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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Azersu, KOICA Launch Water Supply, Sewage Project in Azerbaijan

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    Local Press Report - 05/31/2013 - 10:17

  4. UNECE to Bring Rio+20 Outcomes to Central Asia

    31 May 2013- 09:09 by Local Press Report Geneva Kuwait News Agency The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said on Friday that it will cooperates with Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development to strengthen implementation of Rio ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2013 - 10:17

  5. 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

  6. IDB Lends Uzbekistan $100 Million for Hydropower

    30 May 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report JEDDAH Kuwait News Agency The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Uzbek government have signed two finance agreements worth $270 million USD, according to an IDB release. The deals were inked by First Deputy ...

    Local Press Report - 05/30/2013 - 10:19

  7. Pacific Institute Launches New Insight Blog on World’s Water, Environmental and Social Justice

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    Local Press Report - 05/30/2013 - 10:19

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Bulgaria Supportive of Chinese Investment in Infrastructure

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    Local Press Report - 05/29/2013 - 10:06

  11. Slovenia Hydropower Developer Seeks Turbines for New Project

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    Local Press Report - 05/29/2013 - 09:46

  12. Tajikistan President Hopeful of "Solidarity" With Kyrgyzstan Over Rogun Dam

    Tajik President Emomali Rahmon said he is hopeful that Tajikistan and fellow upstream country Kyrgyzstan could achieve solidarity on the issue of the controversial Rogun hydropower project. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 09:59

  13. Kazakh Official Details Mistakes Made in Clean Water Program

    Kazakh MP Aikyn Konurov last week detailed ongoing mistakes being made in the course of the country’s Ak Bulak (Clean Water) Program and proposed that the prime minister take measures to address them. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 09:59

  14. St. Petersburg to Treat All Wastewater by 2018

    St. Petersburg will increase the amount of wastewater it treats before release to 99.9 percent by 2018, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko told a press conference last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 09:59

  15. Romanians Protest Chevron’s Fracking Plans

    Thousands of Romanians gathered on May 27 to protest plans by US energy giant Chevron to begin hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to obtain natural gas reserves from shale rock in the country. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:25

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