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  1. EBRD Loan To Modernize Water, Wastewater Services In Five Romanian Counties

    18 Sep 2018- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Info LONDON, UK The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a new $29 Million USD loan to Romania’s regional operator of water and wastewater utility S.C. RAJA S.A. (RAJA). The loan agreement, sig ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 09/18/2018 - 11:41

  2. Kyrgyzstan Glacier Shrinkage: Climate Change Or Aggressive Mining?

    12 Sep 2018- 10:01 by Local Press Report OXFORD oDR The Central Asian state’s Tian Shan mountain range isn’t just home to shrinking glaciers. It’s also the site of an international mining operation. Kyrgyz ecologist Kaliya Moldogaziyeva comments about the ...

    Local Press Report - 09/12/2018 - 10:01

  3. Climate Variability Is "Key Driver" Of World Hunger: UN

    12 Sep 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to the United Nations’ annual ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/12/2018 - 07:31

  4. Meat-free Diet Is Most Effective Way To Reduce Water Footprint: Study

    12 Sep 2018- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Info ISPRA, Italy Eating a meat-free diet (no fish or meat, and healthy oils from crops rather than animal fat) is the most effective way of containing the water footprint, according to a new study by the European Commissio ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 09/12/2018 - 08:11

  5. Climate Change: "Far Too Many Leaders Have Refused To Listen", Says Guterres

    11 Sep 2018- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres has called on global leaders to rein in climate change faster. “If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/11/2018 - 09:36

  6. Water Sector Is "Starting Point" For EIB Sustainability Awareness Bond

    11 Sep 2018- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Info LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Investment Bank (EIB) issued its first Sustainability Awareness Bond September 6. The $578 Million USD (EUR 500 Million) funding builds on the EIB’s pioneering role unlocking investm ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 09/11/2018 - 11:26

  7. Harvard Endowment Fund Accused Of Land Grabs Causing Denial Of Indigenous People's Water Access

    11 Sep 2018- 08:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States An investigative report has accused Harvard University’s endowment fund of using an opaque corporate structure to acquire control of farmland across five continents during the past 10 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/11/2018 - 08:50

  8. Improved Water Management Breaks Vicious Cycles In Protracted Crisis Situations

    8 Sep 2018- 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States A World Bank-United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO joint discussion paper published August 28 finds that institutional failures to address water-related challenges can ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/08/2018 - 09:49

  9. World Bank Launches Initiative To Raise $3 Billion USD In Sustainable Development Bonds For Water Resources And Oceans

    8 Sep 2018- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States The World Bank has announced the launch of a Sustainable Development Bond series to raise awareness of the critical role of water and ocean resources. The bonds aim to raise at least $ ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/08/2018 - 11:23

  10. 19 Percent Of Global GDP Comes From Watersheds With High To Very High Water Risk

    31 Aug 2018- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Nearly a quarter of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Asia and a fifth of the GDP in Africa lies within watersheds with high to very high water risk according to a new WWF Report.  "Valu ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/31/2018 - 09:15

  11. Stockholm's World Water Week Highlights Water, Ecosystems, Human Development

    8 Sep 2018- 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockholm's annual water event, World Water Week, concluded August 31. The conference, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), attracted more than 3,600 participa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/08/2018 - 10:33

  12. WWF Issues New Water Stewardship Brief

    22 Aug 2018- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Info GENEVA, Switzerland International NGO WWF this week released an “update” of its 2013 Water Stewardship Brief paper. The initial document outlined a vision of water stewardship, but was also intended to be a roadmap for ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 08/22/2018 - 09:42

  13. Tajikistan Will "Not Leave Its Neighbors Without Water": Prez

    22 Aug 2018- 09:38 by Local Press Report TASHKENT UZ Daily Tajikistan has no time to leave its neighbors without water as confirmed by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon after talks with the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. “On the cont ...

    Local Press Report - 08/22/2018 - 09:38

  14. Future Fracking Practices Will Require Far More Water Than Previously Estimated

    19 Aug 2018- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DURHAM, United States A dramatic increase in fracking's water footprint in the United States from 2011 to 2016 indicates that future hydraulic fracturing practices will require far more water than previou ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/19/2018 - 08:34

  15. Coastal Europe Must Adapt To Avoid "Catastrophic Flooding" This Century

    15 Aug 2018- 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Coastal Europe faces unprecedented flood risk unless timely adaptation measures are taken, according to new research. Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europ ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/15/2018 - 08:11

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