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  • 27 Mar 2015 - 11:00 - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Costa Rica on March 26th began work to close off a canal dredged by Nicaragua in disputed territory in the Tortuguero Conservation Area of the San Juan River delta.

  • 27 Mar 2015 - 10:17 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Swedish retail brands Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex have managed to reduce the environmental impact of their textile production in India through participation in the Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR) project, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) announced this week.

  • 27 Mar 2015 - 10:17 - SIMFEROPOL, Crimea - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Chernorechenskoye Reservoir, the main source of water for the Crimean Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, is currently holding about 39 million cubic meters of water -- 26 million cubic meters less than its maximum volume, according to a city official.

  • 27 Mar 2015 - 10:17 - NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    German water services company Remondis Aqua has decided to terminate a municipal water concession it has held in Russia since 2010.

  • 27 Mar 2015 - 10:17 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Taiwanese Premier Mao Chi-kuo announced on March 25th that phase-three water rationing -- which involves rolling blackouts -- will begin on April 1st.

  • 27 Mar 2015 - 10:17 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Municipal water supply to 1,200 households in 15 suburbs of the Zimbabwen capital, Harare, have been disconnected due to unpaid bills.

  • 27 Mar 2015 - 10:17 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Hundreds of protesters who gathered in New Delhi over the weekend demanding action to clean up the Yamuna River have dispersed, after senior government ministers assured them that the river’s pollution problems would be solved once its “ecological flow” was restored.

  • 26 Mar 2015 - 10:43 - CAIRO, Egypt - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    This week’s signing of a declaration of principles on Nile cooperation does not mean Egypt’s has approved any of the specifications for Ethiopia's $4.2 billion USD Grand Renaissance Dam project, according to Ahmed Bahaa Eddin, the head of the Nile Water Resources Division at Egypt’s Water and Irrigation Ministry.

  • 26 Mar 2015 - 10:43 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Japan has spent over $4.9 billion USD so far on decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and dealing with the massive buildup of contaminated water there, with a significant amount of those funds being wasted on ineffecive measures, the country’s Board of Audit said this week.

  • 26 Mar 2015 - 10:43 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Conflicts across the Middle East region -- including civil war in Syria, fighting in and Iraq, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories and the aftermath of conflict in Lebanon -- are pushing the region’s water resources and delivery systems to the breaking point, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warns in a new report.

  • 26 Mar 2015 - 10:43 - DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ethiopia and Djibouti this week launched construction of a $22 million USD water transfer project. The project, funded by China's Exim Bank and built by CGC Overseas Construction Group (CGCOC), will bring an estimated 100,000 cubic meters of water per day from Ethiopia to water-stressed Djibouti. 

  • 26 Mar 2015 - 10:43 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Taiwan is planning to introduce a system of rewards for water conservation -- and penalties for water wasting -- as part of its efforts to deal with ongoing drought, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said on March 22nd.

  • 26 Mar 2015 - 10:43 - MEDELLIN, Colombia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Colombia’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development last week presented new regulations to improve the country’s water quality and reduce contamination of its waterways. 

  • 26 Mar 2015 - 10:43 - NOVOROSIJISK, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A court in the Russian city of Novorosijisk has ruled that the city’s water utility, Novorosijisk Vodokanal, must pay $116,000 USD in fines for causing a “negative impact” on the environment.

  • 25 Mar 2015 - 10:14 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    China will release its new Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan next month, Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining said this week.

  • 25 Mar 2015 - 10:14 - DONETSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New damage has been found on sections of the water and wastewater networks in eastern Ukraine, and is being repaired, according to regional water utility Voda Donbassa.

  • 25 Mar 2015 - 10:14 - MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Uruguay will lose nearly $500 million USD of its soy crop this year because of water shortages, according to agricultural engineer Luis Giménez Rodríguez, of the Faculty of Agriculture at Uruguay’s University of the Republic.

  • 25 Mar 2015 - 10:14 - YAKUTSK, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Russia’s Sakha (Yakutia) Republic will receive more funds under the federal Clean Water program during the 2015-2017 period.

  • 25 Mar 2015 - 10:14 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    India’s 275 small and large rivers receive nearly 37 billion liters of sewage and untreated industrial waste each day from 650 towns located along the waterways, according to a report submitted to the federal Environment Ministry by the country’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

  • 25 Mar 2015 - 10:14 - ACCRA, Ghana - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Poor sanitation and bad hygiene are costing Ghana some $290 million USD per year, according to the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in the Water and Sanitation Sector (CONIWAS).

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