International Water Weekly
24 Feb 2012 - 16:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Honduras’ Health Ministry this month launched its 2012 national campaign against dengue.
24 Feb 2012 - 16:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Honduras’ Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) has stepped up monitoring of the multi-purpose El Cajon Dam this month in the wake of a 4.7-magnitude earthquake in the region.
23 Feb 2012 - 08:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, KRASNODAR — The local government of the Krasnodar Region in southern Russia has agreed to take another look at a controversial decision that would have located a new landfill adjacent to a source of fresh dr
23 Feb 2012 - 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The Kyrgyz parliamentary committee on foreign affairs on February 13 gave its approval to a $22 million USD agreement between the government and two international financiers, the European Bank fo
23 Feb 2012 - 08:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TALLINN, Estonia — The Tallinn Administrative Court on February 15 approved local utility Tallinna Vesi’s request to make court proceedings dealing with water tariffs public.
23 Feb 2012 - 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, ST. PETERSBURG — At a much-publicized press conference earlier this month, St.
23 Feb 2012 - 08:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Poland, GLOGOW — The Polish municipality of Glogow this month announced a $22 million USD plan to build new sewage networks and pumping stations.
23 Feb 2012 - 08:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — The municipality of Primorsko in southeastern Bulgaria announced this month that it would quadruple the capacity of the Kiten wastewater treatment plant under a $26.5 million USD project funded b
23 Feb 2012 - 08:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Russian petrochemical firm Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat announced it would spend $80 million USD for a seven-stage wastewater treatment project to halve the amount of petroleum products in the compa
23 Feb 2012 - 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — More than 2.5 million tons of untreated wastewater are discharged into Kazakhstan’s rivers every year, according to the country’s environmental protection minister, Nurlan Kapparov.
23 Feb 2012 - 08:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Some 80 percent of surface water in Tajikistan meets the top “A” standard for international water quality, Sangin Samiev, who heads the water laboratory department of the national environmental m
23 Feb 2012 - 18:24 by Local Press Report
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Haiti Libre) — Herbert Docteur, Haiti’s Minister of Agriculture met with regional and departmental directors, engineers, experts and various executives of the ministry to reassess the various works of irrigation
23 Feb 2012 - 18:22 by Local Press Report
KINGSTON (Jamaica Gleaner) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott has allocated a total of $34,000 USD for trucking water to drought-affected areas of western Jamaica.
23 Feb 2012 - 18:10 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Prensa Latina) — Predictions regarding the drought that is currently affecting a large part of Mexican territory are negative; the lack of rains will remain at least until April, and food prices will increase.
23 Feb 2012 - 18:31 by Local Press Report
NASSAU (Bahamas Tribune) — The Water and Sewerage Corporation will spend between $750,000 USD to $1 million USD on a master plan for New Providence’s drainage and sewerage system, according to the corporation’s general manag
23 Feb 2012 - 18:09 by Local Press Report
LIMA (MarketWatch) — Prime Minister Oscar Valdes said Thursday that residents in Peru’s Cajamarca region are starting to change their opinion about Newmont Mining Corp.’s $4.8 billion Minas Conga project, which h
23 Feb 2012 - 18:30 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Tierramerica) — An alteration of the relationship between the Amazon rainforest and the billions of cubic meters of water transported by air from the equatorial Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountains could endanger
23 Feb 2012 - 18:02 by Local Press Report
MONTREAL (Inc. (Press Release), Malaga) — Malaga Inc.
23 Feb 2012 - 18:28 by Local Press Report
SANTIAGO (Bloomberg) — Chile’s two-year drought has reduced water levels at reservoirs that supply power dams to 40 percent of capacity, threatening electricity generation for the country’s copper mines.
23 Feb 2012 - 17:59 by Local Press Report
Geneva (Human Rights Education Association) — United Nations Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque will visit Uruguay from February 13 to 17, 2012, in what will be the first official mission to the country by an independent expert charged
23 Feb 2012 - 18:26 by Local Press Report
SAN SALVADOR (IPS) — A lack of funds and political will has blocked the setting up of environmental courts in El Salvador, which were approved by law in 1998 with the aim of addressing the serious environmental problem
22 Feb 2012 - 00:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Heeding warnings that the already wide disparity between water demand and supply in the state will grow in the next few years, the Delhi government is turning to treated sewage water to help brid
22 Feb 2012 - 06:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, the government water agency in the capital region, is moving to consolidate management of four watershed areas that provide 97 percen
22 Feb 2012 - 06:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — China’s Linyi Jinmin Water Co. Ltd. plans to enter the Indian market by forming technical partnerships and establishing a distribution network to promote its products in the country.
22 Feb 2012 - 06:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — Bangladesh is hopeful that it can reach an agreement with India on sharing water from the Teesta River during the coming dry season, Water Resources Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen said on February 1
22 Feb 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is planning a new reservoir project in the north central dry zone as part of the government’s efforts to improve irrigation and drinking water facilities in rural areas.
22 Feb 2012 - 16:14 by Local Press Report
Romania is not in imminent danger of flooding, the country’s Waters Administration announced last week.
22 Feb 2012 - 22:17 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — Azerbaijan’s national water operator OJSC Azersu last week met with the World Bank to discuss issues of project implementation of the National Water Supply and Sewerage Services, as well as prepara
22 Feb 2012 - 22:15 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)) — Azerbaijan’s national water operator OJSC Azersu last week announced plans to replace water meters that broke down as a result of frost with new ones at their own expense.
22 Feb 2012 - 22:13 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Sofia News Agency (Bulgaria)) — There are 600 potentially unsafe dams in Bulgaria, according to data from the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, which was made public several days after a Bulgarian dam burst and flooded sev
22 Feb 2012 - 22:26 by Local Press Report
YEREVAN (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) — Journalists from Radio Azatutyun (RFE/RL) recently conducted an extensive investigation into Armenia Water and Sewerage based off user complaints surrounding wrongful billing.
22 Feb 2012 - 22:10 by Local Press Report
TBILISI (Democracy & Freedom Watch (Georgia)) — Work to construct one of the biggest hydroelectric power stations in Georgia has been halted, after its Turkish investor pulled out.
22 Feb 2012 - 22:23 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — The president of Azerbaijan has approved the memorandum of intentions signed on November 14, 2011 in Baku between national water operator Azersu OJSC, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (K
22 Feb 2012 - 22:09 by Local Press Report
ASTANA (New Europe) — At present, the problem of water consumption is not as acute for the countries of the Central Asian region as it is, for example, in Africa, according to the Regional Adviser of the project Water M
22 Feb 2012 - 22:21 by Local Press Report
BAKU (News.az (Azerbaijan)) — The level of contamination in the Kur and Araz rivers was found to be above the norm during monitoring in the first 10 days of February.
22 Feb 2012 - 22:04 by Local Press Report
22 Feb 2012 - 22:19 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a tender for the construction of water supply and sewerage networks at Agdash, funded through the second tranche of a multitranche investment program
21 Feb 2012 - 23:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, DC -- — Urban flooding is a serious challenge for fast-growing low- and middle-income countries in East Asia, according to a World Bank guidebook released last week.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, BHOPAL — The Madhya Pradesh government ordered water department officers to develop five new drinking water projects for each of the state’s 230 assembly constituencies.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:33 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Focus Taiwan News Channel) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) last week rejected an environmental assessment of a long-stalled reservoir project in southern Taiwan presented by the Water Resources Agency (WRA)