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Clean Water and Sanitation

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 6. Ensure availability of water and sanitation for all.

  • [New] California water officials acknowledged Wednesday that another painful year of drought is likely, and warned the many communities receiving water from the State Water Project that they may get no water at all in 2022, except in cases of emergency. San Francisco Chronicle
  • [New] Interxion has switched on a €15 million ($17m) river water cooling system in Marseille, France, which it says will save up to 18,400 MWh of energy per year. DatacenterDynamics
  • [New] Using hydrogen fuel cells and aluminum reactors, Marine Corps units will need only a ready supply of aluminum and water to meet their energy needs. U.S. Naval Institute
  • [New] The countries where CDC invests, in Africa and South Asia, are among the world's most at risk to water-related challenges driven by climate change. Medium
  • [New] Extreme weather events, droughts, water and food shortages, and rising sea levels are exacerbating numerous conflicts in different regions of the world, thereby threatening global peace, security, and stability. Qatar-Tribune
  • [New] The UK fleet can expect increases in quota for 57 out of the 90 types of fish caught in UK waters every year. BBC News
  • [New] The EU fishing quota, which is the amount of fish that EU boats are allowed to catch in UK waters, will be reduced by 15% in the first year and 2.5 percentage points each year after. BBC News
  • [New] The 15-year power purchase agreement relates to 240 megawatts from Dogger Bank C, the third and final phase of the 3.6 gigawatt Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which will be located in waters off the coast of northeast England. CNBC
  • [New] Israel will examine the construction of a designated desalination plant to export more water to Jordan at full price, and Jordan will consider building a new solar field in the desert in Jordan to export clean energy to Israel. Jewish press
  • [New] The Kingdom of Jordan will generate electricity from solar energy for Israel while Israel will desalinate water for Jordan. Israel National News
  • [New] Israel will examine the possibility of exporting 200 mln cubic meters of water to Jordan from a designated desalination plant. carbon-pulse
  • [New] While India has made considerable progress in building toilets, only 30% of the sewage generated is actually treated - with the rest flowing into rivers, heavily polluting water sources and posing a serious health hazard. BBC
  • [New] The Jordan photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 600 MW will export green power to Israel, which will supply Jordan with up to 200 million cubic metres of desalinated water. Tech Xplore
  • [New] Rapid population growth, ageing infrastructure and new weather risks are straining the ability of cities in OECD countries to provide clean water and to protect against floods and droughts. OECD
  • [New] With about 2.3 million people already suffering with serious water, food and pasture shortages in Somalia, a rapidly worsening drought could lead to an extreme situation by April in 2022. Scoop
  • [New] As well as the direct dangers of rising temperatures, the climate emergency poses a particular threat to South Africa because of its existing water and food insecurity. The Guardian
  • [New] The Whitelee green hydrogen project will develop the UK's largest electrolyser, a system that converts water into hydrogen gas as a way to store energy and supply local transport providers with zero-carbon fuel. dezeen
  • [New] The UAE is pleased to contribute to an initiative that will help Israel achieve its clean energy targets, while improving Jordan's access to clean drinking water. WAM
  • [New] The artificial snowmaking has no impact on the local water security and ecology and will not cause water shortages. China Daily
  • [New] Water and Cities: Ensuring Sustainable Futures finds that city water systems in OECD countries will increasingly struggle with deteriorating plants and pipelines, pollution, and changing weather patterns. OECD
  • [New] If Western countries and international organizations want to improve Africa's future economic growth, access to energy, water, food, and markets for their natural resources will be needed.

Last updated: 05 December 2021