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  • 25 Nov 2015 - 11:45 - CAIRO, Egypt - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Egypt is expected to formally ask the Ethiopian government to halt the second phase of construction work on the Grand Renaissance Dam until negotiations with its downstream neighbors on the dam filling are complete, an irrigation and water resources ministry official told Al Ahram this week.

  • 25 Nov 2015 - 11:24 - SIMFEROPOL, Crimea - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Crimea is facing potential water shortages as the volume of water in two major reservoirs has dropped to very low levels, according to Ukrainian news sources.

  • 25 Nov 2015 - 10:56 - NEW YORK, NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Some 530 million children around the world live in areas at high risk of flooding, and 160 million live in areas that face severe drought as a result of climate change, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report.

  • 25 Nov 2015 - 10:17 - SANA'A, Yemen - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Some 21.2 million people in Yemen -- 82 percent of the population -- are in need of some type of assistance to meet their basic needs, with some 19.3 million lacking access to clean water and sanitation, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

  • 25 Nov 2015 - 10:17 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Indian government has approved a $60 million USD project to increase the water-carrying capacity of the Jhelum River, which originates in Indian-administered Kashmir and flows into Pakistan.

  • 25 Nov 2015 - 10:17 - TULCEA, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Aquaserv SA, the water company operating in Romania’s Tulcea County, has announced a tender for a technical assistance contract as part of a $91 million USD water and wastewater development project covering 13 communities across the county.

  • 25 Nov 2015 - 10:17 - ACCRA, Ghana - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Ghanaian government plans to step up implementation of the country’s rainwater harvesting strategy by investing in water conservation and utilization projects in the White Volta Basin, Finance Minister Seth Terkper announced last week.

  • 25 Nov 2015 - 10:17 - WARRENTON, VA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    OOSKAnews will not be publishing daily or weekly newsletters during the period November 26-December 2, 2015 in observance of the US Thanksgiving holiday.

  • 24 Nov 2015 - 11:18 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    About 100 protesters, most of them farmers from the Lujhu and Hunei districts of Kaohsiung, held protests this week against a plan to build a new wire and screw production facility in Hunei.

  • 24 Nov 2015 - 10:51 - COTALINA, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Thousands of residents in the Brazilian city of Cotalina, in Espírito Santo state, blocked roads over the weekend to protest a lack of water in the wake of the November 5th tailings dam disaster that contaminated the city’s main water supply source, the Doce River.

  • 24 Nov 2015 - 10:01 - DODOMA, Tanzania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Recent heavy rains and flooding, as well as constant influx of refugees from neighboring Burundi, mean a higher risk of water-borne diseases in Tanzanian refugee camps, six humanitarian aid groups warned in a statement this week.

  • 24 Nov 2015 - 10:01 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Panama’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) this week launched a massive water disconnection campaign for over 1,500 customers in Herrera, Panama Metro, Arraiján, Veraguas, Cocle, Los Santos and Columbus.

  • 24 Nov 2015 - 10:01 - BOTOȘANI, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The town of Săveni, in Romania’s Botoșani County, will receive drinking water sourced from the Prut River starting next year under a $108.29 million USD European Union-financed project, according to Gabriel Carlan, general manager of regional water provider Nova Apaserv SA.

  • 24 Nov 2015 - 10:01 - SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed into law a decree that calls for a single water supply system covering the city of Sevastopol and the rest of the Crimea peninsula.

  • 24 Nov 2015 - 10:01 - CHENNAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In order to meet Chennai’s growing drinking water needs, Tamil Nadu state plans to build a new, 100-million-liter-per-day desalination plant, at a cost of $202 million USD.

  • 23 Nov 2015 - 10:39 - SIMFEROPOL, Crimea - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Some 1.6 million people on the Crimean peninsula have been without power after activists, largely from the Tatar minority, blew up four transmission towers in the Kherson region on November 20th and 21st.

  • 23 Nov 2015 - 10:39 - NEW YORK, NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an integrated approach to water management and disaster risk reduction.

  • 23 Nov 2015 - 10:39 - MEXICO CITY, Mexico - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    All Mexico City residents will have access to good-quality drinking water by 2018 under a $604 million USD World Bank-financed program, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera announced over the weekend.

  • 23 Nov 2015 - 10:39 - CAIRO, Egypt - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The next round of talks on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam project have been tentatively scheduled for November 29-30th in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, according to an informed source in the Egyptian government.

  • 23 Nov 2015 - 10:39 - BRASILIA, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The November 5th tailings dam breach at an iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state is “the biggest environmental catastrophe in [Brazil’s] history,” Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said on November 20th.


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