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  1. 12 Percent of Thai Villages Predicted to Face Drought Next Spring

    18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand About 12 percent of Thailand’s villages are expected to face drought next March and April, Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda said this week. Paochinda said his ministry was ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2014 - 10:20

  2. Iraqi Forces Retake Key Northeastern Dam From IS Militants

    18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi government forces, joined by fighters from the Shia Badr Brigades, this week regained control of one of the country’s largest dams, Adhaim Dam in the northeast, from Islamic State (IS) ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2014 - 10:20

  3. Bolivia’s Misicuni Project Moves Forward, But Will Need to Be Expanded by 2020

    18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COCHABAMBA, Bolivia Bolivia’s Misicuni Company last week awarded four new contracts for the $128 million USD Misicuni Dam and multipurpose water project in the Cochabamba region. After a year of delays and the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2014 - 10:20

  4. India’s Tamil Nadu State Tells Kerala Not to Interfere With Dam Operations

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India The government of India’s Tamil Nadu state has ordered neighboring Kerala state not to interfere with the operations of the Mullaiperiyar Dam on the Cauvery River. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/17/2014 - 10:11

  5. Five People Killed in Tanzania as Farmers, Herders Clash Over Water

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Five people were killed last week in the Kiteto District in Tanzania’s Manyara Region as a result of clashes between farmers and pastoralists. According to Manyara Regional Police ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:19

  6. Colombian Authorities Begin Second Phase of Bogotá River Cleanup

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian authorities last week began the second phase of an ambitious program to clean up, dredge and redevelop the heavily polluted Bogotá River in the country’s central Cundinamarca ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/17/2014 - 10:11

  7. Guatemala City Authorities Lack Data on Water Use

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Metropolitan Guatemala City is facing a water crisis due to inequitable and disorganized supply, loss of water sources, a reduction in aquifer recharge, lack of water management ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:15

  8. Romania’s $11 Billion Rural Development Program to Modernize Water, Sewer Systems in Villages

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania will receive some $11.3 billion USD from the European Fund for Agriculture and Rural Development between 2014 and 2020, with the funds going toward agricultural development as well ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/17/2014 - 10:11

  9. China, US Climate Deal Includes Provision on Water

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by Local Press Report BEIJING Circle of Blue President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced on Wednesday new targets for reducing the amount of heat-trapping gases that their countries release into the atmosphere, a ...

    Local Press Report - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  10. Mountain People Need “Unified” Voice to Combat Climate Change

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Mountain communities need to come together to provide a “unified” voice in climate change adaptation discussions and to map new ways of sharing knowledge, increasing stakeholder engagement and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  11. Cauvery Delta Farmers Step Up Protests Against Karnataka Reservoir Plans

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India Farmers in India’s Cauvery River delta have vowed to step up their protests against Karnataka state’s plans to build two new reservoirs on the river at Mekedatu, saying the reservoirs will ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  12. New Report Criticizes Nigerian Government Response to Ogoniland Oil Pollution

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigerian NGO the Social Development Integrated Center (Social Action) this week released a new report that highlights serious shortcomings in the Nigerian government’s response to oil ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  13. Arequipa Authorities Declare Emergency at Water Utility Due to Contamination

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru Authorities in Peru’s Arequipa Region have declared a state of emergency at water company SEDAPAR after the Department of Environmental Health (DIGESA) found that water being supplied to the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  14. Growth of Urban Agriculture Puts Increased Strain on Water Resources: IWMI

    13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Global food production is increasingly taking place near urban and peri-urban areas, with some 456 million hectares-- about the size of the European Union-- falling within those parameters, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:14

  15. Romanian Prime Minister Changes His Tune on Shale Gas Ahead of Elections

    13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said last week that the country was postponing shale gas exploration activities, and claimed that there may not in fact be any shale reserves in Romania ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/13/2014 - 10:22

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