 May 2020 SINGAPORE
PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has built an extensive drainage system to hold rainwater, and is using IoT sensors to keep it there. The sensors monitor water levels in the drains and provide early warning on likelihood of drain overflow. Two experts from PUB share how Singapore is predicting floods and downpours, and how it will protect its coastlines from the rising tides.
14 May 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
This OOSKAnews Article was updated 20 MayOur world will have an estimated 2 billion new urban residents by 2050, so how do we make our cities more resilient in a water context? We need cities that can absorb, recover and prepare for future stresses and hazards while promoting sustainable development, well-being and inclusive growth, deploying environmental, governmental, economical and societal tools at our disposal...
12 May 2020 TROY MI
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves closer to implementing regulations for PFAS1 (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in the US drinking water supply, many Americans are “just saying no” to tap water. According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, released today, 25% of Americans say they never drink their tap water, setting the stage for a serious set of customer satisfaction challenges on the part of regional water utilities.
12 May 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Article updated 29 May.An attempted cyber attack on water command and control systems in Israel in April has been blamed on Iran. The Iran link was first reported by Fox News in the US, quoting unnamed United States government Department of Energy sources. US officials have declined to comment further...
11 May 2020 ATHENS
Athens water utility EYDAP has been ordered not to cut off supply to indebted consumers following scenes of crowding outside its downtown regional headquarters. Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis dispatched an order to the management of the state-run company asking that it assure consumers that their water supply will not be cut as a result of unpaid bills.
9 May 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, and as health officials warn of protection through “handwashing”, United States-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) has again called for the country's Congress and states to ensure that water service cannot be denied to citizens through supply shut-offs...
6 May 2020 MANILA
An “out-of-court settlement” is possible between the government and Metro Manila’s water concessionaires, Malacañang said Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night apologized to businessman Manny Pangilinan and the Ayala clan for his harsh words that he said to them during his administration.