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  1. With Elections Around the Corner, Romanian Government Starts Work on Water, Sewage Projects in Pecineaga

    23 May 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CONSTANȚA, Romania Pecineaga commune in Romania’s Constanța County has received $11.21 million USD from the national budget for long-awaited projecst to rehabilitate its drinking water and sewage systems and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2016 - 09:57

  2. Lanzhou Court Rejects Compensation Claims for 2014 Tap Water Contamination Incident

    23 May 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LANZHOU, China The Intermediate People's Court of Lanzhou City in China’s northwestern Gansu province has upheld an earlier court decision rejecting compensation claims brought by five Lanzhou residents ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2016 - 09:57

  3. US Announces Over $28 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Eastern Ukraine, Crimea

    23 May 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government on May 20th announced over $28 million USD in additional humanitarian assistance for “hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people affected by Russian aggression ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2016 - 09:57

  4. Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Erupts

    23 May 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica’s Cartago province erupted on May 20th, sending a column of gas and ash 3,000 meters into the air, according to the Costa Rican Volcanology and Seismic ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2016 - 09:57

  5. Turkey, Turkish Cypriots Sign Management Protocol for Water Supply Project

    20 May 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus The Turkish government and Turkish Cypriot authorities this week finally signed the protocol for management of water transferred from Turkey to Northern Cyprus via an undersea pipeline. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2016 - 11:37

  6. Antofagasta Reaches Deal With Local Residents Over Tailings Dam

    20 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining company Antofagasta announced this week that it had finally reached an agreement with local community members over a tailings dam at its Los Pelambres copper mine in central Chile. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2016 - 10:55

  7. WASH Situation in Eastern Ukraine Remains a “Big Concern:” UNICEF

    20 May 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine remains “a big concern,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned in its latest situation report on the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2016 - 10:29

  8. Romania Takes Steps to Bolster Flood Protection

    20 May 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The Romanian government has identified and prioritized a total of 2,600 measures aimed at managing flood risk throughout the country through 2020. Nicolae Bărbieru, general manager of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2016 - 10:22

  9. UN Envoy Backs Water Warriors' Demands in El Salvador

    20 May 2016- 09:00 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR teleSUR Water rights defenders in El Salvador have garnered international support for their years-long fight for a proposed General Water Law as a United Nations envoy urged the country to adopt the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 09:00

  10. Rio de Janeiro's Water Is Already Making Athletes Sick

    20 May 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Public Radio International For the last few weeks, residents of Barra da Tijuca, home to the main Olympic park and Olympic village, have woken to the fetid smell of filthy water. Local biologist ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 08:58

  11. Salini Impregilo Wins $94 Million Water Contract in Turkey

    20 May 2016- 08:55 by Local Press Report MILAN Construction Index A joint venture of Salini Impregilo subsidiary Fisia Italimpianti and Alkatas has won a €83.9m (£73.5m) contract to upgrade a water treatment plant in Atakoy, Turkey. Innovation, ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 08:55

  12. Mine Owners in Chile Cut Investment in Water Supply

    20 May 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Bloomberg In the high desert mountains of Chile, home to some of the world’s biggest copper deposits, mine owners have cut investment in one resource they can’t live without: water. Climate Corporate Risk ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 08:53

  13. Prosperous Farms Suck Up Water in Central Mexico While Village Wells Dry Up

    20 May 2016- 08:51 by Local Press Report SAN ANTONIO DE LOURDES New York Times The well in San Antonio de Lourdes, a village in Guanajuato State in central Mexico, went dry years ago. The village itself, depleted by poverty and migration, seems to be ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 08:51

  14. Half of Rural Kenyans Lack Toilets: Report

    20 May 2016- 08:49 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Almost half of Kenyans living in rural areas do not have access to basic sanitation, a new report shows. A survey report launched on Wednesday in Nairobi by the Ministry of Health's ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 08:49

  15. Cambodian Opposition Questions Agriculture Minister Over Irrigation Fixes

    20 May 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH Cambodia Daily An opposition-led National Assembly commission questioned new Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon on Tuesday about his plans to fix an irrigation system that his spokesman conceded has left ...

    Local Press Report - 05/20/2016 - 08:47

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