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  1. World Population Hits 7 Billion; Puts Strain on Water Resources

    31 Oct 2011- 21:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states With the world’s population expected to reach 7 billion on October 31, resources like water, energy and food are also expected to reach new levels of strain and scarcity. “Seven ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2013 - 16:07

  2. New Water Risk Gauge for Investors, Companies

    31 Oct 2011- 21:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, BOSTON, MA Global water supply issues are creating risks for both companies and their investors, according to a new report and water risk tool released in late October by Ceres, a coalition of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 11:15

  3. Computer, Software, IT Experts “Hack” Global Water Problems

    31 Oct 2011- 21:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Computer programmers, designers and other information technology specialists came together over 48 hours in nine global locations to work on more than 100 water-related problems, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2013 - 16:00

  4. Increased Collaboration Needed Across Water, Energy, Food Sectors

    27 Oct 2011- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Germany, BONN With global demand for freshwater supplies expected to increase by an estimated 40 percent by 2030, and food and energy demands to increase by 50 percent, increased collaboration between the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  5. Kazakh Province Fights Drinking Water Program Violations

    26 Oct 2011- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Criminal proceedings have been instituted against about 10 officials and contractors accused of embezzlement and abuse of power in Kazakhstan’s Zhambyl province. The defendants were involved ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  6. Flawed Tender Process for Czech Water, Sewage Projects Allows Bidders to Set Prices

    26 Oct 2011- 09:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic In four out of five public tenders for water purification plants and sewerage projects, the short list of bidders is selected by drawing lots, a practice that leads to much higher costs ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  7. Russia Allocated $20 Million USD for Clean Water Program in Bashkortostan

    26 Oct 2011- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian federal government allocated almost $20 million USD to the Russian region of Bashkortostan under the auspices of the Clean Water program.  The money will be spent to upgrade the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  8. Estonian Competition Authority Says Tallinna Vesi Should Revise Tariffs

    26 Oct 2011- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TALLINN, Estonia  The Estonian Competition Authority (ECA), the utility sector regulator in the country, which has been locked in a dispute with Tallinn’s water services provider, Tallinna Vesi, announced ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  9. Belgorod Needs $120 Million USD to Modernize Water Infrastructure

    26 Oct 2011- 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Russia, BELGOROD The water utility in Belgorod, a city located in central Russia, needs about $120 million USD to modernize and improve its infrastructure, according to Peter Induchny, the company’s general ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  10. Veolia Voda SA Halts $208.5 Million USD Investment Program in Tomsk Vodokanal

    26 Oct 2011- 09:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Russia, TOMSK Veolia Voda SA, which won the tender to run the water system in the Russian city of Tomsk until 2040, will halt its investment program in the city in the wake of a decision to scale back the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  11. Lviv Vodokanal Unable to Repay World Bank Loan

    26 Oct 2011- 09:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Ukraine, LVIV Ukraine‘s Lviv Vodokanal (Water Supply Company) is unable to repay an $800,000 USD loan to the World Bank, which was approved to fund rehabilitation of the city’s water supply system. In the wake ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  12. Polish Treasury to Sell $13.3 Million USD Stake in Water Utility

    26 Oct 2011- 09:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland The Polish Ministry of the Treasury has recently unveiled plans to sell a 39.46 percent stake in local water utility Water Supply Services Company HKW, based in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  13. Ukraine Cracks Down on Sewage Discharge Into Black Sea

    26 Oct 2011- 09:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Ukraine, KYIV The Prosecutors’ Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in mid-October instituted criminal proceedings against Chairman of the Crimean Committee for Environment Protection Evgeniy Bubnov, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  14. EBRD Funding to Support Water Supply Systems in Armenia

    26 Oct 2011- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEREVAN, Armenia The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which this year awarded Armenia $28 million USD for development of its water infrastructure, has now detailed the specific water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

  15. No Rise in Fish Prices Due to Meters at Fish Farms

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    Local Press Report - 05/15/2012 - 14:40

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