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The water resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) are under stress. Climate change in the region is visible and expected to reduce the output Tigris River and its tributaries: in the past decade the Kurdistan Region has been suffering from extreme weather, from droughts to heavy rainfall. Instream   Read More ...

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Last week several articles were published in the Swiss, Canadian and US press informing that Nestlé S.A. was considering to sell all its bottled water brands in the US and Canada.  As written in an article “Nestlé S.A.’s Board of Directors today approved a new strategic direction for its Water   Read More ...

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Health agencies and officials have made it clear that running water is essential to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. But before mid March, millions of Americans with unpaid water bills and no running water were left wondering how to protect themselves against the virus. Though it took a global   Read More ...

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Somkhele, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 08 April 2020 Women of Somkhele and civil society groups call on government to uphold promises and provide water, in the time of the COVID-19 threat. The women of Somkhele in KwaZulu-Natal are in a desperate and dire state without basic water supply during the COVID-19   Read More ...

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This year’s theme for World Water Day is Water and Climate Change. The recent Australian drought and flooding in the UK and East Africa show how climate change is leading to extreme events that create both uncertainties and irregularities in water availability, with far-reaching impacts on human wellbeing and ecosystem   Read More ...

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Last February, the Government of Switzerland announced the creation of a Foundation in Geneva, under the name ‘Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator’ (GSDA). The purpose of this new foundation is to regulate new technologies, from drones and automatic cars to genetic engineering, which are examples mentioned by the Swiss Foreign   Read More ...

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Narmada Valley will pledge against forcible submergence Massive gathering on July 31st, 2019: Badwani, Madhya Pradesh After 34 years of persistent and perseverant struggle for right to life and to save Narmada and all rivers in India, the farmers to fish workers in the Valley can’t rest even today. The   Read More ...

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Access to safe water and sanitation has long been internationally recognised as a basic human right, essential for life. But when water becomes a marketable commodity rather than a public good, it is inevitable that human rights are undermined. End Water Poverty has consistently highlighted the importance of accountability to   Read More ...

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