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  1. Honduran Activists Say They Will Take to the Streets to Oppose Mining Law

    José Ramón Ávila, national coordinator of Honduran NGO the Civil Society Group (GSC) said this week that his organization and other environmental organizations would protest in the streets nationally against the new Mining Law now in force in the country ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:18

  2. Union for the Mediterranean Launches New Initiative to Improve Water Sector Governance

    The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) announced this week that it is launching a new project, in partnership with the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to improve ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:06

  3. Country Consultations Look at Importance of Water in Post-2015 Development Agenda

    31 May 2013- 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The Global Water Partnership (GWP) this week released the findings of 22 country consultations developed over the last four months that looked at water’s importance to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:06

  4. China’s Minhe Hui and Tu Autonomous County Reduce Pollution in Huangshui River

    Minhe Hui and TuAutonomous County in China’s Qinghai province is close to achieving its goals of reducing pollution flowing into the Huangshi River. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:06

  5. OOSKAnews Correction

    In a May 29 story headlined "Singapore a Model for Water Management, but More Needs to Be Done," OOSKAnews reported that Dr. Cecilia Tortajada is the current President of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) and Vice President of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:06

  6. Ugandan Parliamentary Committee Approves Water Tax Proposal

    A powerful parliamentary committee in Uganda this week approved a government proposal to tax water supplied to domestic consumers. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:45

  7. Donetsk Utility Targets Illegal Connections

    Ukraine’s Donetsk Vodokanal (water company) has released further details of its ongoing campaign against businesses and individuals that try to avoid paying for water services used. Previous efforts have been focused on non-payment of bills, and this ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:06

  8. Protesters Say Highway Construction Could Affect Mexico City Water Supply

    Planned construction of the private Toluca-Naucalpan Highway will damage an area protected as a “water sanctuary” and affect water replenishment in the Cutzamala system in greater Mexico City, according to an indigenous environmental group. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:06

  9. Environmental Protesters Gather at Chevron’s Annual Meeting

    More than a hundred protesters gathered outside oil giant Chevron’s headquarters on May 29 to demonstrate against the company’s “environmentally destructive” practices.  Chevron was holding its annual meeting. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  10. Small Dams More Environmentally Detrimental to Chinese River Than Large Dams, Says New Study

    Small dams will be more environmentally damaging to ecosystems and natural landscapes along China’s partially protected Nu River than large dams, according to a new study from Oregon State University. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  11. Paraguay’s Health Ministry Says 1.5 Million Without Water

    About 1.5 million people in Paraguay still lack access to water services, Minister of Health Antonio Arbo said last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  12. Half of Villages in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara Province Lack Access to Clean Water

    Half of the villages in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara province do not have access to safe drinking water, the provincial government said this week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  13. Moscow Region Governor Prioritizing Environmental Protection

    The new acting governor of Russia’s Moscow Region, Andrei Vorobyov, says that protecting the environment and increasing the quality of living for inhabitants of the region will be his priority during his term of office. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  14. Mexico's Yaqui Tribe Members Say They Will Defend Their Water With Weapons

    Members of the Yaqui community in Mexico said they will defend the waters of the Yaqui River with weapons, after the Sonora state government violated injunctions to stop construction of the Independencia Pipeline. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  15. Saudi Arabia Announces $247 Million Worth of New Water, Sanitation Infrastructure

    The Saudi Ministry of Housing last week announced plans to build $247 million USD worth of water and sanitation infrastructure in the Jazan, Najran and Baha regions. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

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