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  1. Sri Lanka Suspends Coca-Cola’s Environmental License Over Fuel Pipe Leak

    27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Coca-Cola’s Sri Lanka unit has had its environmental protection license temporarily suspended after an oil leak from a fuel pipe at its facility in Biyagama polluted a major river, forcing ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/27/2015 - 10:05

  2. Veracruz Approves Concessioning of Drinking Water and Sanitation Services

    27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VERACRUZ, Mexico Water and sanitation services in the Mexican cities of Veracruz and Medellin will soon be under private management under a 30-year concession agreement. The State Congress in Veracruz approved ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/27/2015 - 10:05

  3. World Water Week: SWA Review Highlights Progress in WASH Commitments, but Financing Lags

    26 Aug 2015- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden A mid-term review by Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partners found that significant progress has been made on 56 percent of the 383 commitments proposed during the last SWA High-Level ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/26/2015 - 11:06

  4. World Water Week: CEO Water Mandate Launches Guide on Integrity in Water Stewardship Initiatives

    26 Aug 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, a public-private initiative designed to assist companies in developing, implementing and disclosing water sustainability practices, on August 25th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/26/2015 - 10:18

  5. Mumbai Re-Tenders Sewer Tunnel Project

    26 Aug 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has invited new tenders for the first phase of its sewer tunnel project. The project was originally tendered a year ago. The MCGM has not given ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/26/2015 - 10:18

  6. American Student Perry Alagappan Wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize

    26 Aug 2015- 08:49 by Local Press Report STOCKHOLM Stockholm International Water Institute Perry Alagappan from the United States received the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize tonight for inventing a filter through which toxic heavy metals from ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 08:49

  7. Kenya’s Anti-Corruption Commission Probes Water Board Debts

    26 Aug 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation to determine how some of the country’s water organizations have accumulated massive debts, and what has happened to funds they received ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/26/2015 - 10:18

  8. Rwanda to Adopt New Water Tariff on September 1st

    26 Aug 2015- 08:55 by Local Press Report KIGALI UN-HABITAT Starting September 1st, Rwanda will introduce a new urban water supply tariff which was designed with the help of UN-HABITAT. The new tariff has been designed to move the utility towards full cost ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 08:55

  9. Puerto Rico Looks to Tropical Storms to Ease Drought

    26 Aug 2015- 08:57 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN La Prensa Puerto Rico hopes that tropical systems Danny and Erika dump enough rain on the island to avert the need for intensifying the water rationing implemented due to a severe drought. The Caribbean ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 08:57

  10. Polish Government to Compensate Farmers Affected by Drought

    26 Aug 2015- 08:59 by Local Press Report WARSAW Associated Press Poland will pay more than $135 million in compensation to the thousands of farmers who have lost crops and fodder because of drought and unusually high temperatures Polish Agriculture ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 08:59

  11. Decreased Corn Crop Could Leave 1.5 Million Zimbabweans Hungry

    26 Aug 2015- 09:02 by Local Press Report LONDON Thomson Reuters Foundation About 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall (53% less than last year) in corn production, the World Food Program said on Aug. 25. The ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 09:02

  12. 120,000 Gazans Left Without Water After 50-Day War

    26 Aug 2015- 09:03 by Local Press Report GAZA CITY Petra News Agency Some 120,000 Palestinians in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip are left without water supply due to heavy damage to the blockaded enclave's public utilities and infrastructure ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 09:03

  13. More Fukushima Fishermen OK TEPCO Water Discharge Plan

    26 Aug 2015- 09:05 by Local Press Report FUKUSHIMA Japan Times Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday approved a plan by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to take contaminated groundwater continuously flowing into the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 09:05

  14. Environmentalists Concerned About Projects in Zimbabwe's Wetlands

    26 Aug 2015- 09:07 by Local Press Report HARARE Voice of America In Zimbabwe, environmentalists are up in arms about the construction of shopping malls and residential housing on wetlands, which they say will affect water supplies in urban areas. ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 09:07

  15. Iran Plans $50 Billion Worth of Water, Power Projects

    26 Aug 2015- 09:08 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Al Bawaba Iran is lining up water and electricity projects worth $50 billion for investment after the removal of sanctions, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said on Monday. About $50 billion of projects have ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2015 - 09:08

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