23 May 2013 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The World Bank announced on May 21 that it is launching the second phase of its joint Water Partnership Program, which involves the bank and the governments of the Netherlands, Denmark and the Un
23 May 2013 - 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, KYIV — The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, has allocated 200 hectares of land for the dual construction of a large cemetery and an adjacent sewage treatment plant, both of which are much needed.
23 May 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, ST. PETERSBURG — A minor scandal has broken out in the Regional Assembly for Russia’s Leningrad Region around St.
23 May 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — A majority of Indians polled see water shortage as the second biggest threat to the country's security, according to a survey released on May 20.
23 May 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — The world is facing the very real possibility of running out of freshwater unless more is done to reverse current trends, the United Nations warned on May 22, the International Day for Biological
23 May 2013 - 09:39 by Local Press Report
GUAPILES (Peace & Conflict Monitor) — The Local Water Council (COLAGUA), of the Tortuguero Conservation Area in Costa Rica, has decided to hold a Regional Water Congress, in order to discuss key issues for water resources in the regi
22 May 2013 - 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Water companies in Kazakhstan are bloated and inefficient, and do not prioritize water conservation, according to Kayrat Shayzhanov, head of the Public Services Department at Kazakhstan’s Center of
22 May 2013 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
MANAMA (Bahrain News Agency) — HE the Minister of Works Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf visited Tubli Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project, where he met the team responsible for the implementation of the project and was briefed b
21 May 2013 - 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa warned this week warned that the nation could face water shortages if citizens do not take steps to conserve water.
21 May 2013 - 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei authorites have raised concerns that a landfill in Neihu district will cause pollution of the Keelung River.
21 May 2013 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
VIENNA (Global Post) — The frenzy to build hydropower stations across the Carpathian mountains poses an "imminent" threat to biodiversity in Eastern Europe, conservationist group WWF warned Monday. "The planned co
20 May 2013 - 09:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
thailand, CHIANG MAI — Representatives of a number of environmental non-government organizations have gathered alongside the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand this week to protest failures in water management p
20 May 2013 - 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Democratic Republic of the Congo, KINGSHASA — The Democratic Republic of the Congo this weekend announced plans to move forward with construction of the Grand Inga Dam, which once complete will be one of the world’s largest.
20 May 2013 - 07:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s 2,289 municipal wastewater treatment plants are only treating 97,640 liters per second of wastewater, while they have a capacity to clean 137,820 liters per second, according to the Nation
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 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — Under Brazil’s One Land-Two Waters P1+2 program, 20,000 water intake facilities and storage systems will be built in the country’s semi-arid regions.
16 May 2013 - 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Belarus, GRODNO — The vodokanal (water company) in the Belarusian city of Grodno is preparing to start a $23.8 million USD investment program to modernize the local wastewater and sewage sludge treatment facilities,
16 May 2013 - 07:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya’s newly created Ministry of Mining and other government agencies this week began the process of developing guidelines to protect water and environmental resources near mineral exploration sit
15 May 2013 - 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — As part of Russian efforts to clean up its Pacific coast, the city of Port Vanino last week released details of a project to end the release of raw sewage into the sea and significantly reduce poll
15 May 2013 - 10:01 by Local Press Report
PARIS (Veolia Water) — Veolia Water, via its subsidiary Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has been awarded a contract for $169 million USD to build three units for the treatment of raw water and wastewater for t
14 May 2013 - 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Colombo-based International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage signed an agreement to improve septage management in the country.
14 May 2013 - 09:52 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (The Economic Times) — The government's move to set up National Bureau of Water Use Efficiency will help in efficient use of water in various sectors and bring stakeholders for a co-ordinated effort, according to beverag
13 May 2013 - 09:33 by Local Press Report
SHANGHAI (China.org.cn) — Shanghai is promoting the sale of recycled water among corporations as a way to save the resource, the Shanghai Water Authority said yesterday, the beginning of the annual water saving week
10 May 2013 - 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — The Romanian Environment Ministry announced this week that it had approved shale gas exploration permits to US oil company Chevron.
9 May 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — The Russian Duma (Parliament) has toughened legal accountability for violations related to extracting water and discharging effluents into water bodies.
8 May 2013 - 09:05 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (US State Department) — The Republic of Korea and the United States share the view that anthropogenic climate change represents a threat to the security and sustainable development of all nations.
7 May 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Yuzhkuzbassugol, the Russian coal-mining subsidiary of UK-based steel and mining muntinational Evraz Group, plans to rehabilitate two large industrial wastewater treatment facilities and build five
7 May 2013 - 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ — Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) has agreed to grant water use licenses for three “micro-hydroelectric” projects in the Grijalva-Usumacinta Basin in Chiapas state.
6 May 2013 - 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, XINXIANG — Environmental authorities in Xinniang City in China’s Henan province are investigating the cause of pollution in the West Meng Jiangnu River, after local residents and bloggers last week reported&n
6 May 2013 - 08:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s Constanta County last week launched a new wastewater treatment plant in the Black Sea town of Eforie Sud.
6 May 2013 - 10:00 by Local Press Report
sinGapore (Channel News Asia) — Mercy Relief (MR) has joined hands with tech-social company AGplus Technologies to roll out a series of water innovations. Using nanosilver technology, the new water solutions were jointly d
3 May 2013 - 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The World Bank on May 2 announced additional funding for Indonesia’s Third Water Supply and Sanitation for Low Income Communities project.
3 May 2013 - 09:45 by Local Press Report
TARRAGONA (BASF (press release)) — BASF is the first chemical company to achieve gold-level certification according to the European Water Stewardship (EWS) standard for its production site in Tarragona, Spain.
2 May 2013 - 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Critical natural resources, particularly forests, the Mekong River and its tributaries and many species of flora and fauna are threatened by the rate and type of development in the Greater Mekong S
2 May 2013 - 08:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — A joint Arab-Israeli study is investigating the effects of pharmaceutical residues in Israel’s water.
30 Apr 2013 - 10:01 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly) — California's West Basin Municipal Water district announced on 26 April 2013 that earlier in the month it had received a visit from a group of public and private administrators from China
29 Apr 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Russian nitrogen fertilizer producer URALCHEM, OJSC announced that it invested $14.7 million USD last year for environmental protection measures, a 28 percent increase from the previous year.
29 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland — Polish water industry association IGWP has submitted a proposal to the Polish Ministry of Economy to recognize sewage sludge as biomass in the renewable energy bill currently the ministry is curren