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  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report

    As climate change begins to make water scarcity a critical security issue globally, wealthier countries have begun to look outside their borders to meet their water needs.

  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report

    The presidential election in Brazil will not only shape the destiny of Latin America’s largest country.

  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - HAMBURG - Local Press Report

    Climate models—computer simulations of Earth’s climate system—are crucial tools for scientists, given that it's impossible to run experiments on the entire planet.

  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - SYDNEY NSW - Local Press Report

    At the medieval city of Angkor, flooding after decades of scant rainfall triggered a devastating breakdown of the largest water system in the preindustrial world, new evidence suggests.

  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report

    The $208 Million USD Giyani bulk water project which was meant to supply water to over 55 villages in Limpopo is now in limbo.

  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report

    Private water distribution companies are not as confident as Mexico City authorities about the viability of supplying water via tanker trucks at the end of the month.

  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report

    The national water department is under investigation for maladministration and unlawful expenditure, and is in a state of financial collapse.

  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - TOKYO - Local Press Report

    Running out of space to store water contaminated by fuel that escaped during the Fukushima meltdown, the Japanese government is preparing to release it into the Pacific Ocean – despite the presence

  • 20 Oct 2018 - 09:33 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Zimbabwe’s urban local authorities require almost $2.5 Billion USD investment to ease water woes, according to the country’s Town Clerks Forum chairperson and Chitungwiza Municipality town clerk Mr George Makunde. Aging water and sewer infrastructure in the country’s 32 municipalities contribute to water-borne diseases like cholera and typhoid and needs to be replaced, Makunde said at a local government investment conference in Bulawayo last week.

  • 19 Oct 2018 - 09:27 - MANAMA, Bahrain - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    As the board of the United Nations' Green Climate Fund (GCF) meets in Manama this week, uncertainty swirls around the entity's funding and spending, and a contentious oil wastewater cleaning application from the Kingdom of Bahrain itself.

  • 18 Oct 2018 - 09:19 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report

    "Anti-fluoridationists” — a small but vocal minority — are disputing long-established science to say that fluoride added to tap water lowers IQ and causes everything from acne to anemia to Alzheime

  • 18 Oct 2018 - 09:16 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report

    One of India’s leading environmentalists paid the ultimate price last week in his efforts to protect and restore the Ganges River.

  • 18 Oct 2018 - 09:49 - AMMAN, Jordan - OOSKAnews Info

    Authorities in Jordan reportedly discovered this week that up to 36,000 cubic meters of municipal freshwater was being used for irrigation on certain private properties as part of the continuing cr

  • 18 Oct 2018 - 07:22 - LONDON, UK - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Chief Executive of the UK Environment Agency has warned that surface water is the country’s biggest flood risk because of the reach of surface water; because people don’t think of it as a risk; because urban, often poorer communities are most at risk; and because it is a growing risk because of population growth and movement, and climate change.

  • 17 Oct 2018 - 07:49 - JEDDAH - Local Press Report

    The National Water Company reduced the demand on water trucks in Jeddah by 20 percent.

  • 17 Oct 2018 - 07:55 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Info

    Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 17:20 - The Hague, Netherlands - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates have launched a new initiative, the “Global Commission on Adaptation” (GCA) in a move to address “risks associated with climate change—from floods and droughts to sea level rise and storms”.

    At an October 16 launch in The Hague Georgieva, Ki-moon and Gates all stressed the need to scale up and speed up adaptation, especially in light of last week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report that warned of imminent and unprecedented dangers to humans on a fast-warming planet.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 16:19 - TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced (October 15) two new loan facilities for Uzbekistan amounting to $232 Million USD for freshwater and energy efficiency initiatives. In completely different transactions, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced (October 16) its own initiative in Uzbekistan: a $580 Million USD investment to finance six water and power supply and district heating projects in the country.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 15:43 - WASHINGTON, DC, United States - OOSKAnews Info

    US President Donald Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act last week, creating a new foreign aid agency to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which was established in 1971 as a lending facility to encourage American companies to invest in developing countries. The new  "United States International Development Finance Corporation" (USIDFC) will have double OPIC's overall lending capacity,

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 13:15 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report

    Cape Town's water consumption rose to 546 million litres a day this week – up from 520 million last week and 511 million the week before.

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