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  1. Graft Delays Polihali Dam Project in Lesotho

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MASERU, Lesotho Construction of the $1.8 billion USD Polihali Dam under the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is being held up by allegations of corruption. The reports of corruption, published in South ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  2. Shelling Around Aleppo Kills Dozens of Civilians Daily, Hits Vital Infrastructure

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Heavy and indiscriminate shelling around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo is killing “dozens of civilians” every day and repeatedly hitting vital infrastructure, including water systems, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  3. Windhoek Turns to Boreholes to Avert Water Crisis

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Authorities in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, have identified 48 boreholes that can be used as a short-term solution if supply dams in the region run dry, city spokesperson Joshua Amukugo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  4. 2 Billion Worldwide Face Water Stress: SDG Report

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States About 800 million people around the world live in extreme poverty and hunger, over 2 billion are affected by water stress, and 2.4 billion still lack improved sanitation facilities, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  5. Guanabara Bay Meets Minimum Water Quality Standards: Rio Government

    21 Jul 2016- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The government of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro said this week that Guanabara Bay, site of the sailing events in the upcoming Summer Olympic Games, now meets minimum water quality standards. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 11:43

  6. Tamil Nadu Brings Objections to Andhra Pradesh Dams to the Supreme Court

    21 Jul 2016- 11:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India India’s Tamil Nadu state has approached the country’s Supreme Court over neighboring Andhra Pradesh’s dam projects on the trans-boundary Palar River and its tributaries. In a case file on July ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 11:39

  7. High Levels of Radioactive Contamination Found in Fukushima Water Bodies: Greenpeace

    21 Jul 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSAKA, Japan High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters in Fukushima, environmental group Greenpeace Japan warned this week. The group said in a July ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 11:48

  8. Military Operation in Mosul Could Create World’s Biggest Humanitarian Crisis: UN

    21 Jul 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The planned military operation in the Iraqi city of Mosul could lead to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, affecting as many as 1.5 million civilians, according to Lise Grande, the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 10:11

  9. UNICEF Steps Up Response Amid Rising Cholera Cases in South Sudan

    21 Jul 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is rapidly increasing its response activities in South Sudan, as the number of suspected cholera cases in the country grows. UNICEF is working with ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 10:05

  10. Bengaluru Relaxes Rules on Sewage Treatment Facilities in New Buildings

    21 Jul 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BENGALURU, India The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has eased its rules requiring that sewage treatment facilities be constructed for all building projects on sites of 100 square meters or ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 10:06

  11. South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province Predicts Dry Dams by 2017

    21 Jul 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DURBAN, South Africa Several dams in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province could dry up by early next year due to lack of rainfall, bulk water supplier Umgeni Water warned last week. South Africa’s News24 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 10:06

  12. Albania to Dam Vjosa River

    21 Jul 2016- 09:24 by Local Press Report KUT AFP-Jiji Despite election pledges to preserve the Vjosa River, one of Europe’s last wild waterways, and create a national park around the river, Albania’s government in May defied local and international ...

    Local Press Report - 07/21/2016 - 09:24

  13. Jamaica's NWC Trains Staff in Non-Revenue Water Management

    21 Jul 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Some 400 employees of the National Water Commission (NWC) are to be trained and certified under the NWC’s Kingston and St Andrew (KSA) Non-Revenue Water Reduction (NRW) Co-Management ...

    Local Press Report - 07/21/2016 - 08:53

  14. Coca-Cola Hellenic, USAID to Improve Water Management in Armenia

    21 Jul 2016- 08:54 by Local Press Report YEREVAN Asbarez The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia (Coca-Cola HBC Armenia) and the Ministry of Nature Protection on Wednesday, July 20 signed ...

    Local Press Report - 07/21/2016 - 08:54

  15. Iraqi Prime Minister Accepts Resignation of Water Minister, Six Others

    21 Jul 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Asharq Al-Awsat After months of procrastinating and political disputes that almost caused a paralysis in the governmental, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has accepted the resignations of ministers of ...

    Local Press Report - 07/21/2016 - 08:56

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