13 May 2013 - 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Europe’s first citizens’ initiative, “Water Is a Human Right,” has collected more than 1.5 million signatures across the continent, with eight nations surpassing minimum number of signatures requ
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.
15 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority is planning to introduce a new water law that will restructure the sector and redefine policies and strategies with regard to water and sanitation services, Palestinian
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
3 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LISBON, Portugal — The Vodokanal (water company) of St.
29 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Russian teams monitoring the pollution from the Finnish nickel mine that had a serious wastewater leak on November 12 have reported finding uranium, cadmium and aluminum at up to 50 times thei
15 Nov 2012 - 09:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HELSINKI, Finland — Global consulting and engineering firm Pöyry’s energy business group has won the technical consulting contract for the Laotian government’s controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi hydropower.
14 Nov 2012 - 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HELSINKI, Finland — On November 12, a nickel mine in eastern Finland, near the Russian border, suffered a catastrophic leak of wastewater.
1 Nov 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HELSINKI, Finland — Finland’s government has declared its intention to scrutinize the role of Finnish engineering firm the Pöyry Group in the divisive Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in Laos.
29 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIGA, Latvia — The Latvian Ministry of Environment and Regional Development has shut down plans by the water utility in the capital city, Riga, to raise funds by producing and selling bottled water.
9 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned last week of a looming “water war” in the region, as the West Bank and Gaza grapple with severe water shortages.
2 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — While there are plenty of new water-related technologies that work well in developed countries, a key challenge for developing countries is how to choose the right ones and implement them well, acc
29 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The United Kingdom last week announced plans to sign onto the UN Watercourses Convention, bringing the agreement one step closer to ratification by the country.
15 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIGA, Latvia — The Municipal Council of Riga on June 12 granted approval for Rigas Udens, the regional water company, to establish a subsidiary to produce bottled water for sale.
2 May 2012 - 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is demanding “clarification” from Finland about the activities of Seppo Knuuttila, the Finnish scientist arrested on April 16 and held for two days near a
2 May 2012 - 09:34 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (TheParliament.com) — Full Story - The international environmental group
20 Jun 2011 - 14:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union spends on average more than $2.9 billion USD annually to support water and sanitation projects in the developing world, helping to fund infrastructure, storage and irrigation i
18 May 2011 - 09:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, SOCHI — New sewage treatment plants and wastewater systems have recently come on line along the Black Sea coast between Sochi and Adler, aiming to reduce pollution and increase capacity in light of the u
30 Mar 2011 - 09:12 by Local Press Report
ST. PETERSBURG (Kemira (Press Release)) — Kemira on March 22 held an awareness-raising roundtable on “New solutions and old challenges in wastewater treatment plants.” The event was held with the support of the BSAG Foundation, Finland a
23 Feb 2011 - 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, ST. PETERSBURG — Environmental NGOs participating in a recent conference in Kaliningrad called on the Russian government to ratify the Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary
16 Feb 2011 - 10:19 by Local Press Report
TALLINN (Baltic Business News) — Estonian construction company Nordecon signed an agreement worth nearly $7 million USD with Kohila Maja OÜ for construction and reconstruction of the 56 kilometers of water and wastewater network
18 Jan 2011 - 20:00 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENPI) — BRUSSELS | Source: ENPI
30 Jun 2010 - 14:47 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS, Belgium (eGov Monitor) — The European Commission Is requesting that 10 member states — Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Portugal, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Malta and Slovakia — comply with European Union environmental leg
3 Feb 2010 - 14:46 by Local Press Report
HELSINKI, Finland (AFP) — Representatives of countries on the Baltic Sea are to meet in Finland this month to commit to action on the polluted sea. "We would like them to come
6 Aug 2008 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
TALLINN, Estonia (Baltic Business News) — Estonian mineral water bottler Varska Vesi is looking to new export markets in Finland and Lithuania. The company has built up a 10 percent market share in Latvia in only two years,
10 Jun 2008 - 14:47 by Local Press Report
DUSHANBE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) — OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb discussed the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Center's work in water management and other areas with T
15 Jan 2007 - 00:20 by Local Press Report
Ethiopia, BAHIRDAR (The Ethiopian Herald) — — Ethiopia has launched potable water and environmental projects in Amhara state at a cost of some $2.35 million USD.
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