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  1. South African Intelligence: Mossad Tried to Dry up Nile

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by Local Press Report PRETORIA Ynet News A batch of leaks by al-Jazeera and the Guardian today report that Israel tried to cause drought in Egypt. A paper on Mossad reportedly drafted by the South African State Security Agency (SSA) ...

    Local Press Report - 02/26/2015 - 17:58

  2. IOC Chief Quizzed on Irrigation for Golf During Drought

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Bloomberg International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was taken aback when Rio de Janeiro students asked him to justify irrigation for the new golf course for the 2016 games while adjacent ...

    Local Press Report - 02/26/2015 - 09:56

  3. Sri Lanka Appoints Independent Committee to Evaluate Uma Oya Project

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed an independent committee to carry out a full assessment of the $529 million USD Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project. The committee is headed by ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/26/2015 - 09:46

  4. Radioactive Water Leak at Fukushima Went Unreported for Months: TEPCO

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, admitted this week that it had known since last April that radioactive water was leaking ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/26/2015 - 09:46

  5. 400 Kyrgyz Villages Lack Water Supply Networks: Official

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Three hundred ninety-six villages in Kyrgyzstan lack water supply networks altogether, and the networks in another 725 villages are in need of rehabilitation, a high-ranking Kyrgyz official ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/26/2015 - 09:46

  6. WHO Warns That Cholera Outbreak in Syria Is Likely

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that a cholera outbreak is likely in Syria in the coming months due to poor water and sanitation access, which has plummeted as a result of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/26/2015 - 09:46

  7. Ekwendeni De-Linked From Mzuzu to Save Water

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MZUZU, Malawi Malawi’s Northern Region Water Board (NWRB) has decided to de-link the Ekwendeni trading center from the city of Mzuzu as a short-term measure to save water stored at the Lunyangwa Dam. Lunyangwa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/26/2015 - 09:46

  8. Ghana Postpones Inauguration of Teshie-Nungua Desalination Plant Over Quality Issues

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ACCRA, Ghana The Ghanaian government has indefinitely postponed commissioning of the Teshie-Nungua desalination plant after local residents reported that water flowing through their taps is salty. President ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/26/2015 - 09:46

  9. Bucaramanga Wastewater Contaminates Rivers in Colombia’s Santander Department

    26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCARAMANGA, Colombia Untreated wastewater from the Bucaramanga metropolitan area in Colombia’s northeastern Santander department is contaminating nearby rivers and destroying wildlife, an environmental NGO ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/27/2015 - 11:29

  10. Bulgarian President Calls for Reform in Water Sector

    25 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report SOFIA Balkans.com Business News “Reform in the water sector cannot postponed further as this is not good for the Bulgarian towns and villages and the European Commission (EC) will be uncompromising towards Bulgaria ...

    Local Press Report - 02/25/2015 - 09:28

  11. Romania Fines Oil Company for River Pollution

    25 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Romania Insider The Arges Environmental Guard fined oil & gas company OMV Petrom with EUR 22,400 ($25,000 USD). Another local institution sanctioned the same operator with almost EUR 8,000 ($9,000 USD ...

    Local Press Report - 02/25/2015 - 09:27

  12. Ultrafiltration Plant Almost Complete in Azerbaijan

    25 Feb 2015- 09:26 by Local Press Report BAKU International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly Azerbaijan's national water operator Azersu OJSC has entered the final stages in its construction of a 520,000 m³/d ultrafiltration plant at ...

    Local Press Report - 02/25/2015 - 09:26

  13. Statkraft Acquires Majority Stake in Chilean Hydropower Firm

    25 Feb 2015- 09:25 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Yahoo Finance Statkraft has signed an agreement to buy a majority stake in the listed Chilean hydropower company Empresa Eléctrica Pilmaiquén S.A. («Pilmaiquén»). The agreement initially includes the ...

    Local Press Report - 02/25/2015 - 09:25

  14. Flooding in Bolivia Displaces 4,000

    25 Feb 2015- 09:24 by Local Press Report COBIJA BBC News Flooding has forced more than 4,000 people from their homes in the town of Cobija in northern Bolivia after the river Acre burst its banks. Heavy rains have also caused the nearby river Tahuamanu to ...

    Local Press Report - 02/25/2015 - 09:24

  15. UAE Funding Large Water Infrastructure Project in Somalia

    25 Feb 2015- 09:23 by Local Press Report HARGEISA The National The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has launched a project for the extraction of water and construction of the longest pipeline to provide water to the population in the Hargeisa region ...

    Local Press Report - 02/25/2015 - 09:23

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