1 Sep 2023

The hydrological roots of Maui’s Great Fire

On the 21st of August Hawaii’s governor, Josh Green, speaking to CNN, stated: “there has been a great deal of water conflict on Maui for many years .. […] .. people have been fight...

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International Water Law and Transboundary Water Cooperation

4 Sep 2023

Nuclear power plant at Bugey in France

The Rhône River, which originates in the Swiss Alps upstream of Lake Leman (colloquially: Lake Geneva), has again become the subject of negotiations between Switzerland and France ...

7 Sep 2023

Release of Water from Fukushima Nuclear Plant Begins

On August 24, Japan began the process of releasing water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The position of Japan is that a special process is being applied, with many precaut...

4 Sep 2023

Panama accedes to Helsinki Convention

On the 7th of July Panama announced its accession to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), otherwise kn...

6 Sep 2023

Groundwater: a resource for resilience in Southern Africa

Because it is available in different seasons and often of good quality, groundwater provides the opportunity to respond to droughts and climatic variations. These ideas underlie ph...

7 Sep 2023

Malawi and South Sudan Announce Presidential Compacts on Water and Sanitation

On the 21st of August, at Stockholm Water Week, the governments of Malawi and South Sudan announced the launch of Presidential Compacts on Water and Sanitation. This builds on an i...

Water in Armed Conflict and other situations of violence

1 Sep 2023

'Auwai Taro Ponds

On the 21st of August Hawaii’s governor, Josh Green, speaking to CNN, stated: “there has been a great deal of water conflict on Maui for many years .. […] .. people have been fight...

7 Sep 2023

Sudan Update: The Water Diplomat Speaks to Action Against Hunger

Tobias Schmitz: From your perspective, what is the current status of the conflict and which areas are currently affected: has this changed geographically since mid-May? Paloma ...

22 Jun 2023

Nova Kakhovka Dam

The Nova Kakhovka Dam, Ukraine’s largest dam by volume with a reservoir containing approximately 18 km³ of water, was destroyed on the 6th of June, releasing a high energy wave dow...

5 Jul 2023

Afghanistan and Iran seek solution over the waters of the Helmand River

Amid a recent drought in south-eastern Iran, the dispute between Afghanistan and Iran over the rights to the waters of the Helmand River have re-emerged, leading to violent clashes...

Knowledge Based, Data-Driven Decision Making

6 Sep 2023

Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas highlights unprecedented water demand and climate impacts

The world is on the verge of an unparalleled water disaster, as a result of increasing demand and the unrelenting effects of the climate emergency, according to a report by the Wor...

7 Sep 2023

Microplastics discovered in human heart

In August, microplastics were found for the first time in human heart tissue. A discovery that is now raising new concerns about their long-term impact on health. A Chinese team di...

6 Sep 2023

European Industry and Environmental Concerns Clash Over Proposed PFAS Ban

The European Union's proposed ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is deepening a debate between corporate interests and environmental concerns, underscoring the fragi...

7 Sep 2023

Preserving Precious Ecosystems: The Urgent Need for Wetland Conservation

Wetlands, which are sometimes overlooked in favor of more beautiful vistas, are essential to the health of our planet. Since they filter water, sustain biodiversity, and moderate c...

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Finance for water cooperation

25 Aug 2023

CEO Water Mandate Impact Report

The CEO Water Mandate (CEO WM), a special initiative established in 2007 by the UN Secretary-General and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) in partnership with the Pacific Institute, rel...

6 Sep 2023

Water and Sanitation Finance: The Challenge with Blended Finance

A recent study estimated the annualglobal investment needed to cover WASH-related services by 2030 at $264 billion. Figures from the UN2023 Water Conferencevaried between US$182 to...

5 Jul 2023

Thames Water

Thames Water, the U.K.’s largest water utility which provides water supplies to some 10 million clients in London and the Thames Valley, is facing the threat of insolvency, with so...

National and Local News

5 Sep 2023

Lower Zambezi National Park

On the 29th of August, the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) clarified its decision on the 24th of August to cancel the decision letter issued to Mwembeshi Resources Li...

7 Sep 2023

China suffers flooding and emerging food safety concerns

Since the end of July, and for just a few days, China experienced severe flooding caused by the aftermath of typhoon Doksuri. Flooding took place in the grain-growing region of nor...

15 Jun 2023

Tehran Experiences five days of Water Cuts

The Iranian Capital Tehran has suffered five days of interruptions in the supply of piped water which has been linked to a flooding event. Iran’s Minister of Energy announced that ...