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  • 29 Jun 2015 - 10:44 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Harare Residents’ Trust (HRT) this week called on the Harare City Council to “lead by example” with regard to pre-paid water meters, and test the new metering system on government buildings before imposing it on city residents.

  • 29 Jun 2015 - 10:23 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Climate change disproportionally affects poor people in the Asia-Pacific, increasing their poverty and exacerbating rising inequality in the region, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Independent Evaluation Department.

  • 29 Jun 2015 - 10:23 - KARACHI, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of Pakistan’s Sindh province this week started providing 3,000 tankers of free water daily to residents of the provincial capital, Karachi, according to a senior official.

  • 29 Jun 2015 - 10:23 - HERMOSILLO, Mexico - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Farmers from the municipalities of Huásabas and Granados in Mexico’s Sonora state are demanding $4.4 million USD in compensation for water rights they granted the state government as part of the Independencia pipeline project.

  • 29 Jun 2015 - 10:23 - LUANDA, Angola - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Angolan government last week signed a $123.77 million USD loan agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Service Delivery project.

  • 29 Jun 2015 - 10:23 - MOSCOW, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Unknown perpetrators planted what was initially believed to be an explosive device directly under the cover of one of the locks at the Khimki Dam in Russia's Moscow Oblast (Region).

  • 29 Jun 2015 - 10:23 - BANGALORE, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has announced plans to build six more sewage treatment plants at a total cost of $236 million USD.

  • 26 Jun 2015 - 09:59 - AMMAN, Jordan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A $3.47 billion USD funding gap threatens efforts to provide humanitarian and development assistance to 3.9 million Syrian refugees and more than 20 million people in host communities in neighboring countries, the UN refugee agency warned this week.

  • 26 Jun 2015 - 09:59 - BANGKOK, Thailand - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Despite improvements in some parts of the country, drought is still affecting 7,000 communities in 20 provinces in Thailand, according to the Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).

  • 26 Jun 2015 - 09:59 - GLAND, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Twelve major European banks were found to be insufficiently aware of the risks associated with environmental and social issues like climate change, water scarcity and sustainable production, based on a new survey carried out by international audit and advisory firm KPMG, with the support of international environmental protection organization WWF.

  • 26 Jun 2015 - 09:59 - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $453 million USD loan to finance a major project to divert water from the Mahaweli River to Sri Lanka’s north-central dry zone.

  • 26 Jun 2015 - 09:59 - GABORONE, Botswana - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) warned last week that much of the country's drinking water does not meet health and sanitation requirements.

  • 26 Jun 2015 - 09:59 - BOGOTA, Colombia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A 410,000 gallon oil spill on Colombia’s Pacific Coast earlier this week has left 160,000 people in the region without water, and is threatening water supply to 170,000 more, according to authorities.

  • 26 Jun 2015 - 09:59 - SANA'A, Yemen - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Up to 4,000 people die in water-related conflicts in Yemen each year -- more than the 2,500 killed fso far in the country's civil war, according to the Yemeni government.

  • 25 Jun 2015 - 10:47 - BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    No progress has been made in negotiations between the government of Kyrgyzstan and Toronto-based miner Centerra Gold Inc. over the Kumtor gold mine in Issyk-Kul Province, Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Dil said this week.

  • 25 Jun 2015 - 10:47 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In the worst case scenario, the world could face catastrophic food shortages and political instability due to the effects of climate change and water scarcity, according to a new report from UK-based specialist insurance market Lloyd’s.

  • 25 Jun 2015 - 10:47 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Zimbabwe's first-ever Water Resources and Infrastructure Investment summit kicked off on June 24th, with the goal of attracting private sector investment for projects that have been hampered by lack of funds.

  • 25 Jun 2015 - 10:47 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Indian government will start a $1.18 billion USD project to link the Ken and Betwa rivers by December, according to S. Masood Hussain, director general of the National Water Development Agency (NWDA).

  • 25 Jun 2015 - 10:47 - PUNO, Peru - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said this week that his government would invest $477 million USD for construction of 10 sewage treatment plants as part of its effort to clean up Lake Titicaca.

  • 25 Jun 2015 - 10:47 - LUHANSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    An overnight attack on the town of Karbonit in the Luhansk region of Eastern Ukraine has destroyed infrastructure and cut off water supply to a number of localities, according to Luhansk Regional Governor Hennadiy Moskal.


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