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9 Feb 2023
Water is a vital resource for human survival, and it is essential for economic development. As a country that is largely below sea level, the Netherlands understands the importance of water management and innovative solutions for flood protection and water supply. This is however a rather abstract statement, while dealing with water in the Netherlands (and the world) was, and is, also a story of real people...
3 Jul 2022 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
With the election of a new parliament and the formation of a new government, the researchers argue, some opportunities are being opened to develop new policies and initiatives in Iraq's water sector.
3 Jul 2022 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Action for Water Adaptation and Resilience (AWARE) and the Food and Agriculture for Sustainable Transformation (FAST) initiatives are likely to obtain the status of presidential initiative and are therefore likely to take a prominent position within the COP 27 agenda.
27 Jun 2022 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
The government is supporting a "water mission" to Mexico in September in order to "match" a myriad of problems with the latest in Dutch technology.
12 May 2022 CAIRO, Egypt
Integrated water resource management, deployment of modern water reuse technology and information sharing are embedded in new Egypt-Netherlands protocol.
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.
6 Mar 2022 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
The regional coastline along the Bay of Bengal is home to about 25% of the world's population. Climate-related disruption throughout the region is threatening livelihoods and state security,
22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
26 May 2021 Brussels, Belgium
Four-year $12.2 Million USD Innovation Action project aims to "close the loop" on saline wastewater by proving that extracting minerals from brine can eliminate disposal, slash pollution and transform waste into value in water-intensive industries.
29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.
8 Feb 2021 WAGENIGEN, Netherlands
From wetland rejuvenation along the Ganga to beach-cleaning in Senegal, the 50th World Wetlands Day saw several initiatives launched in recognition of the value to nature and humankind of the globe’s wetlands. In a 29 January statement released to mark the occasion, Wetlands International, the body that coordinates and manages the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, laments that, despite significant achievements, the convention “has not been able to keep up with the growing threats and challenges that face wetlands...
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...