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  1. Coalition Blockade Cuts Off Fuel Supply, Threatens Water Provision in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

    12 May 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The blockade of Yemen by a Saudi-led Arab coalition has prevented fuel from reaching the country’s civilian population, which in turn has jeopardized water supply and healthcare provision, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/12/2015 - 10:10

  2. Egypt Allocates $307 Million for Water, Wastewater Projects

    12 May 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly this week announced that the government was allocating $307 million USD for drinking water and wastewater projects in 65 villages. The projects are being ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/12/2015 - 10:10

  3. Pakistan’s Punjab Province to Build 200 Kilometers of Irrigation Canals

    11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The Irrigation Department of Pakistan’s Punjab province wants to build 200-kilometers' worth of canals to provide water to nearly 81,000 hectares of cultivable land, a department official ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2015 - 10:13

  4. Most Packaged Water in Nigeria Does Not Undergo Quality Testing

    11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MAKURDI, Nigeria Over 95 percent of packaged water sold in Nigeria is never checked for quality, according to an official with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). During ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2015 - 10:13

  5. River Levels Expected to Increase in Bulgaria

    11 May 2015- 10:13 by Local Press Report SOFIA Focus Information Agency According to the information and weather forecast of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology with the Bulgarian Academy of Science, rain-showers, in certain places ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2015 - 10:13

  6. China Considers Measures to Encourage Private Investment in Water Pollution Projects

    11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China is considering a set of supportive policies to encourage private investment in projects aimed at addressing the country’s growing water pollution problems. The Ministry of Finance and the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2015 - 10:13

  7. Lithuania Seeks to Prevent Private Ownership of Water Bodies

    11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VILNIUS, Lithuania Lithuanian legislators have adopted amendments to the country's law on inland water that were proposed by Environment Minister Valentinas Mazuronis to prevent privatization of water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2015 - 10:13

  8. Santo Domingo Faces 100 Million Gallon Daily Water Deficit

    11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic The Water and Sewerage Corporation of Santo Domingo (CAASD) said last week that the water deficit in the Dominican capital has reached 100 million gallons per day as drought ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2015 - 10:13

  9. Peru Deploys Troops to Islay Province Amid Unrest Over Tia Maria Mine

    11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOLLENDO, Peru Peruvian troops have been deployed to the country’s southern Islay Province to “ensure control, maintain internal order and prevent acts of violence” after more than a month of protests over the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2015 - 10:13

  10. Danube Countries Show Uneven Progress Toward Water, Sanitation Goals

    11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria While there have been improvements over the past 15 years, countries in the Danube River basin have made uneven progress toward providing sustainable water and wastewater services for all of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2015 - 10:13

  11. Phosphate Spill Not Linked to Water Contamination in Egypt

    10 May 2015- 22:46 by Local Press Report QENA Nature Middle East The accident that discharged tonnes of phosphate into the Nile River does not have health or environmental implications, despite widespread fears. Officials said on Saturday that the barge ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2015 - 10:18

  12. Three Zarqa Desal Facilities Shut Down Due to Contamination

    10 May 2015- 22:36 by Local Press Report ZARQA Petra News Agency Health authorities in Zarqa Sunday shut down three water desalination plants on grounds of safety after contamination was detected at the facilities, according to local health officials. ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2015 - 10:18

  13. Trinidad and Tobago Commissions Water Supply Project

    10 May 2015- 22:38 by Local Press Report LAS LOMAS Trinidad and Tobago Newsday Minister of the Environment and Water Resources Ganga Singh announced that about 11, 000 residents, will benefit from a better quality of water following improvements to the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2015 - 10:18

  14. Pakistan Ahead of India in Improving Water and Sanitation: Study

    10 May 2015- 22:42 by Local Press Report CHAPEL HILL, NC Social Express News Pakistan has left India behind in improving water and sanitation access for its people, said the performance index released on Friday by the Water Institute at the University of ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2015 - 10:19

  15. Thai Prime Minister Suggests Farmers Build Wells

    10 May 2015- 22:43 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Thai Visa Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has suggested over the weekend that farmers should start to dredge water courses and dig wells to store rainwater during the rainy season. Access Scarcity Bangkok ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2015 - 10:20

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