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  • 27 Apr 2015 - 11:11 - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers last week approved a proposal to seek an initial $150 million USD in loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a project to transfer water from the Mahaweli River to the north of the country for irrigation, drinking and commercial purposes. The total cost of the project is some $675 million USD.

  • 27 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University.

  • 27 Apr 2015 - 10:56 - MURANG'A, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A legislator from central Kenya’s Murang’a County this week claimed that the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) has started construction of the $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel project in violation of is agreements with local officials.

  • 27 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - KATHMANDU, Nepal - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend has killed over 3,700 people and left survivors in urgent need of water, food items and shelter, according to aid workers.

  • 27 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - ENSENADA, Chile - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ash from the eruption of southern Chile’s Calbuco volcano last week could contaminate water supplies in the area, according to officials.

  • 27 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - BAGHDAD, Iraq - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Iraqi army has launched a military operation to retake Tharthar Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.

  • 27 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - ASTANA, Kazakhstan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The lower house of Kazakhstan’s Parliament has passes a series of amendments to laws regulating the country’s water supply and wastewater treatment sectors.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - DONETSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Province is at risk of water shortages, floods and chemical leaks as a result of ongoing military action in the region, an NGO warned this week.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Bahrain-based Al Baraka Islamic Bank is looking to invest in water projects in Pakistan, a Pakistani Finance Ministry official told OOSKAnews this week.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:49 - AMHERST, MA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Mountaintop environments around the world may be warming much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by international researchers of the Mountain Research Initiative Working Group.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - WASHINGTON, DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The energy-water-food nexus requires businesses to adopt innovative “systems thinking” to address systemic challenges worldwide, participants heard at a roundtable discussion on “The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector,” held in Washington, DC last week.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Despite recent efforts by the government to curb water pollution, the quality of China’s groundwater resources is still declining, with more than 60 percent of monitored areas recording "very poor" or "relatively poor" water quality last year, according to a new report from the Ministry of Land and Resources.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    As part of a major Cabinet reshuffle last week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Eugene Wamalwa to serve as his new Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Services.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - SANTIAGO, Chile - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Chilean mining company Antofagasta Plc is selling its water division, Aguas de Antofagasta SA (ADASA), to Colombian service provider Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) for $960 million USD, the company announced on April 23rd.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 11:16 - BOSTON, MA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ethiopia’s $4.2 billion USD, 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam project offers an opportunity for cooperation among Eastern Nile Basin countries, according to a report released this week by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:44 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Maynilad Water Services Inc., one of the two water concessionaires providing services in the Philippine capital, this week rejected the rate increase proposed by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and said it would pursue arbitration on the issue.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - AREQUIPA, Peru - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    One man has died and many more people have been injured in the latest round of protests against Southern Copper’s $1.4 billion USD Tia Maria mine in southern Peru’s Arequipa region, according to police.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:05 - BEIRUT, Lebanon - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The April 18th airstrike by Saudi-led coalition forces that targeted an Oxfam warehouse in northern Yemen’s Saada governorate may violate the laws of war, international rights watchdog Human Rights Watch said on April 23rd.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - WUWEI, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A local environmental official is under investigation for his failure to properly address polllution of the Tengger Desert in the Inner Mongolia Region of China’s Gansu province.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    By 2020, the Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources will invest $16 million USD from its own budget to modernize the 140-megawatt Andizhan hydropower plant and the 150-megawatt Tuyamuyunsky hydropower plant.


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