18 Mar 2013 - 08:14 by Local Press Report
PANAMA CITY (Gulf Times) — Latin America is increasingly looking to the private sector to help fund a $200bn a year infrastructure investment gap that is dragging on economic growth and preventing the region from catching
14 Mar 2013 - 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — A new joint study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) warns that over 75 percent of the countries in the Asia-Pacific region have a serious lack of water sec
1 Mar 2013 - 10:25 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Focus Taiwan News Channel) — Taiwan can achieve better control of the toxic substances discharged by high polluting industries if local companies are required to register the toxic chemicals they use in production, experts sai
21 Nov 2012 - 10:56 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Asian Development Bank) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a $200 million USD loan to improve crop output and farming productivity in some of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) most important grain producin
20 Nov 2012 - 11:22 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Asian Development Bank) — While advanced economies gradually rebuild their balance sheets, Asia’s emerging markets need to diversify sources of growth to boost GDP, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda s
7 Nov 2012 - 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — The World Bank last week approved a $245 million USD aid package -- $80 million USD as a grant and $165 million as a no-interest loan -- for support to Myanmar’s reform efforts.
27 Sep 2012 - 09:33 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Asian Development Bank) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing $600 million USD for a package of green projects that will transform waste into clean energy, reduce CO2 emissions, expand eco-friendly transport, an
26 Sep 2012 - 08:20 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Bloomberg Businessweek) — International Finance Corp., a lending arm of the World Bank, is helping fight a water shortage problem in China with its first investment in the country’s desalination sector. IFC said it inv
13 Sep 2012 - 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Indonesia, JAKARTA — Indonesia will need $5.9 billion USD in funding through 2020 to build water and sanitation infrastructure and improve access in the country, Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi has said.
10 Sep 2012 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
BALI (Xinhua) — Fourteen governments from East Asia and the Pacific kicked off the 3rd East Ministerial Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene in Bali on Monday in a bid to achieve the ultimate goal of universal s
10 Apr 2012 - 14:40 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (CRI English (China)) — Full Story - Chinese environmental campaigners have accused 46 Chinese and multinational clothing brands and retailers of pu
4 Apr 2012 - 09:54 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (China Daily) — The France-based Veolia Water, the largest water supply and treatment company in China, is facing fierce competition from Chinese rivals, which have benefited from the large amount of capital put
4 Apr 2012 - 09:52 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (China Daily/Asia News Network) — A 68-year-old rural woman who went to the city for the first time in her life wasted 98 tons of water over two months by flushing the toilet in her son’s home, the Dalian-based Bandao Morning Pos
4 Apr 2012 - 09:49 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Xinhua (China)) — Beijing officials are considering restricting water use by bathhouses, golf courses and ski resorts in order to conserve water in the arid Chinese capital.
4 Apr 2012 - 09:45 by Local Press Report
HONG KONG (HKSAR Government) — The Water Supplies Department (WSD) on March 29 extended the coverage of the voluntary Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (WELS) to urinal equipment, and has invited applications for registration.
4 Apr 2012 - 10:01 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Press Release)) — Tri-Tech Holding Inc., which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced today that its subsidiary,
4 Apr 2012 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
CA, LOS ANGELES (JM Eagle (Press Release)) — China is increasing its investment in its water infrastructure, and so grows its need for dependable, high-quality materials.
28 Mar 2012 - 07:34 by Local Press Report
TOKYO (Hitachi (Press Release)) — A consortium comprising Hitachi Ltd., ITOCHU Corporation and Hyflux Ltd.
28 Mar 2012 - 07:16 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (The Chosun Ilbo (South Korea)) — A 100 milliliter bottle of imported water is up to 185 times more expensive than Korean water, and prices differ up to 4.1 times depending where it is sold.
28 Mar 2012 - 07:43 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Focus Taiwan News Channel) — Taiwan does not have to worry about water shortages through the end of May because of above-average precipitation since the beginning of this year, a Water Resources Agency (WRA) official said Ma
28 Mar 2012 - 07:39 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Xinhua (China)) — Construction on a project to divert water from south China to the arid north has been accelerating, with some diversion channels set to go into operation soon, an official leading the project sai
28 Mar 2012 - 07:38 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Xylem Inc. (Press Release)) — In observance of World Water Day 2012, Xylem, a world leader in the water business, officially launches its Xylem Watermark 2012 China Program in conjunction with China Women’s Development Founda
20 Mar 2012 - 23:49 by Local Press Report
ANN ARBOR, MI (NSF International (Press Release)) — NSF International and the Japan Water Purification Association (JWPA) are completing a jointly developed protocol to evaluate the ability of certain water filtration products to reduce iodine (in
20 Mar 2012 - 23:15 by Local Press Report
MARSEILLE (Yonhap (South Korea)) — South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik on March 12 stressed the need for active global cooperation in tackling water problems to better utilize the limited resource.
20 Mar 2012 - 23:58 by Local Press Report
NORWICH (ScienceDaily (Press Release)) — China’s groundwater irrigation system is responsible for polluting the atmosphere with more than 30 million tons of CO2 per year -- according to research from the University of East Anglia.
20 Mar 2012 - 23:55 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Taipei Times (Taiwan)) — Representatives from nearly 20 civic groups marked the International Day of Action for Rivers on March 14 by urging the government to undertake a re-evaluation of the nation’s water resource poli
20 Mar 2012 - 23:53 by Local Press Report
MARSEILLE (UPI) — China plans to invest $636 billion USD through 2020 in water-related projects, a government official said.
20 Mar 2012 - 23:52 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) — Taiwan’s largest deep seawater extraction plant will formally begin operations at the end of this month, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs on March 11.
13 Mar 2012 - 15:50 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (China Daily) — Southwest China’s drought-stricken Yunnan province is not expected to see any rainfall before March 10, the country’s meteorological authority said, adding that they will carry out artificial pre
13 Mar 2012 - 15:45 by Local Press Report
TOKYO, SHENYANG (Teijin Limited (Press Release)) — Teijin Limited announced today that its Multi-Stage Activated Biological Process system, a core offering of the company’s wastewater treatment business, has been adopted for multiple new sewage t
13 Mar 2012 - 15:22 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (The Chosun Ilbo (South Korea)) — South Korea faces the biggest risk of a water shortage among member countries of the OECD, the organization said in a report published March 7.
13 Mar 2012 - 15:18 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (Asia Pulse) — Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., a leading South Korean builder, said Monday that it has won a $350 million USD wastewater treatment plant project in Colombia.
7 Mar 2012 - 10:54 by Local Press Report
GUANGZHOU (Plastics News) — China’s thirst for cleaner water is creating opportunities for some plastics firms, as it pushes others to adopt cleaner manufacturing practices.
7 Mar 2012 - 10:53 by Local Press Report
KUNMING (Xinhua (China)) — About 1,000 armed police have been dispatched to help battle a lingering drought in southwest China’s Yunnan province by arranging for clean drinking water to be delivered to thirsty mountainous
7 Mar 2012 - 10:51 by Local Press Report
MA, BILLERICA (EMD Millipore (Press Release)) — EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany, today inaugurated its lab water production site in Shanghai.
7 Mar 2012 - 10:49 by Local Press Report
CHENGDU (Shanghai Daily (China)) — Some 30,000 residents in Sichuan Province face having their water supplies cut next month unless a severe drought ends, officials warned on February 25. Around 96,000 residents in Panzhihua