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  1. Chinese Tech Company in Talks to Export Drinking Water From Lake Baikal

    18 Jul 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm LeEco is holding talks with the government of Russia’s Irkutsk region on a plan to export drinking water from Lake Baikal to China. LeEco officials and Irkutsk Governor ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 11:03

  2. Jordan Approves New Projects Under Response Plan to Syrian Crisis

    18 Jul 2016- 09:08 by Local Press Report AMMAN Petra News Agency The Cabinet has approved a new package of projects listed in the Jordan Response Plan (JRP) to the Syrian crisis, proposed by donors, UN agencies and NGOs, Minister of Planning and ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:08

  3. SIWW 2016: Concluding Reflections

    18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE The Closing Plenary at Singapore International Water Week, chaired by Affordable Water Executive Director Marian Savill, offered an opportunity for six leaders of each of the Hot Topics streams to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 10:30

  4. Thiruvananthapuram Invites Tenders for $15 Million Worth of Water, Sewage Projects

    18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India The city of Thiruvananthapuram, capital of India’s Kerala state, has invited international companies to bid for $15 million USD worth of water supply and sewage projects under the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 10:30

  5. North Korean Province Faces Water, Sanitation Issues

    18 Jul 2016- 09:14 by Local Press Report SARIWON Daily NK Despite the onset of the rainy season in North Korea, the dire state of the water supply system in North Hwanghae Province means that many of its inhabitants still face inaccessibility to and ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:14

  6. BHP Billiton Says Samarco Iron Ore Mine Unlikely to Reopen This Year

    18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia The Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais is unlikely to reopen this year, Samarco co-owner BHP Billiton acknowledged last week. The Australian miner said it may not be able to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 22:46

  7. Jamaican Education Ministry Welcomes Water Supply Project

    18 Jul 2016- 09:15 by Local Press Report ST. ELIZABETH Jamaica Observer Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green has welcomed the breaking of ground for the installation of 4.6 kilometres of pipeline on the ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:15

  8. Cholera Cases Continue to Decline in Zanzibar

    18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZANZIBAR, Tanzania Zanzibar has seen a further decline in cholera cases this during this month’s Eid el Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, according to the Ministry of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 10:30

  9. AfDB Approves $6.5 Million Grant for Water Supply in South Sudan

    18 Jul 2016- 09:21 by Local Press Report JUBA CPI Financial The EUR 5.9 million grant from the Transition Support Facility-Trust Fund will go to improve water supply that would benefit 230,000 people in Juba, the AfdB said in a statement. Access Conflict ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:21

  10. Namibia Appeals for Help With Drought

    18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia has appealed to the international community for assistance following President Hage Geingob’s declaration last month of a state of emergency due to drought. Prime Minister Saara ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 10:30

  11. Iran Considers $12 Billion Investment in Water Projects

    18 Jul 2016- 09:24 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Trend News Agency Iran plans to invest at least $12 billion in its sewage and water systems, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian has said. Addressing a number of representatives of British companies ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:24

  12. Iran's Ancient Water Channels Included on UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List

    18 Jul 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting for its 40th session since July 10 in Turkey, inscribed eleven qanats in Iran on the World Heritage List. Qanat is a gently sloping underground ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:27

  13. UNESCO Recognizes Iraq’s Al Ahwar Marshes

    18 Jul 2016- 09:29 by Local Press Report IRBIL Rudaw Iraq’s al-Ahwar marshes, which were once drained by Saddam Hussein, have been added to the World Heritage List by the UN’s culture agency UNESCO. The marshes are located south of Qurna, where the Tigris ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:29

  14. Singapore to Supply Additional Potable Water to Malaysia's Johor

    18 Jul 2016- 09:32 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Channel NewsAsia Singapore has begun supplying Johor additional potable water following an urgent request by Badan Kawalselia Air Johor (BAKAJ), said PUB on Sunday (Jul 17). Access Scarcity Transnational ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:32

  15. World Bank Group Sanctions Kenyan Company for Fraud in Water, Sanitation Improvement Project

    18 Jul 2016- 09:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Bank Between April – June 30, 2016, the World Bank Group debarred four companies and one individual involved in sanctionable misconduct relating to projects in Mongolia, Vietnam, Argentina, ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:37

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