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  • 24 Apr 2014 - 10:11 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Dubai has tendered a $41 million USD project to expand Al Owair Wastewater Treatment Plant, Dubai municipal officials said this week.

  • 24 Apr 2014 - 10:11 - LAHORE, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, on April 21 fired Waseem Mukhtar from his post as secretary of the Punjab Housing and Public Health Engineering Department due to the department's failure to make progress on a $122.4 million USD clean drinking water project.

  • 24 Apr 2014 - 10:11 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new survey released on April 22 by the Chinese Ministry of Land and Water Resources found that at least 60 percent of the country’s groundwater is severely polluted.

  • 24 Apr 2014 - 10:11 - NEW YORK, NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Top officials from five United Nations agencies this week called on the international community to supply much needed funding for aid to Syrian refugees, saying that the appeal made in December last year for $6.5 billion USD has resulted in only $1.2 billion pledged thus far.

  • 24 Apr 2014 - 10:11 - JUBA, South Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Tens of thousands of people who fled violence the Southern Sudanese city of Bentiu last week are now at risk of water-borne diseases in overcrowded refugee camps, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

  • 24 Apr 2014 - 10:11 - COCHABAMBA, Bolivia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Fourteen years after a series of massive protests known as the "Cochabamba Water War," two-thirds of residents in the southern area of that city still lack access to water, according to a results of an investigation by Carmen Ledo, director of the Center of Planning and Social Management at the University of San Simon.

  • 24 Apr 2014 - 10:11 - YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Russian Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of hepatitis A on the island of Sakhalin, off the country’s far-eastern coast. The island’s water infrastructure is suspected to be spreading the virus among the small population there.

  • 23 Apr 2014 - 10:23 - MOSCOW, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    On April 21, Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said Russia was prepared to pay up front for water services that Ukraine provides to the Crimean peninsula, but was being hampered by political factors.

  • 23 Apr 2014 - 10:23 - MYITKYINA, Myanmar - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The violence between central government forces and rebels in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state has put the health of thousands of displaced people, including an estimated 1,000 children, at risk, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this week.

  • 23 Apr 2014 - 10:23 - HARBIN, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province, located on the country’s border with Russia, announced this week that it would spend $3.35 billion USD on water conservation projects in 2014 in order to shore up residential and industrial water supplies.

  • 23 Apr 2014 - 10:23 - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Saudi Ministry of Water and Electricity on  April 20 announced $103 million USD worth of planned water and sanitation projects.

  • 23 Apr 2014 - 10:23 - MOSCOW, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Gazprom Neft, Russia’s fourth-largest oil producer, is installing membrane biorecator technology at its Moscow Refinery as part of the second phase of an underground wastewater treatment plant at the site.

  • 23 Apr 2014 - 10:23 - SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A conflict over water in Mexico's San Luis Potosi state, in which residents tried to block seizure of a dam, has led to three deaths.

  • 23 Apr 2014 - 10:23 - MANAGUA, Nicaragua - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Volcanologists and seismologists from Cuba, the United States, Mexico and Venezuela have been analyzing water samples from wells near Nicaragua's Apoyeque Volcano after an increase in seismic activity was detected there, Nicaraguan authorities said last week. 

  • 22 Apr 2014 - 10:10 - JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The head of South Africa's National Planning Commission warned last week that many municipalities in the country have failed to provide safe, reliable water supply to residents, and have no plans to do so in the future because of their limited investment in and management of the water sector.

  • 22 Apr 2014 - 10:10 - DHAKA, Bangladesh - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the political party in opposition to the current ruling Awami League, held a rally this week to protest the current government’s failure to reach a deal with India on equitable sharing of the Teesta River’s water.

  • 22 Apr 2014 - 10:10 - ANKARA, Turkey - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    An ongoing nationwide drought has left water levels in Turkish reservoirs so low that electricity production at hydropower stations may have to be reduced, according to Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. This in turn could force the country to increase imports of electricity from Bulgaria, Georgia and Iran.

  • 22 Apr 2014 - 10:10 - KYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    At least 52 soldiers contracted dysentery after drinking tap water at a military garrison in the Kazakh city of Kyzylorda earlier this month.

  • 22 Apr 2014 - 10:10 - ASUNCION, Paraguay - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Paraguay’s water and sanitation sectors require $1.7 billion USD in investment in order to meet the goals of rehabilitating Lake Ypacaraí, decreasing river contamination in the capital, Asuncion, and increasing water coverage rates to 75 percent and sanitation coverage to 50 percent, according to Finance Minister German Rojas.

  • 22 Apr 2014 - 10:10 - PUEBLA, Mexico - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The town council for the city of Puebla, the capital of Mexico's Puebla state, has voted down an initiative that would have reversed privatization of water services in the city and return them to the municipality.


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