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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Thailand Halts Water Releases From Eight Dams

    13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Irrigation Department announced this week that it was halting water releases from eight dams whose water levels have reached critical lows. The water was being sent to off-season ...

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

  7. Zimbabwe’s Bankrupt Water Authority Delays Border Town Projects

    13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Water projects the Zimbabwe-South Africa border town of Beitbridge have stalled because the cash-strapped Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has failed to release funding, officials ...

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

  8. Business Leader Calls for Protection of Atoyac River

    13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The Mexican government should intervene to prevent pollution of the Atoyac River by supportng industries and purchasing water treatment plants, according to Erich Junghanns Diestel, ...

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

  9. Costa Rica on Yellow Alert Due to Volcanic Activity

    13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Turrialba, Jiménez, Alvarado, Oreamuno and Cartago cantons in Costa Rica remained on yellow alert this week in the wake of the Turrialba Volcano’s recent eruption. Last week, ash ...

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

  10. Kenya Stops Withdrawing Extra Volumes From Thuchi River

    13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) this week stopped extracting extra volumes of water from the Thuchi River, in order to prevent the water body from drying up now that the $7.6 ...

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

  11. World Water Risks Can Also Offer Business Opportunities: aquaNOW Audience

    12 Nov 2014- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom Many of the water risks that businesses face today also offer opportunities, especially for companies working in the water industry, panelists said during the second aquaNOW ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/12/2014 - 21:39

  12. Studies Find Poor Water Quality in Romania’s Ialomita County

    12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SLOBOZIA, Romania The Public Health Department in Romania’s Ialomita County has reported water quality issues in the county’s main urban areas, including the county seat, Slobozia. The department analyzed ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/12/2014 - 11:00

  13. Indian Water Minister Calls for Quick Action on River-Linking Project

    12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Indian Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti this week called on the country’s Parliament and state governments to quickly implement the Inter-Linking of Rivers (ILR) project. The ILR project, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/12/2014 - 11:00

  14. Pipe Burst Leaves 100,000 Thousand Without Water in Paraguay

    12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASUNCION, Paraguay A damaged pipeline in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion, last week left over 100,000 people without water. The incident affected 13 areas of the capital for several days. It also coincided ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/12/2014 - 11:00

  15. Tanzanian Farmers Learn Modern Management Techniques to Avoid Water Conflicts

    12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOROGORO, Tanzania Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture has launched a project to help farmers manage dwindling water supplies and avoid conflicts. The project, “Strengthening the capacity for climate ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/12/2014 - 13:14

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