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  1. Malaysian Industries Warn That Water Rationing Will Affect Economy

    26 Apr 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA TODAY Online Industries in Malaysia are warning the hot spell, expected to last until September, will impact the nation’s economy. They say productivity levels will fall as certain sectors will be hit ...

    Local Press Report - 04/26/2016 - 08:56

  2. Japan to Use Local Water Data to Locate Vacant Houses

    26 Apr 2016- 08:54 by Local Press Report KAGOSHIMA Japan News In an effort to more effectively locate vacant houses, whose numbers are rapidly increasing, the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry started this month investigating a method ...

    Local Press Report - 04/26/2016 - 08:54

  3. KFAED Provides $30 Million for Small Hydropower Projects in Cuba

    26 Apr 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY International Water Power & Dam Construction The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has approved a loan of around US$30 million to the Government of the Republic of Cuba to help build ...

    Local Press Report - 04/26/2016 - 08:53

  4. Enormous Coral Reef Discovered at Mouth of the Amazon River

    26 Apr 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report SÃO LUÍS The Independent Scientists have discovered an enormous coral reef that stretches for more than 600 miles at the mouth of the Amazon River. Climate Ecosystems Pollution SÃO LUÍS Brazil ...

    Local Press Report - 04/26/2016 - 08:50

  5. World Bank, AfDB Provide $210 Million for Shire River Irrigation Program

    26 Apr 2016- 08:51 by Local Press Report LILONGWE Nyasa Times World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have together pumped in US$210 million to fund the largest irrigation scheme in southern Africa, the Shire River Irrigation scheme. Ministry ...

    Local Press Report - 04/26/2016 - 08:51

  6. Brazil Suspends Environmental License for Amazon Dam

    26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Brazilian government on April 22nd suspended the environmental license for the 6.1-gigawatt, $8.3 billion USD São Luiz do Tapajós hydropower dam on the Tapajós River, due to its potential ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/26/2016 - 10:08

  7. Panama’s Alhajuela Reservoir Drying Up Amid Severe Drought

    26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama The Alhajuela Reservoir, which provides 40 percent of the water used by the Panama Canal and supplies drinking water to 1.9 million Panamanians, has shrunk significantly due to ongoing ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/26/2016 - 10:08

  8. Romanian Government Considers “First Bathroom” Program

    26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Deputy Aurelia Cristea has proposed that the government initiate a national “First Bathroom” program aimed at improving sanitation access, particularly in rural areas of the country ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/26/2016 - 10:08

  9. Nepal Quake Affected Springs in Himalayan Foothills: Study

    25 Apr 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A year after two major earthquakes devastated the Himalayan nation, many people in Nepal are threatened with the loss of the mountain springs that have been their main water sources. A study ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/25/2016 - 10:57

  10. India Establishes New Center for the Ganga River Basin

    25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian federal water ministry, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IITK), has established a new Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies that ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/25/2016 - 10:31

  11. Antigua Reservoirs Not Replenished Despite Recent Rains

    25 Apr 2016- 08:06 by Local Press Report ST. JOHN'S Antigua Observer Climatologist Dale Destin says last week’s rains have fallen short of the amount needed to end the nation’s long running drought. Unfortunately, much of that rain did not fall in ...

    Local Press Report - 04/25/2016 - 08:06

  12. Declining Water Levels at Linggiu Reservoir Could Threaten Singapore's Water Exports

    25 Apr 2016- 08:08 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Channel News Asia With the water level in Linggiu Reservoir in Johor rapidly falling to historic lows, the scenario where Singapore would be unable to import any water from its neighbours before the ...

    Local Press Report - 04/25/2016 - 08:08

  13. Saudi King Replaces Water Minister

    25 Apr 2016- 08:10 by Local Press Report RIYADH The National Saudi Arabia’s King Salman fired the water and electricity minister following public complaints over a surge in prices less than six months after the government cut generous utility subsidies. ...

    Local Press Report - 04/25/2016 - 08:10

  14. 20 Percent of Rural Areas in Malawi Lack Clean Water

    25 Apr 2016- 08:12 by Local Press Report MARIENTAL The Namibian More than 20% of people living in rural areas do not have access to sources of clean water. The director of rural water supply and sanitation, Leopold Niipare, made this revelation while ...

    Local Press Report - 04/25/2016 - 08:12

  15. Failure to Prepare for Climate-Induced Natural Disasters Will Have "Inconceivably Bad" Consequences: UNISDR

    25 Apr 2016- 08:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA The Guardian The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian ...

    Local Press Report - 04/25/2016 - 08:17

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