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26 Sep 2016 - 08:09 - SEOUL, Korea - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations is beginning full-scale aid efforts to North Hamgyong Province in North Korea after historic flooding.
26 Sep 2016 - 07:29 - KYIV, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has laid the groundwork to launch a $224.4 million USD European Investment Bank (EIB)-funded program in conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine.
26 Sep 2016 - 07:29 - KERCH, Crimea - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Water levels in the reservoir supplying Kerch have dropped to 6.3 million cubic meters -- only enough to meet the city’s needs for another 20 days, Anzor Borlakov, director of regional utility "Water of Crimea,” said last week.
26 Sep 2016 - 07:29 - NEW YORK, NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski last week became a member of the High-Level Panel on Water, an initiative of the United Nations and the World Bank tasked with taking action on water around the world.
26 Sep 2016 - 07:29 - KHARTOUM, Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health last Friday declared the country’s Blue Nile State free of watery diarrhea.
26 Sep 2016 - 07:29 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Some 237,000 people in the cities of Shiyan and Yichang, in China’s central Hubei province, are facing drinking water shortages due to ongoing “severe drought,” according to the provincial flood control and drought relief office.
23 Sep 2016 - 10:28 - ALEPPO, Syria - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Airstrikes in war-torn Aleppo on September 22nd destroyed the city’s main water pumping station and killed 20 people according to CNN and other media outlets, including the Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which is sympathetic to the rebel forces occupying the eastern part of the city.
23 Sep 2016 - 10:28 - WINDHOEK, Namibia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Namibian Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa this week announced nine of the 11 members of the country’s first ever Water Advisory Council.
23 Sep 2016 - 10:28 - SINGAPORE - OOSKAnews Correspondent
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participan
23 Sep 2016 - 10:40 - KARACHI, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Tensions between India and Pakistan have heightened in recent days following a September 18th incident in which an attack on an Indian army installation at the border town of Uri resulted, after a gun and grenade battle, in 13-14 Indian casualties in addition to the deaths of four assailants, described as terrorists associated with Pakistan.
23 Sep 2016 - 10:28 - BENGALURU, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A special session of the Legislative Council of the Indian State of Karnataka on September 23rd resolved with cross-party support that "in this state of acute distress" the government will ensure that no water from the present storage could be drawn, "save and except for meeting the drinking water requirements of the villages and towns in the Cauvery [River] basin and for the entire city of Bengaluru (Bangalore).”
23 Sep 2016 - 10:28 - WASHINGTON, DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
US President President Barack Obama, on 21st September, issued a directive memorandum to heads of the nation’s executive departments and agencies instituting a framework to ensure that climate change-related impacts are fully considered in the development of national security doctrine, policies and plans.
22 Sep 2016 - 08:39 - WASHINGTON, DC - OOSKAnews Correspondent
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.
In this column, John Oldfield, CEO of Water 2017, looks at the US Presidential election through a global water security lens.
Water 2017 is a one-year philanthropically-funded advocacy effort to encourage the next US President and Congress to prioritize global water security as never before, and to position this issue as a leadership opportunity for the United States and its partners across the globe. Myriad water challenges provide Americans the opportunity to collaborate with countries across the globe to help them solve current problems, and get ahead of future water challenges before they become crises. Across the “Three Ds” of donor countries’ foreign policy - Development, Diplomacy, and Defense - there are meaningful opportunities to engage further with water. How can the US and its partners best strengthen the capacity of countries across the globe to solve their own unique water challenges? What limited, yet leveraged inputs from the donor community would have the most positive, systemic impact?
Prior to Water 2017, John Oldfield led the efforts of WASH Advocates (2011 – 2015) to increase awareness of global water and sanitation challenges and solutions, and to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources devoted to those solutions throughout the developing world. John previously founded two implementing nonprofits in the water sector, and served as Executive Vice President of Water Advocates, an advocacy group in Washington, DC dedicated to increasing financial and political support for worldwide access to safe, affordable and sustainable supplies of drinking water and sanitation.
22 Sep 2016 - 08:39 - MELBOURNE, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. warned this week that the coming rainy season in Brazil could create more environmental problems at the Germano iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state.
22 Sep 2016 - 08:39 - SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Water levels in the Chernorechensky reservoir, the main supply source for the city of Sevastopol, have dropped to 29 million cubic meters, according to Aleksey Chainikov, chief engineer at the Sevastopol Vodokanal.
22 Sep 2016 - 08:39 - NEW YORK, NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
During the United Nations General Assembly this week, the European Commission announced that it would provide another $44.7 million USD worth of humanitarian assistance to help provide health care, water, nutrition and food security to conflict-affected people in Yemen.
22 Sep 2016 - 08:39 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti.
22 Sep 2016 - 08:39 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is checking for radiation contamination in seawater after heavy rains brought by Typhoon Malakas this week caused tainted groundwater to rise to the surface around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
21 Sep 2016 - 11:17 - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The world’s first and largest seawater desalination and cooling plant has opened near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Adsorption Desalination and Cooling (ADC) will be used commercially in Saudi Arabia initially, with interest in the technology anticipated from overseas.
21 Sep 2016 - 11:02 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The city council of Zimabwe’s capital, Harare, will proceed to disconnect water for residents who have defaulted on water bills.