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  1. Indonesia to Prioritize Water Connections for Low-Income Families

    4 May 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report JAKARTA Antara News Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla affirmed that priority should be given to providing clean water connections to low-income families to reduce their living costs. The government has set a target to ...

    Local Press Report - 05/04/2016 - 08:53

  2. UN Agencies, Partners Aid Over 65,000 Quake Victims in Ecuador

    4 May 2016- 08:54 by Local Press Report QUITO Xinhua A three-day supply of food aid has reached more than 65,000 people in Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces in Ecuador, which was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 16. The UN Children's Fund ...

    Local Press Report - 05/04/2016 - 08:55

  3. Professor Gabriel Eckstein to Chair International Scientific Committee of the XVI World Water Congress

    4 May 2016- 08:57 by Local Press Report FORT WORTH, TX PR Newswire Given the impact of his research and scholarship, amassed over a twenty-year career as a lawyer and educator, Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Gabriel Eckstein was recently ...

    Local Press Report - 05/04/2016 - 08:57

  4. Locals Warned Against Using Athi River Water

    4 May 2016- 09:01 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Standard People living along River Athi were yesterday warned against using its water which has turned green due to pollution. Area leaders, who included Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi and Machakos Minority ...

    Local Press Report - 05/04/2016 - 09:01

  5. Gaza Sewage Crisis Now Threatens Israeli Beaches

    4 May 2016- 09:02 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV Arutz Sheva Gaza’s ongoing sewage problem is getting worse, experts warn, and the consequences could have direct impact on the lives of Israelis. Disasters Environment Health Innovation, Infrastructure & ...

    Local Press Report - 05/04/2016 - 09:02

  6. Malaysian Authorities Warn of Crackdown on Unregulated Water Extraction

    4 May 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PETALING JAYA, Malaysia Malaysian Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar on May 3rd announced additional restrictions on and enforcement of measures to regulate water extraction.  ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 10:03

  7. Brazilian Prosecutors File $44 Billion Lawsuit Against Vale, BHP Billiton Over Tailings Dam Disaster

    4 May 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian prosecutors this week filed a $44 billion USD civil lawsuit against miners Vale and BHP Billiton and their joint venture, Samarco, over the deadly tailings dam burst at Samarco’s iron ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 10:03

  8. Middle East, North Africa Could Become Uninhabitable Due to High Temperatures: Study

    3 May 2016- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The Middle East and North Africa could become uninhabitable by the end of this century due to rising temperatures, creating to a significant increase in climate refugees from the region, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 12:02

  9. Rio Authorities Find Wastewater Leakage at Olympic Rowing Venue

    3 May 2016- 11:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The Rio de Janeiro mayor’s office said this week that routine monitoring had detected wastewater leaks into the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, planned site of Olympic rowing and canoeing ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 11:28

  10. Cambodia’s Hun Sen Calls for Continued Assistance With Drought

    3 May 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 3 rd urged government authorities, the military and charitable organizations to continue providing assistance to those affected by the country’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 11:08

  11. Researchers Investigate Potential Antibiotic Contamination in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste River

    3 May 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIBERIA, Costa Rica Researchers from the University of Costa Rica and the National University are carrying out a study to determine whether the Guanacaste River is contaminated with antibiotics. They are ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 10:12

  12. Fighting Reported Near Svitlodarsk Reservoir in Eastern Ukraine

    3 May 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists was reported over the weekend near the Svitlodarsk reservoir, between the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. One ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 10:13

  13. Baia Mare Considers Cutting Water, Sewer Rates for Low-Income Families

    3 May 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAIA MARE, Romania The mayor of Baia Mare, capital of Romania’s Maramureș County, has proposed a 60 percent reduction in water and sewer rates for low-income families, effective this month. Under Mayor Cătălin ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 10:22

  14. Talas Seeks Tenders for Equipment for EBRD-Funded Water and Wastewater Project

    3 May 2016- 08:33 by Local Press Report TALAS European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Municipal Enterprise “Taza-Suu” of Talas City hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser”, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank ...

    Local Press Report - 05/03/2016 - 08:33

  15. WaterAid Trains Ex-Gangsters to Maintain WASH Facilities in Nicaragua

    3 May 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report BILWI Training Journal WaterAid and its partner AMEC (Aerobombas de Macate, meaning ‘Windpumps and Ropepumps’) have set up a practical scheme training students to become skilled young entrepreneurs in the field of ...

    Local Press Report - 05/03/2016 - 08:40

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