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  1. Taiwan Drafts Amendment to Water Pollution Control Act

    20 Nov 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) this week announced draft amendments to its Water Pollution Control Act. The amendments include a tax on wastewater discharges from science ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/26/2014 - 12:01

  2. Costs of Sonora Mine Spill to Exceed $1.48 Billion

    20 Nov 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The remediation costs for damage to land and water caused by a copper sulfate spill from a mine in Mexico's Sonora State last August is expected to exceed $1.48 billion USD, according ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/26/2014 - 12:03

  3. China Publishes Action Plan to Protect Lakes

    19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government this week published an action plan, originally approved by the State Council last December, that outlines measures to be taken to protect some 365 lakes across the country ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 10:47

  4. Kenya Invests in Public Education to Improve Sanitation

    19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya will channel more resources to behavioral change campaigns, in order to improve sanitation at the household and community level, officials said during events to mark World Toilet Day on ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 10:47

  5. WFP Scales Back Food Aid for Refugees in Kenya

    19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The UN World Food Program (WFP) on November 14th announced that due to budget constraints, it was reducing food aid to Somali and South Sudanese refugees living in Kenya by 50 percent. Officials ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 10:47

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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