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  • 18 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry this week reaffirmed its objections to the $7.5 billion USD, 4,320-megawatt Dasu Dam project on the Indus River in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. 

  • 18 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Taiwanese environmentalists this week staged a rally at the Environmental Protection Administration in Taipei to protest a planned industrial park in Changhua County’s Dacheng township.

  • 18 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - MOSCOW, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pledged this week to investigate whether the current water shortages in the Crimean peninsula are due to the lack of a signed water supply agreement with Ukraine or to “cheap politics” by the Ukrainian government.

  • 18 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - VILNIUS, Lithuania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment has launched its water and wastewater program for 2014-2020, after Environment Minister Valentinas Mazuronis approved an initial list of 26 projects. The European Union is providing a total of some $65 million USD for the program. 

  • 18 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Residents of the Costa Rican town of Bagaces have taken to the streets to demand a definitive solution to the problem of arsenic in their water.

  • 18 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - LUSAKA, Zambia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Zambian government has started construction of an $18.7 million USD dam and water treatment plant in Katete. The project, funded by the German government, aims to address the problem of erratic water supply in the district.

  • 18 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Abu Dhabi authorities last week announced plans to carry out $600 million USD worth of infrastructure projects, including key water and sanitation works, in Khalifa City.

  • 17 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - SALEM, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat state and prime ministerial candidate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the second largest political party in India, called this week for more river interlinking projects, which he said would solve water problems in Indian states.

  • 17 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Chinese scientists are currently developing a new water quality monitoring system that will follow the water “from source to tap,” according to an official with the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

  • 17 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - BRASILIA, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Suez Environment subsidiary Degremont has won a contract to provide water treatment units for two of Brazilian energy company Petrobras’ FPSO (floating production and storage offloading) vessels.

  • 17 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - MEXICO CITY, Mexico - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The debate over hydraulic fracturing in Mexico is continuing after legislators passed energy reforms that would potentially allow water from the Monterrey VI mega-pipeline to be used for shale gas extraction.

  • 17 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - CAIRO, Egypt - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Egyptian government needs $20 billion USD to complete previously planned water and sanitation projects, according to Minister of Housing and Urban Development Moustafa Madbouli.

  • 17 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Fifty-nine percent of the rural population near Islamabad and 83 percent of rural residents in the Rawalpindi area are consuming unsafe water, according to a new study released last week by the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR).

  • 17 Apr 2014 - 10:00 - ASTANA, Kazakhstan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev this week approved the national water resources management program for 2014-2020, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources said on April 15.

  • 16 Apr 2014 - 10:05 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Beijing Enterprises Water Group announced this week that it is building a desalination plant on the coast just east of the Chinese capital, Beijing.

  • 16 Apr 2014 - 10:05 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), the government-owned water supplier in Malaysia’s Selangor state, announced this week that it was extending three of the four water rationing plans that have in place since February.

  • 16 Apr 2014 - 10:05 - VALPARAISO, Chile - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Esval S.A., the private water utility serving Valparaiso, Chile, on April 14 announced that it had restored water supply to the Viña del Mar, Curauma and Placilla areas.

  • 16 Apr 2014 - 10:05 - MUSCAT, Oman - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) last week issued a request for proposals to shortlisted bidders for a new desalination project in Qurayyat, south of Muscat.

  • 16 Apr 2014 - 10:05 - GAZA - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    UN officials last week called for provision of desalinated water and proper wastewater treatment in the Gaza Strip.

  • 16 Apr 2014 - 10:05 - IRKUTSK, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The West Baikal Environmental Prosecutor’s Office has identified numerous violations resulting from pollution of the area during the liquidation of the now infamous Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill in Siberia.


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