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  1. Drought Drives Up Food Prices in Colombia

    11 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Crops losses due to ongoing drought have driven up food prices in Colombia by as much as 80 percent, according to local media. The country’s Agriculture Ministry said water shortages have ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/11/2016 - 10:01

  2. World Bank Offers Guidance on Integrating WASH and Nutrition

    10 Feb 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) can be a key factor in addressing the problem of undernutrition, according to new guidance from the World Bank. Undernutrition causes an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 11:03

  3. Illegal Mining in Colombia Contaminates 13 Billion Liters Per Year

    10 Feb 2016- 10:32 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Latin American Herald Tribune The Colombian national ombudsman’s office said that even as the Andean nation suffers a drought, illegal mining activity annually contaminates 13 billion liters (3.4 billion ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:32

  4. Armenia to Release Water Atlas

    10 Feb 2016- 10:27 by Local Press Report YEREVAN ARKA News Agency The Water Atlas of Armenia will be released in the next 2-3 years, according to Magda Avetisyan, the coordinator of a USAID-supported Advanced Science and Partnerships for Integrated ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:27

  5. Mombasa May Be Unable to Settle Past-Due Water Bills

    10 Feb 2016- 10:24 by Local Press Report MOMBASA The Star The Mombasa assembly has received a report on the water shortage that hit the county from last month. The report was tabled last week by the Water, Environment and Natural Resources department. It ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:25

  6. Malaysia's Penang State Pushes for Raw Water Project

    10 Feb 2016- 10:16 by Local Press Report GEORGE TOWN The Star The Penang Government wants raw water and not treated water from Perak. Penang Water Supply Corpo-ration (PBAPP) chief executive officer Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa also said that PBAPP wanted the ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:16

  7. Deal on Managing Turkey-Cyprus Water Project Almost Complete: Officials

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey A final agreement on managing the project to transfer water from Turkey to parched northern Cyprus via an undersea pipeline is “99 percent complete,” Turkish Cypriot officials said this week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  8. Irrigation Ministers From Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Discuss Contract for Dam Studies

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on February 10th to look over the technical offers submitted by French consultancies BRL Group ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  9. TEPCO Ready to Start Freezing Ground to Curb Groundwater Flow Into Fukushima Nuclear Plant

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, on February 9th finished installing equipment to freeze the ground around the facility ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  10. India’s NABARD to Raise $13 Billion From World Bank, ADB

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) plans to raise $13 billion USD in the form of loans from foreign lenders for irrigation projects in 10 states. The Indian ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  11. New Danube Management Plan Endorsed

    10 Feb 2016- 10:03 by Local Press Report VIENNA United Nations Information Service Cleaner, healthier and safer waters for everyone to enjoy are the objective of two new management plans for the Danube River Basin that were endorsed in Vienna today. The ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:03

  12. Mozambique Needs $500 Million for Water Network Expansion

    10 Feb 2016- 10:04 by Local Press Report MAPUTO Macau Hub The government of Mozambique needs US$500 million to finance expansion programmes for the country’s water supply network and reduce the current coverage deficit across the country, reported the ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:04

  13. Thailand Must Plan Water Resources Management, Agricultural Production

    10 Feb 2016- 10:05 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Government of Thailand Drought conditions pose a great threat to Thailand, so it needs to manage water resources to prevent water shortages in the long run. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha stated ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:05

  14. Rio Governor Wants to Use Environmental Fund for Civil Servants' Pensions

    10 Feb 2016- 10:08 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Associated Press The Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund being used to clean up waterways before the upcoming Olympics to cover shortfalls in civil ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:08

  15. Pipeline Leak Halts Milling at Los Bronces Mine in Chile

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters Anglo American Plc said on Tuesday that a milling plant at its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile remained closed after a leak was detected on Sunday in a pipe carrying ground ore mixed with water. ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

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