Terms searched: National security
30 Jul 2022 LUSAKA, Zambia
“Game Changer” National Water Investment Programme Launched In Zambia
Zambia launches Water Investment Programme to enhance job creation through gender sensitive investments in water security, industrialisation and climate resilient development.
12 May 2022 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
UAE: Water Security Through Desalination Investment
The UAE has prioritized achievement of SDG 6 and has increased investment in desalination projects at a rate of 3 percent per annum in combination with other national strategic projects. Total investment in new plants has reached $2.1 Billion USD.
26 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
Water Scarcity And Climate Change Trigger Migration In Iraq
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.
5 Mar 2022 LAHORE
Pakistan: Water Security Integral To National Security
Implementation of multi-pronged strategy for unprecedented hydropower and water storage development in Pakistan under the vision of “Decade of Dams” is underway through an innovative financial strategy.
7 Jan 2022 HONOLULU HI, United States
Oahu Water Contaminated By Jet Fuel Leak
Despite multiple reports of fuel leaks from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility over the past decade and growing concern from residents and government officials, the US Navy maintains that ongoing operations at the facility are essential to national security. The Navy, who has since released a timeline for cleaning out the fuel from the well, has said it will challenge the state’s order to defuel the underground tanks.
2 Nov 2021 Washington DC, United States
United States: Intelligence Advisory Issued Following Ongoing Cyber Attacks On Nation's Water Infrastructure
Advisory discloses three previously unreported ransomware attacks which hit facilities in Nevada, Maine, and California earlier this year.
21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
US Drought Brings Wildfires, Water Shortages, Crop Failure
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
International Water Security, US National Security
International water security issues should elevated within US foreign policy and national security activities as part of a wider case for rebooting US national security architecture and doctrine, according to a new report.
6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US Report: Water As A Specific Driver Of Insecurity
A major report calls for international water security issues to be elevated within US foreign policy and national security activities as part of a wider case for rebooting US national security architecture and doctrine in response to unravelling ecological and natural security. Published 9 February by the Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks and funded in part by the Natural Security Campaign, the report entitled “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It” focuses on the security implications of large-scale environmental destabilisation and offers recommendations for action on the part of the executive and legislative parts of the United States Government...
10 Feb 2021 SINGAPORE, Singapore
New Singapore Desal Plant Can Treat Sea Water And Reservoir Water
Singapore has opened its fourth desalination plant in an effort to enhance water security measures across the country as daily water consumption rates reach 430 million gallons per day, with an expected two-fold increase in the next thirty years. The Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP) is Singapore’s first ever large-scale dual-mode plant which has the ability to treat both seawater from the coast and fresh water from the Marina Reservoir...
3 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Biden’s First Steps On Road to Blue-Green Recovery
Newly-inaugurated US President Joseph Biden has wasted little time in honouring his campaign promise to prioritise climate policy and undo a previous deregulation agenda, and science-denialism ideology propagated by his predecessor.On his first day in office, President Biden demonstrated his commitment to tackling the climate crisis with several executive orders including re-joining the Paris Agreement, revoking the withdrawal of the US from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline...
3 Feb 2021 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
Promoting Rain Enhancement Approaches, Technologies
Leading national and international researchers, scientists and stakeholders gathered virtually in attendance of the fifth International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF) to address global water and sustainability issues, hosted by the UAE 25-36 January.In his keynote speech at the panel discussion titled "Outlook for Global Water Security in the Light of Climate Change", Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment warned that climate change will begin to generate water stress in parts of the world which currently have sufficient access to water resources...