Osun State Governor distributes 250m litres of treated water
On the 27th of November 2020, Governor Gboyega Oyetola celebrated two years in office as Osun state governor. In celebration of his second year anniversary, Governor Oyetola launched a 250 million litre-capacity water project in the state in fulfilment of yet another electoral promise.Clean water is at the centre of economic and social development and vital to maintain health, grow food, manage the environment, and create jobs. Despite water’s importance, over 663 million people in the world still lack access to improved drinking water sources.The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water ...
‘Be water’ licence plate banned by Hong Kong Transport Dep’t as it ‘may cause danger’ to road users
The Hong Kong government has denied an application to make “Be Water” a vehicle registration mark, saying that it “may cause danger to the safety of any user of the road.”“Be Water” was a slogan and tactic used by protesters during last year’s anti-extradition protests. It originated from Bruce Lee’s martial art philosophy to be “formless, shapeless, like water.” Protesters urged each other to be speedy and flexible to avoid being arrested at the large-scale protests, which often descended into violent clashes with the police.A netizen said in a Facebook post on Friday that his application was...
Hong Kong Free Press
Magat releases water anew; residents evacuate homes
Magat releases water anew; residents evacuate homesRaymond Catindig,Romina Cabrera(The Philippine Star) – November 29, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Residents of low-lying areas in Cagayan were preemptively evacuated yesterday as water was released from Magat Dam anew due to continuous rains.The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said more than 300 people were evacuated in Tuguegarao City and San Mateo town.The National Irrigation Administration- Magat River Integrated Irrigation System said two spillways were opened so that water in the dam would not reach ...
Magat Dam releases water, Isabela towns warned of possible flooding
Two towns in Isabela have been warned of possible flooding in their areas as the National Irrigation Administration-Magat River Integrated Irrigation System (NIA-MRIIS) announced on Saturday that 798 cubic meters per second (cms) of water was released from the Magat Dam.Posted by NIA-Magat River Integrated Irrigation System on Friday, November 27, 2020In a notice, the NIA-MRIIS warned the towns of Gamu and Aurora in Isabela as gate 4 of the Magat Dam was opened at two meters, releasing 393 cms of water.Gate 3 of the Magat Dam also opened at 1 meter, releasing 179 cms of water. At 9 a.m., the N...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
‘Environment and disasters: too much water or not enough of it’
Through the year’s annual cycle, we get disasters that happen with regularity. During part of the year, there could be too much water, but during the hot months, too little of it.Destructive floods and inadequate water supply. The visit of a one-two-punch succession of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses just recently made this point abundantly clear.The country experienced disastrous floods, made complicated by the release of excess water from dams that have accumulated threateningly high water levels. The damage from these floods has led the government to declare the recent episode as a calamity in t...
Georgia presidential recount begins Tuesday
ATLANTA — Election officials across Georgia will begin another count of votes in the presidential election Tuesday.The recount can begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday and must be completed by midnight Dec. 2, the secretary of state’s office announced.It will be the third tally of votes in a race decided by the narrowest of margins — Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump by just 12,670 votes out of some 5 million ballots cast in Georgia. But election officials do not expect the third count to change the outcome of the race.Nor is it likely to dampen calls to revisit that outcome. Trump’s campaign has d...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Volta Region Saw Little Progress Under NDC – Nana
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the Volta Region has seen very little in terms of development over the years, despite voting massively for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in successive elections.“I am sure that all of you have seen that today the umbrella has got nothing but holes in it. It can no longer act like an umbrella, it has got holes in it. When it rains and you put it up, the water will be upon you because it is no longer working as an umbrella,” he said.The President made this known on Saturday at the launch of the 2020 campaign of the New Patriotic Party’s (NP...
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The Best Soda Maker
To elevate water from a flat biological necessity to a fun, bubbly treat, your best option—environmentally and financially—is a home soda maker. Since 2015, we’ve spent over 200 hours researching and testing 14 models (plus our own DIY version), and after drinking gallons of seltzer, we think the easy-to-use SodaStream Fizzi OneTouch makes some of the fizziest, tastiest sparkling water.
Maynilad sets rotating water interruption
Maynilad sets rotating water interruptionLouise Maureen Simeon(The Philippine Star) – November 19, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Customers of Maynilad Water Services Inc. should brace for up to 16 hours of water service interruption until next week.In an advisory issued yesterday, Maynilad said its basins have been filled with sludge due to increased turbidity of raw water going into its treatment plants since last week.One of the basins has been fully drained, exposing a four-meter high accumulation of sludge equivalent to 20,000 drums of sludge.Maynilad said it expects to see the same ...
Water of life… and death
You can live without food for a couple of days, but not without water.With the knowledge that water is the stuff of life, humans all over the planet built communities around bodies of water. Over the millennia, oceans, lakes, rivers, creeks provided nourishment and livelihood, irrigated crops and made sanitation and personal hygiene possible.Even wild animals know enough to build lairs near sources of water.For all those blessings from water, humans have also endured the adverse consequences of living close to water sources. Heavy rains swell rivers and lakes and inundate communities, leaving ...