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  • 25 Jul 2016 - 10:51 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    About 25,000 residents in the Bugaba district of Panama’s Chiriqui province have been without water supply for six days after heavy rains disrupted operations at the Bugaba water treatment plant last week.

  • 25 Jul 2016 - 10:15 - LUSAKA, Zambia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Zambian government last week launched the $159.8 million USD Kafue bulk water project, which is expected to improve access to safe, clean drinking water in the capital, Lusaka.

  • 25 Jul 2016 - 10:15 - JUBA, South Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    At least 13 people have died and 194 have been sickened in the cholera outbreak in South Sudan, the country’s health ministry said last week.

  • 25 Jul 2016 - 10:15 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Zimbabwe’s High Court ruled last week that arbitrary water disconnections without a court order, such as the measures employed by the Harare City Council against debtors, are unlawful.

  • 25 Jul 2016 - 10:15 - ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Russian officials raised the issue of Mongolian hydropower projects on the rivers that feed Lake Baikal on the sidelines of this month’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Ulan Bator.

  • 25 Jul 2016 - 10:15 - DONETSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Shelling in the Yasinovataya area of eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province last week cut off water supply via the Donetsk water filtration station, regional utility Voda Donbassa reported on July 21st.

  • 25 Jul 2016 - 10:15 - CHANDIGARH, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of India’s Haryana state is planning a $50 million USD program to clean up the Saraswati River.

  • 22 Jul 2016 - 10:42 - DONETSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    About 500 residents in the Ukrainian government-controlled city of Druzhkivka, in Donetsk oblast, took to the streets on July 21st to protest summer water cuts and water rate increases, according to Pavlo Ostrovskyi, regional coordinator of the “Strong Communities of Donetsk Oblast” movement.

  • 22 Jul 2016 - 10:36 - SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Local residents in Crimea’s Belbek Valley have launched a protest against a new Russian project that they say will limit water supply in the region.

  • 22 Jul 2016 - 09:57 - DAMASCUS, Syria - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Heavy and indiscriminate shelling around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo is killing “dozens of civilians” every day and repeatedly hitting vital infrastructure, including water systems, hospitals, public buildings and homes, according to Marianne Gasser, the head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Syria.

  • 22 Jul 2016 - 09:57 - MASERU, Lesotho - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Construction of the $1.8 billion USD Polihali Dam under the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is being held up by allegations of corruption.

  • 22 Jul 2016 - 09:57 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The underground ice wall built around the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not be able to entirely prevent water from seeping into the buildings, the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said in a statement this week.

  • 22 Jul 2016 - 09:57 - NEW YORK, NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    About 800 million people around the world live in extreme poverty and hunger, over 2 billion are affected by water stress, and 2.4 billion still lack improved sanitation facilities, according to the inaugural Sustainable Development Goals Report, released by the United Nations this week.

  • 22 Jul 2016 - 09:57 - WINDHOEK, Namibia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Authorities in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, have identified 48 boreholes that can be used as a short-term solution if supply dams in the region run dry, city spokesperson Joshua Amukugo said this week.

  • 21 Jul 2016 - 11:43 - RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro said this week that Guanabara Bay, site of the sailing events in the upcoming Summer Olympic Games, now meets minimum water quality standards.

  • 21 Jul 2016 - 11:39 - CHENNAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    India’s Tamil Nadu state has approached the country’s Supreme Court over neighboring Andhra Pradesh’s dam projects on the trans-boundary Palar River and its tributaries.

  • 21 Jul 2016 - 11:36 - OSAKA, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters in Fukushima, environmental group Greenpeace Japan warned this week.

  • 21 Jul 2016 - 10:11 - BAGHDAD, Iraq - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The planned military operation in the Iraqi city of Mosul could lead to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, affecting as many as 1.5 million civilians, according to Lise Grande, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.

  • 21 Jul 2016 - 10:05 - JUBA, South Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is rapidly increasing its response activities in South Sudan, as the number of suspected cholera cases in the country grows.

  • 21 Jul 2016 - 10:06 - BENGALURU, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has eased its rules requiring that sewage treatment facilities be constructed for all building projects on sites of 100 square meters or more.


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