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20 Sep 2018 - 12:31 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Correspondent
At August 2018’s World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, OOSKAnews took the opportunity to speak to Shariful Hoque (audio interview) who has responsibility for Water Sustainability in Global Production for H&M Group.
H&M is a multinational clothing-retail company, with headquarters in Stockholm, known for fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. H&M and associated companies operate in more than 70 countries with over 4,500 retail stores.
The clothing / textile industry is intrinsically water-intensive, from cotton farming through manufacturing. H&M and global conservation group WWF have worked together on water stewardship for a number of years, with H&M an early-mover among textile brands.
In this conversation with OOSKAnews Publisher David Duncan, Sharif Hoque describes the particular challenges of water stewardship in the textile industry, examples of positive impacts that have come from H&M’s water sustainability philosophy, the corporate and shareholder case for proactive engagement with best water stewardship practice, the corporation’s collaboration with WWF, and the importance of water stewardship initiatives “beyond the factory fence”.
20 Sep 2018 - 10:44 - WASHINGTON, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
As States on the US’s Atlantic seaboard start to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, it is reported at least 110 lagoons in North Carolina have either released pig waste into the envir
20 Sep 2018 - 07:23 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Info
19 Sep 2018 - 09:53 - CAPE TOWN, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Waterless technology that treats excrement on-site provides the health benefits of removal without the infrastructure costs of sewer and treatment plants and, at the same time, preserves valuable w
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - HONOLULU - Local Press Report
The vast majority of Hawaii’s state-regulated dams are considered to have “high hazard potential,” according to a 2017 infrastructure report by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - BERLIN - Local Press Report
Berlin has had no significant rainfall since February and temperatures have been warmer than average since April. "The system that we have has never experienced what we're now experiencing.
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - AUCKLAND - Local Press Report
An organization that keeps an eye on the state of New Zealand's water says the quality of its drinking water is so bad in places, it could lead to mass death.
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - GREENSBORO - Local Press Report
Wrangler has signed an agreement for its denim fabric to be produced later this year with a new foam-dyeing process that will eliminate 99% of the water typically used in the indigo-dyeing.
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - MUMBAI - Local Press Report
The dark clouds of drought are looming large over Marathwada and Vidarbha region of Maharashtra due to prolonged dry spell that threaten Kharif crops.
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - NEW YORK - Local Press Report
An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health O
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report
Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson, and Secretary for Water Resources, Shamail Khawaja, on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Australia and Pakistan for co
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report
While the strategy of flush toilets has led to significant reduction of the outbreak of water-borne diseases, it is wasteful.
19 Sep 2018 - 08:49 - BRASILIA - Local Press Report
The National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA) is suspending the granting of rights to use water resources for new hydro projects in the Pantanal region until May 2020.
18 Sep 2018 - 11:02 - DADU - Local Press Report
Hundreds of growers on Monday (September 17) staged a hunger strike in front of the Dadu press club, Dadu, Sindh Province, in protest against the Irrigation Department officials over lack of water
18 Sep 2018 - 11:09 - Port Harcourt - Local Press Report
More people have access to mobile phones than toilet facilities in Nigeria, UNICEF’s Chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Zaid Jurji, has said. Zaid said it is important for Nigeria triple
18 Sep 2018 - 11:36 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $150 Millian USD loan to protect a water basin of China's Yangtze River.
18 Sep 2018 - 10:48 - PRINCETON NJ, United States - OOSKAnews Info
Researchers have warned that while China’s use of coal-based synthetic natural gas is, on one hand, favorable, on the other, will increase carbon emissions and water demand, especially in regions i
18 Sep 2018 - 10:38 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Info
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation.
18 Sep 2018 - 10:31 - LONDON, UK - OOSKAnews Info
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a new $29 Million USD loan to Romania’s regional operator of water and wastewater utility S.C. RAJA S.A. (RAJA).
18 Sep 2018 - 10:18 - WASHINGTON, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Three US Senators from the State of Michigan have introduced bipartisan legislation September 17 to hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country.
The chemicals, used in fire-fighting foam by the military and others, have been identified worldwide as emerging contaminants of soil and water. Some PFAS have been shown to be toxic to some animals, and because they don’t break down in the environment, have potential to bioaccumulate in plants and animals.