Conversations With Water Leaders: Jan Eliasson on Millennium Development Goals and Sectoral Cooperation
22 May 2013 - 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — Third in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
15 May 2013 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
The FTSE 100 company, which supplies water to more than 4.2m households, met with Canada’s Borealis, the Kuwait Investment Office and the Universities Superannuation Scheme on Monda
14 May 2013 - 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, SOCHI — There has been another embarrassment for the Russian government in its preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year, as a major freshwater leak occurred on the day British Prime Minister
30 Apr 2013 - 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — South African companies are highly vulnerable to water-related risks, with more firms disclosing negative consequences of water-related risks in 2012 than in previous years, according to a news rep
24 Apr 2013 - 09:02 by Local Press Report
19 Apr 2013 - 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — An estimated $260 billion USD is lost every year from a lack of access to sanitation, according to the World Bank.
18 Apr 2013 - 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) has announced a new plan to ensure water supply in Mexico’s Federal District for the next 25 years.
16 Apr 2013 - 07:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — The controversial Gibe III Dam, which is set to begin operations next year, and land grabs in the Lower Omo Valley will leave 500,000 local people in Ethiopia and Kenya at risk of conflict and hung
14 Mar 2013 - 10:18 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Global Post) — Qatar has begun talks with the UK government to invest up to $15 billion USD into key infrastructure projects in Britain, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday citing people involved in the n
28 Feb 2013 - 09:26 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (Bloomberg ) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development may lend as much as 10.8 million euros ($14 million) to Vital SA, a Romanian regional utility, to improve the water network of the northern co
29 Jan 2013 - 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Beijing Water Authority it preparing to bid for British water utility Sutton & East Surrey Water (SESW).
4 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — The World Bank and its partners this weekend launched the first-ever Sanitation Hackathon, modeled on the successful Water Hackathon of October 2011, bringing together software developers, designer
29 Nov 2012 - 10:19 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Reuters) — Investment in the global industrial water sector should reach $80 billion over the next five years, as demand for water grows, supply becomes more volatile and quality standards become stricter,
7 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — On November 6, the Lipetsk Region of Russia hosted an investment forum at the London headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
31 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — The biggest problem in water management, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas, is that “the world is playing games.”
30 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General José Graziano da Silva has compared land grabs in Africa -- with private investors snatching up inexpensive African lands, primarily for
26 Sep 2012 - 09:19 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Herald Online) — With the mining boom showing no signs of abating, significantly increased volumes of water consumption and wastewater generation will be the likely result.
25 Sep 2012 - 08:16 by Local Press Report
TIRANA (Bloomberg Businessweek) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development approved a $6.7 million USD loan to help build two hydropower plants in Albania. Hydro Power Plant of Korca sh.p.k will build the plants wi
11 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Interior is launching a program to assess the quantities and types of narcotics people in the country are using by testing wastewater.
6 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, SOCHI — In an embarrassment for the Sochi Vodokanal (water company), which is supposed to be preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics, over 5,000 people in 50 apartment buildings were left without water over
24 Aug 2012 - 08:39 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Bloomberg) — Desalination equipment orders are forecast to triple over five years to become a $17 billion business, driven by breakthroughs in energy savings and demand by cities and industry. Investment
17 Aug 2012 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Croydon Today) — Engineering company Mott MacDonald has won a major contract working in the United Arab Emirates on the development of one of the world's largest pumping stations. The contract with the Abu Dha
16 Aug 2012 - 07:52 by Local Press Report
LONDON (RTTNews) — Hydro International plc ([HYD.L) said it signed two new distribution agreements in Russia and Romania, and the first contract win in Russia. The company stated that it inked strategic busine
15 Aug 2012 - 09:26 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Market Watch) — Shares in U.K.
1 Aug 2012 - 09:49 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Frost & Sullivan) — The global pressure to manage existing water resources more efficiently and to provide sustainable water solutions in terms of water reuse, recycling and desalination plants, adopting smart technol
30 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — Iraq’s southern Basra governorate was on the verge of water crisis last week, with government agencies blaming severe shortages on power cuts that halted water production at treatment plants.
25 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — The global water industry is now grappling with a complete paradigm shift, in which innovations are increasingly coming not from the public sector or academia, as in the past, but from R&D by p
2 Jul 2012 - 07:52 by Local Press Report
STOCKHOLM (Stockholm International Water Institute) — The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has been named the 2012 'Prince Albert II of Monaco Water Award' laureate in recognition of its “high contributions on water issues." H.S.H.
World Bank “Hackathon” Shows Low-Cost Information, Communication Technology Can Help Address Water, Sanitation Challenges
27 Jun 2012 - 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON DC, United States – — Results are in from the World Bank’s first-ever Water Hackathon, held in October 2011, and one of the main conclusions is that the growing availability of low-cost information and communication t
19 Jun 2012 - 09:29 by Local Press Report
LONDON (AlertNet) — Political leaders meeting at the Rio+20 summit this week must put water at the heart of sustainable development, making universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation part of a new set of p
14 Jun 2012 - 12:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BARCELONA, Spain — Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the
13 Jun 2012 - 09:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — Some 79 percent of Iraqis have access to safe drinking water, but only about 24 percent have access to sanitation facilities, according to a new government survey released on June 11.
13 Jun 2012 - 09:25 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Trade Arabia) — HSBC Group has announced a new $100 million USD water program in partnership with WWF, WaterAid and Earthwatch to tackle water risks in river basins and bring safe water to over a million people.&n
11 Jun 2012 - 08:33 by Local Press Report
LONDON (BBC News) — An additional $12.5 million USD will be provided by the UK for countries in West Africa facing the threat of drought, the government has announced. Estimates suggest 1.5 million children in th
11 Jun 2012 - 08:09 by Local Press Report
LONDON (The Independent) — Seven of the world's 10 most populated regions face such severe water shortages over the next three decades that they threaten to derail the growth which hundreds of millions of people in the dev
8 Jun 2012 - 09:21 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Guardian) — Peter Gleick, who impersonated a Heartland board member to obtain and make public confidential budget and strategy documents, was restored to his position as president of the Pacific Institute, t