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  1. Syria Fighting Derails Plans to Fix Damaged Damascus Water Source

    16 Jan 2017- 04:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS The Syrian army and allied militia clashed with rebels near Damascus on Sunday, threatening to disrupt planned repairs to a pumping station that supplies most of the capital's water, a war ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:57

  2. Israelis and PA to Talk Water After Six-Year Freeze

    16 Jan 2017- 04:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM Palestinians and Israelis on Sunday agreed to renew activities of the Joint Water Committee after a six-year freeze that has made it difficult to advance projects to benefit Palestinians and Israelis ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:58

  3. Toilets for Tourists: Public Toilets in China Get Rated

    16 Jan 2017- 04:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING Smog and corruption are among the problems that the Chinese government has vowed to combat. Now another problem is in the authorities' cross hairs: unsightly toilets. The China National Tourism ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:30

  4. Nestlé invests in Pakistani mango sector sustainability

    16 Jan 2017- 04:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Lahore Nestlé Pakistan has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) that will see it give financial backing to mango growers who employ drip irrigation systems, while also partnering with a leading research ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:28

  5. Why Shell's Bodo oil spill still hasn't been cleaned up

    16 Jan 2017- 04:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON In January 2015, Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay £55m in compensation to thousands of residents of Bodo, a fishing community in the Niger Delta. Their livelihoods had been devastated by two oil spills ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:26

  6. Oman’s Qurayyat desalination plant complete

    16 Jan 2017- 04:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUSCAT Muscat Water, a joint venture between Al Sulaimi Group Holding and AquaSwiss AG, has completed the construction of its water desalination plant in Qurayat. The plant will produce 8,000 cubic metres of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:12

  7. Health officials fear drought might ignite cholera outbreak in Kisumu Read

    16 Jan 2017- 04:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KISUMU County Health Chief Officer Ojwang Lusi  has warned of a looming cholera outbreak in Kisumu as residents and livestock jostle for water due to a prolonged dry spell in the area that has reduced many ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:25

  8. Mass of farm water to be dedicated to Lake Urmia restoration

    16 Jan 2017- 04:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN Mehr News Agency  quotes deputy energy minister Rahim Meidani saying that approximately 1.2 billion cubic meters of water per year will be led to Lake Urmia following a 40% reduction in agricultural ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:23

  9. UN: interruption of water supply in Syria a war crime

    16 Jan 2017- 04:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PITTSBURGH, PA In   Jurist 20, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland is reported as saying on Thursday that the interruption of water that has left millions of Syrians without clean ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:22

  10. Dam to Increase Flow in Bagmati River

    16 Jan 2017- 04:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU The Himalayan Times reports that the Nepal government has proposed to construct a 100 m high dam in Shivapuri Dhap to increase water flow in the Bagmati River. The High Powered Committee for ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:20

  11. Kazakh Biologist Draws International Attention to Water Issues

    16 Jan 2017- 04:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA As a finalist in FameLab 2016,   the biggest science communication competition in the world  held at the  Natural History Museum in London, Aiman  Temirova presented  a low-cost water treatment option ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:20

  12. Fears Mount as Yom's Levels Drop

    16 Jan 2017- 04:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK The Bangkok Post reports that rice farmers and irrigation officials have become gravely concerned over a drought that looks set to hit farmland in the North and upper Central regions, following a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:18

  13. Waterborne Diseases Threaten Children in Damascus: UN

    16 Jan 2017- 04:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS Press TV reports that the United Nations has warned that water shortage poses a serious threat to children in the Syrian capital of Damascus as a consequence of the recent cuts by the Damascus Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:31

  14. Cauvery Water Issue: Tamil Nadu seeks Compensation from Karnataka

    16 Jan 2017- 04:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI The Indian Express reports that on December 9, the apex court upheld its constitutional power and right to hear appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, against the 2007 Cauvery Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:17

  15. Syrian Air Strikes Resume: Affect on Damascus Water Source

    16 Jan 2017- 04:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The Middle East Eye reports that air strikes escalated on Sunday in a rebel-held valley near Damascus containing the Syrian capital's main water supply, a day after rebels and the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:16

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