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  1. Over 50 Million Chinese Drinking Water Polluted With Fluoride, Arsenic, Iodine

    23 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Approximately 50 million people in China are consuming drinking water that has unsafe levels of fluoride, arsenic or iodine, according to an expert from the country's Center for Disease ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/23/2015 - 10:17

  2. World Bank Approves Funds to Create Jobs in Agricultural Water Management

    23 Jun 2015- 09:57 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE The Financial The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved on June 22 an allocation of additional financing of US$12 million from the International Development Association for the Second Public ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:57

  3. Bulgaria Fails to Secure Extension for Rural Development Program Funds

    23 Jun 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report SOFIA Sofia News Agency Bulgaria has not been granted an extension of the deadline to use the money granted under the Rural Development Program 2007-2013, meaning that ongoing projects financed under the program ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:52

  4. Jamaican Sugar Cane Farmers Suffer Losses Due to Slow Pace of Irrigation Projects

    23 Jun 2015- 09:49 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The slow pace of Government's procurement process, which includes getting approval from the National Contracts Committee (NCC), is at the root of the situation under which some ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:49

  5. Flooding in Costa Rica Leads to Evacuations, Drinking Water Shortages

    23 Jun 2015- 09:45 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE Tico Times A total of 458 people were evacuated to six shelters in Costa Rica’s Caribbean and Northern regions due to flooding caused by heavy rains beginning over the weekend, the National Emergency ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:45

  6. HKND Says It Is Committed to Protecting Lake Nicaragua

    23 Jun 2015- 09:42 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Radio Cadena Agramonte The Chinese company HKND Group, concessionaire of the interoceanic canal project in Nicaragua, reiterated its commitment to the protection of the Cocibolca Lake, the largest in ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:42

  7. Khartoum Governor Removes Water Corporation Chief in Wake of Protests

    23 Jun 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report KHARTOUM Sudan Tribune The director general of Khartoum State Water Corporation (KSWC) has been relieved of his post following recent protests over water cuts in various parts of the Sudanese capital. The newly ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:38

  8. Heatwave in Pakistan's Sindh Province Leaves 224 Dead

    23 Jun 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report KARACHI BBC Some 224 people are now believed to have died during a heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province. Health officials say most of the deaths have been in the largest city, Karachi, which has ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:38

  9. Nairobi Slum Residents Get Water Through ATMs

    23 Jun 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report NAIROBI BBC Residents of the Mathare slum area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, are now able to access water through an ATM-style dispenser. People living in slums traditionally rely on vendors, who are expensive, ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:38

  10. Tanzanian-Designed Water Filter Wins Africa Innovation Award

    23 Jun 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report DAR ES SALAAM The Engineer A Tanzanian chemical engineer’s sand-based water filter that cleans contaminated drinking water using nanotechnology has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s first Africa Prize for ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:38

  11. Thai Irrigation Officials: Chao Phraya Dam Levels Below Crisis Point

    23 Jun 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post Irrigation officials expressed alarm Monday at the continued depletion of water in the Chao Phraya Dam after levels dropped further below the crisis point. Climate Food Security Scarcity ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:38

  12. World Bank Approves $188 Million to Repair Pakistan’s Guddu Barrage

    23 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The World Bank last week approved $188 million USD for repair and rehabilitation of the Guddu Barrage on the Indus River in Pakistan’s Sindh province. The funds will be used to improve the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/23/2015 - 09:59

  13. Italy Lends Honduras $36 Million for Nacaome Water Project

    23 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras The government of Honduras has signed a $36 million USD loan agreement with the Italian government to finance the country's Nacaome multipurpose water project. The project is worth a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/23/2015 - 09:59

  14. Bolivia Presents $556 Million Water and Sanitation Master Plan for Cochabamba

    23 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Water and Environment Ministry last week presented a water and sanitation master plan for the Cochabamba region, valued at $555.6 million USD. It is part of a wider regional ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/23/2015 - 09:59

  15. Egypt Receives Grand Renaissance Dam Studies

    23 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on June 22nd received reports on two studies of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. The studies by France’s BRL and Netherlands-based ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/23/2015 - 09:59

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