20 May 2013 - 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Judi Wakhungu, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominee as Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, last week pledged to reactivate the concept of a green agenda for the cou
17 May 2013 - 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on May 21 will launch its first-ever Water and Development Strategy aimed at promoting sustainable development, achieving humanitarian goals an
17 May 2013 - 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — More than 1.4 million people have fled the ongoing violence in Syria for neighboring countries, straining already limited resources like freshwater and food in Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, acc
16 May 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Despite large gains in increasing the number of people with access to an improved sanitation source, 45 countries still have less than 50 percent coverage, according to a new United Nations’ report
8 May 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — A new study by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), released May 3, has found for the first time that increasing carbon dioxide concentrations will likely affect areas wit
8 May 2013 - 08:47 by Local Press Report
new yorK (Orlando Sentinel) — A judge on Tuesday ruled that Chevron Corp's chief executive must testify in the U.S.
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
29 Apr 2013 - 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 26 announced the appointment of Professor Judi Wakhungu, a geologist and academic, to a five-year term as the country’s first Cabinet Secretary for Environm
29 Apr 2013 - 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The Malawi government has issued 172 mining licenses in the past four years as part of its effort to boost the country’s agriculture-dependent economy.
26 Apr 2013 - 10:21 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (eNews Park Service) — A new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) finds that nanomaterials added to soil via fertilizers and treated sewage waste used to fertilize fields could threaten soil he
25 Apr 2013 - 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — The government of Kuwait this week pledged a $53 million USD contribution to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help meet Syrian children’s health, water and sanitation and education
Conversations With Water Leaders: Pat Mulroy on Urban Water Conservation and Trans-Boundary Cooperation
25 Apr 2013 - 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, NV, LAS VEGAS — First in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
23 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CO, DENVER — US-based international water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NGO Water For People announced last week that it was releasing the first version of its new monitoring platform, Re-Imagine Reporting.
23 Apr 2013 - 10:26 by Local Press Report
22 Apr 2013 - 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — The World Bank opened its annual spring meeting on April 19 with a panel discussion on the importance of proper sanitation in achieving all development goals, as well as the importance of private
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.
19 Apr 2013 - 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — The intense forest fires currently burning in Honduras are affecting the main water sources in the region.
18 Apr 2013 - 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, KYIV — Scientists in Ukraine and Russia have announced completion of a new process for safely disposing of the dry residual waste left in sewage treatment plants.
18 Apr 2013 - 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — International water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NGO WaterAid announced this week that it has joined the United Nations’ Water Action Hub, an online platform that allows users to identify poten
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
15 Apr 2013 - 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, TX, El Paso — Mexico has agreed to release more water from La Fragua Dam on the San Rodrigo River for use by south Texas farmers who could run out of water in the next 60 days, according to International Boundar
15 Apr 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The International Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur has secured $3.7 billion USD from donor countries, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed ben Abdallah al Mahmoud officials sai
Growth in Innovation, Awareness Show the World Is Moving in the Right Direction for Global Water, Sanitation Crisis: Pacific Institute
12 Apr 2013 - 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, OAKLAND, CA — With innovative solutions and a growing awareness of both water problems and the ability to solve them, Pacific Institute President and co-founder Dr.
12 Apr 2013 - 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, OAKLAND, CA — Millions of hectares of fertile land, approximately seven times the size of France, have being snatched up in the developing world since 2007 for large-scale industry and plantations, according to
11 Apr 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, SAN LUIS OBISPO — Global access to water has increased by some 2 billion people in the last 20 years, according to Patricia Klever, partnership development director at Christian water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
9 Apr 2013 - 07:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CIUDAD VICTORIA — Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) has approved a transfer of 20 million cubic meters of water from La Fragua Dam to La Amistad Dam.
4 Apr 2013 - 08:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Saudi Arabia, DAMMAM — South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced this week that it has opened new water research and development center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
2 Apr 2013 - 00:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CHIHUAHUA — The United States is demanding 74 million cubic meters of water from the Luis L.
1 Apr 2013 - 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Geneva, switzerland — Asia has once again topped the United Nations’ list of the regions most a risk for natural disasters, both in terms of the number of disasters and the number of victims, according to a new report
28 Mar 2013 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
PURCHASE, N.Y. (Daily Markets) — PepsiCo, Inc.
26 Mar 2013 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — US President Barack Obama on March 22 pledged $200 million USD in aid to Jordan to help the country deal with the influx of Syrian refugees.
25 Mar 2013 - 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — The US Water Partnership (USWP) marked its first anniversary on March 22, World Water Day, with a review of partners' current activities and the partership's six Signature Initiatives.
22 Mar 2013 - 06:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — In keeping with the United Nations’ designation of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, events held around the globe this week focused on creating water partnerships.
22 Mar 2013 - 10:17 by Local Press Report
MI, DEARBORN (Automotive World) — Ford reduced the average amount of water used to make each vehicle by 8.5 percent between 2011 and 2012 – putting the company more than halfway toward its current goal of using an average of just
21 Mar 2013 - 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CHIHUAHUA — Seventy-one percent of the groundwater aquifers in Mexico’s Chihuahua State will be classified as being in “non-rigid closure” as of March 22, the National Water Commission (Conagua) has announced.
19 Mar 2013 - 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, TX, AUSTIN — Construction and financing of water infrastructure projects is the biggest issue facing Texas, not the ongoing drought and water-sharing issues with Mexico, according to several experts across Texa
19 Mar 2013 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
BOSTON (Oxfam America) — Companies included in the Behind the Brands scorecard have for the most part made progress on managing water resources. Largely they recognize that access to water will be one of the greate
18 Mar 2013 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — A UK Israel Tech Hub mission that took 14 Israeli water technology companies to the United Kingdom last week appears to have sparked some good trade, said the Hub’s cleantech manager, Yoni Dolgin.<