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7 Apr 2020 - 04:00 - LINCOLN NE, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Global maps of dry/wet conditions developed by NASA researchers have been made avavilable, and are now accessible online through the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
7 Apr 2020 - 03:52 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has cancelled its World Water Week scheduled for 23-28 August 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden.
After monitoring the spread of COVID-19, the institute’s Board came to the conclusion that holding such a major event “would pose a critical threat to the health of visitors and result in an unacceptable risk of spreading the disease.” The annual World Water Week attracts over 500 co-convening organisations and 4,000 participants from more than 130 countries.
6 Apr 2020 - 10:39 - KAMPALA - Local Press Report
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will provide free water and electricity across the country for the next two months, officials said.
6 Apr 2020 - 10:19 - BRUSSELS - Local Press Report
TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipe and Fitting Association) calls on EU and Member State authorities to list drinking water, sanitation and wastewater industries, including their cross-border supply
6 Apr 2020 - 10:24 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addressed the nation on Thursday 2 April to give an update about the state of water affairs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
6 Apr 2020 - 10:32 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
Despite the fact that social infrastructure and water projects – clean water, wastewater operations – are identified as top priorities from private and public sector entities from around the world,
6 Apr 2020 - 10:17 - PUTRAJAYA - Local Press Report
The Ministry of Environment has been rebranded as the Ministry of Environment and Water (MEWA) in line with the government’s decision to allocate the responsibility of water management and environm
6 Apr 2020 - 10:20 - RIVERSIDE CA - Local Press Report
Scientists know that coronaviruses, including the SARS-CoV-19 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, can remain infectious for days -- or even longer -- in sewage and drinking water.
6 Apr 2020 - 10:25 - KANPUR - Local Press Report
The quality of water in the river Ganga has witnessed a significant improvement during the lockdown, imposed in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic.
6 Apr 2020 - 10:34 - DELHI - Local Press Report
Nature activists and enthusiasts are thrilled to find that the water of River Yamuna is gradually turning transparent in the wake of the national lockdown imposed to arrest the spread of coronaviru
6 Apr 2020 - 10:36 - BALLATER - Local Press Report
A new 2MW hydroelectric scheme will soon be generating power on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland, as news reports suggest that planning permission has been given for the project, despite ini
6 Apr 2020 - 10:18 - KUNMING - Local Press Report
A severe drought has affected over 1 million people in southwest China's Yunnan Province, while 258,400 domestic animals were also short of water.the provincial water conservancy department said Fr
6 Apr 2020 - 10:22 - TOKYO - Local Press Report
As supermarkets in the West struggle to keep rolls of toilet paper on their shelves, Japanese people do not have to worry about disappearing toilet rolls, as they have something superior: the Washl
6 Apr 2020 - 10:30 - STRASBOURG - Local Press Report
Over the past few weeks, as many businesses have closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, in some regions, overall water consumption has dropped.
6 Apr 2020 - 10:38 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu appealed to municipalities to refrain from abruptly cutting water supply to residents because it impinged on their basic right to
4 Apr 2020 - 10:41 - DELFT, Netherlands - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Water, Peace and Security Partnership (WPS), a coalition which develops tools and services that help identify water-related security and conflict risks, has described how “a perfect storm of poverty, growing natural resource scarcity, and pandemic may lead to the collapse of already fragile states", while severely impacting many others.
A 1 April statement from the partnership examines how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic adds another threat-multiplier to the “explosive mix of conflict and instability drivers that many individual countries and the world as a whole are facing”, identifying sectors that will be affected and putting some context around specific issues and specific countries.
4 Apr 2020 - 09:49 - ROME, Italy - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Roman Catholic Church's "Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development" has called for renewed efforts to confront water issues, to protect and care for water resources, and to provide clean water for all. Dicasteries are departments of the Roman Curia, the administration of the church's "Holy See" through which the pope directs the Roman Catholic Church.
4 Apr 2020 - 09:09 - HARBIN, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The 28 March overflow of a Molybdenum mine tailings dam in China's north east Heilongjiang Province has been curtailed, after the second highest level of environmental emergency response in China had been triggered, but contaminated water has been detected up to 110 km downstream, environmental authorities in the province said 1 April.
A senior government environmental team was sent to the site to guide local officials in the management of the incident, and no casualties have been reported.
4 Apr 2020 - 09:31 - SYDNEY, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new investigative report from Human Rights Law Center has cast new light on multiple human rights violations caused by pollution from Rio Tinto gold mining activities on the island of Bougainvill
2 Apr 2020 - 09:15 - HARARE - Local Press Report
The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has approached the High Court seeking an order to compel the local authority to supply uninterrupted clean water to residents during the current gov