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25 Sep 2018 - 12:00 - Manila, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will finance up to $500 Million USD to develop climate-resilient water supply, sewerage, and drainage infrastructure in at least 10 cities in the Indian state of Ta
25 Sep 2018 - 11:27 - New York, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
An upcoming report by the Organization For Economic Cooperration and Development (OECD), UN Environment (UNEP)and the World Bank Group says serious and rapid investment in sustainable upgrades and alternatives is needed to limit climate change.
A summary of the report, “Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure” is presented as "Synthesis and Key Messages for High-level Discussion, New York, 25 September 2018”.
25 Sep 2018 - 11:41 - Liverpool, UK - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The UK’s opposition Labour party has announced plans for a publicly-owned, “re-nationalized” water system in England, run by local councils, workers and customers.
25 Sep 2018 - 10:42 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
If India covers just one third of its major water reservoirs with floating solar installations, it could generate as much as 700 GW of solar power.
25 Sep 2018 - 10:42 - SHAH ALAM - Local Press Report
The recent conclusion to the Selangor water deal that was dragged for almost a decade, while allowing further upgrading and maintenance works at the treatment facilities, might not resolve water cr
25 Sep 2018 - 10:42 - ACCRA - Local Press Report
Befesa Ghana Limited was contracted by the Mahama government to build the Teshie-Nungua Desalination Plant, operate it to defray its cost and hand over to the Ghana Water Company Limited after 25ye
25 Sep 2018 - 07:51 - LUMBERTON - Local Press Report
People who live on the south side of town say they know where most of the flooding came from during Hurricane Matthew in 2016: a railroad underpass that intersects Interstate 95.
25 Sep 2018 - 07:55 - LUSAKA - Local Press Report
President Edgar Lungu has reaffirmed government’s commitment in ensuring that all citizens have access to clean and safe drinking water by the year 2030.
25 Sep 2018 - 07:56 - BERLIN - Local Press Report
The Elbe River has fallen to the lowest water level in over 80 years, with a new record of 45 centimeters measured in Germany's Magdeburg.
25 Sep 2018 - 07:53 - HONG KONG - Local Press Report
Many trillions of dollars need to be spent, much of it by the private sector, to improve the environment and contain global warming, a senior adviser to China’s central bank has warned, as he launc
25 Sep 2018 - 07:57 - LAHORE - Local Press Report
Several villages in Pakistan were flooded after India released water in River Ravi, River Sutlej, and River Chenab on Sunday.
25 Sep 2018 - 07:58 - LONDON - Local Press Report
Water companies, government bodies and environmental groups have warned that the extreme weather this summer could lead to a drought in spring next year.
25 Sep 2018 - 07:47 - AL-SUWAYDA - Local Press Report
Syrian government troops are on course to mopping up the last of the entrenched Daesh militants in Al-Suwayda Governorate, as they have encircled the northwestern Idlib Governorate, the last remain
25 Sep 2018 - 07:48 - LAGOS - Local Press Report
The Minister of Water Resources Engr.
25 Sep 2018 - 07:49 - KABUL - Local Press Report
President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday emphasized on a national dialogue over water management in Afghanistan and said comprehensive measures would be taken to reduce the country’s drought over the nex
25 Sep 2018 - 07:50 - KYIV - Local Press Report
On September 23, in the area of Avdiivka, mercenaries attacked technical crews fixing the local water pipeline. The militants used grenade launchers, small arms and heavy machineguns.
20 Sep 2018 - 12:31 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Correspondent
At August 2018’s World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, OOSKAnews took the opportunity to speak to Shariful Hoque (audio interview) who has responsibility for Water Sustainability in Global Production for H&M Group.
H&M is a multinational clothing-retail company, with headquarters in Stockholm, known for fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. H&M and associated companies operate in more than 70 countries with over 4,500 retail stores.
The clothing / textile industry is intrinsically water-intensive, from cotton farming through manufacturing. H&M and global conservation group WWF have worked together on water stewardship for a number of years, with H&M an early-mover among textile brands.
In this conversation with OOSKAnews Publisher David Duncan, Sharif Hoque describes the particular challenges of water stewardship in the textile industry, examples of positive impacts that have come from H&M’s water sustainability philosophy, the corporate and shareholder case for proactive engagement with best water stewardship practice, the corporation’s collaboration with WWF, and the importance of water stewardship initiatives “beyond the factory fence”.
20 Sep 2018 - 10:44 - WASHINGTON, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
As States on the US’s Atlantic seaboard start to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, it is reported at least 110 lagoons in North Carolina have either released pig waste into the envir
20 Sep 2018 - 07:23 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Info
19 Sep 2018 - 09:53 - CAPE TOWN, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Waterless technology that treats excrement on-site provides the health benefits of removal without the infrastructure costs of sewer and treatment plants and, at the same time, preserves valuable w