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.
16 May 2013 - 10:18 by Local Press Report
AUSTIN TX (Chron) — John Cornyn sponsored an amendment to a Senate bill on water development that did not make the final cut. The Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act on Wednesday, which covers a w
10 May 2013 - 08:52 by Local Press Report
ISLAMABAD (The Express Tribune) — When urban residents of the federal capital head to the polling stations of May 11, they will be voting for, among other things, the adequate supply of water to the city during the summers. Wa
1 May 2013 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
sinGapore (Fort Mill Times) — Two Singapore universities top the world in water research while a set of geographically widespread players specialize in key subsets of the water space as water efficiency attains global priority.
25 Apr 2013 - 10:20 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Focus Taiwan News Channel) — A drought that was threatening parts of northern Taiwan is over for now but a conservation measure introduced in March for Kaohsiung City will remain in force, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said
22 Apr 2013 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Muscat Daily) — Even as the water supply returned to normal in Seeb on Saturday after efforts initiated by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), some say that they are still experiencing a water s
16 Apr 2013 - 09:50 by Local Press Report
ASTANA (Azernews) — The water shortage in Kazakhstan may increase significantly by 2050, Minister of Environmental Protection Nurlan Kapparov said on Friday at the conference on Building a green economy in Kazakhsta
11 Apr 2013 - 09:32 by Local Press Report
JEDDAH (Arab news) — The water crisis in Jeddah has reached an impasse, prompting the National Commission for Human Rights (NSHR) to perform surprise visits to the city’s major water supplying center. Hussein Al-S
28 Mar 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water is anticipating a water supply crisis this summer, sources in the ministry said this week.
22 Mar 2013 - 09:26 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (The Monitor) — Officials in Mexico are expected to respond Friday about whether more water will be released into the Rio Grande. Mexico is lagging behind in its delivery of water to the United States under
15 Mar 2013 - 09:30 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Xinhua) — The first batch of regions and companies have been selected to carry out seawater desalination pilots, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's top economic planne
28 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Official Chinese media sources are reporting that widespread drought has hit the southwestern Chinese provinces of Yunnan, Gansu and Hebei.
25 Feb 2013 - 11:06 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (South African Government) — The North West Province is aiming to achieve 100% access to water for all households in the new financial year, North West Premier Thandi Modise announced in her State of the Province delivered in
18 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — A new report released last week by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urged the Indian government to find new ways to measure available w
14 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan, RAWALPINDI — Some 1.5 million people in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi are being supplied with contaminated water, putting the population at the risk of various diseases, a new survey has revealed.
14 Feb 2013 - 11:23 by Local Press Report
new yorK (Bloomberg ) — As the global population soars by about 74 million people a year, water shortages are becoming more severe. At current rates of growth, the demand for water worldwide may exceed supplies by 40
10 Jan 2013 - 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR — Water disruptions in the Ampang and Wangsa Maju area in Malaysia stretched for more than seven days after the New Year began, prompting criticism from government officials and water consumers of
9 Jan 2013 - 09:05 by Local Press Report
MUMBAI (Times of India) — The acute water crisis in the state may leave cola plants, water-intensive bottling units, breweries and vineyards thirsting for the one resource that is absolutely vital to their operation.
7 Jan 2013 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
SAN DIEGO (Haaretz) — Israel's IDE Technologies will help construct and run a nearly $1 billion desalination plant along the coast of southern California to help alleviate the region's water shortage. The facilit
20 Dec 2012 - 10:41 by Local Press Report
DJIBOUTI CITY (Government of Ethiopia) — The European Union's Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, on Wednesday (December 19th) said the European Union will support Djibouti's project to build a desalination plant. The plant
11 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — The large quantity of water used in mineral extraction, pollution with petroleum products, lack of potable supply, expansion of housing, and mismanagement of resources are among the problems creati
5 Dec 2012 - 10:59 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Bradenton Herald) — The Middle East and North Africa will be especially hard hit by climate change in the coming decades, the World Bank said in a report Wednesday, saying the region will see less rainfall, more rec
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,
21 Nov 2012 - 09:33 by Local Press Report
JOHANNESBURG (SAnews.gov.za) — While South Africa has no crisis in terms of water security, the country had to put in the necessary effort to prevent severe shortages that could lead to serious social and economic challenges,
23 Oct 2012 - 08:59 by Local Press Report
BAY AREA (Environmental Leader) — Thirty-nine percent of water executives say demand is “highly likely” to outstrip water supply by 2030, while 54 percent say such a risk is moderately likely, according to research released today
8 Oct 2012 - 08:59 by Local Press Report
RIYADH (Steel Guru) — Abdul Rahman Al Ibrahim governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation said that company will establish three new solar powered desalination plants.
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
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.
10 Sep 2012 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
new yorK (TriplePundit) — On Tuesday, Sept.
13 May 2012 - 13:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — China is preparing to implement its strictest-ever water resource management system, Chen Lei, the country’s water resources minister, told a recent high-level conference.
13 Dec 2010 - 15:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Population growth is one of the main factors contributing to water shortages in the Arab region, according to a report commissioned by the Organization of Arab
22 Nov 2010 - 20:59 by Local Press Report
Vietnam, HANOI (VietnamNet Bridge) — Vietnam will face critical water shortages in the coming years due to uncontrolled water extraction, pollution and local and regional construction of dams, according to experts at the seminar "Vietn
22 Nov 2010 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
SYRIA, JUB SHAEER (Reuters) — Eastern Syria is in the grip of severe water shortages, which has killed 85 percent of livestock in the region over the past five years. Rainfall has become more scarce in the area over the
10 Nov 2010 - 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — At least 69 of the 121 largest cities in Mexico face critical water availability issues, according to a report on climate change in Latin America published by international NGO Oxfam.
8 Nov 2010 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIRUT, Lebanon — A water crisis in the Arab region, which could lead to internal and international conflict, is imminent and could result in "severe water scarcity" by 2015, according to a new report
18 Oct 2010 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — Asia is predicted to experience severe water shortages in the next two decades as water supplies could fall 40 percent short of demand by 2030, according to Asian Development Bank
4 Oct 2010 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Almost 80 percent of South Africa's freshwater resources will be so polluted by 2015 that no water treatment process will be able to clean them enough for consumption, the Environment