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  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - SEOUL, South Korea - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The (South) Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday confirmed the country’s second case of cholera in Geoje, South Gyeongsang province, two days after the discovery of the nation’s first case of cholera in 15 years.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Every year world leaders, development professionals and water experts gather in Stockholm, Sweden for discussion of water - our planet’s most critical resource. This year’s gathering will occur from 28 August to 2 September and focus on “Water for Sustainable Growth,” including water’s role for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the ongoing migration crisis, and other water challenges that will face the world for decades to come.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - DONETSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ukrainian troops this week shelled the area around the Dontsk water filtration station, according to a law enforcement source in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - VANCOUVER, BC, Canada - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Canadian mining company Kinross Gold has suspended operations at its Maricunga mine in Chile’s Atacama region, after a Chilean court upheld the environmental regulator’s order to shut off the mine’s water wells.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - TULCEA, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Aquaserv SA, the regional water and sewage operator in Romania’s Tulcea County, has resumed work on a European Union-funded infrastructure project.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Harare City Council is assessing the effectiveness of its pilot pre-paid water meter program, and plans a full roll out in other areas after this fall.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Some 70,000 people in Panama’s Veraguas province were left without water this week following a power failure that affected the raw water intake and water treatment plant in Santiago and Atalaya.

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - WINDHOEK, Namibia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group has won an appeal to build a coastal water desalination plant.

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - BERLIN, Germany - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    United Nations University - Institute for Environment Human Security (UNU-EHS) has launched 2016’s annual World Risk Report with a core findin

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - HANOI, Vietnam - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group has reported that inspectors from Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment have identified 58 environmental protection issues in the company’s operati

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Uzbek police have detained four Kyrgyz citizens in a disputed border zone, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations over the Kasan-Sai Reservoir.

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Costa Rica’s National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has received five environmental viability requests from companies that want permission to implement desalination projects, according to the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE).

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A Brazilian court has temporarily suspended all environmental licenses for Samarco’s Germano iron ore complex in Minas Gerais state. The mine was the site of a massive tailings dam burst last November.

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Indian Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti has announced $60 million USD worth of projects under the country’s Namami Gange (Clean Ganges) initiative.

  • 24 Aug 2016 - 10:17 - TÂRGOVIȘTE, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Compania de Apă Târgoviște Dâmbovița (CATD), the local water provider in Romania’s Dâmbovița County, has announced a water rationing schedule in some areas due to the recent drought.

  • 24 Aug 2016 - 10:10 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Panamanian government is considering a plan to restructure the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewerage (IDAAN) by transforming it into a single national service company, or a number of municipal-level service companies.

  • 24 Aug 2016 - 10:29 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has expressed alarm at the “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram militants have displaced nearly 2 million people over the past three years.

  • 24 Aug 2016 - 10:29 - LIMA, Peru - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski this week emphasized the need for the public to pay for water services.

  • 24 Aug 2016 - 10:29 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Chinese government this week initiated a level-IV emergency response plan due to drought in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

  • 24 Aug 2016 - 10:29 - MOSCOW, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Construction of hydropower plants on the Selenge River in Mongolia could pose a threat to the Baikal omul – a species of whitefish endemic to Lake Baikal in Russia’s Siberia region, according to Mikhail Bolgov, head of the surface water simulation laboratory at the Russian Science Academy’s Water Problem Institute.

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