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  1. OOSKAnews Talks- Francois Munger, Director, Geneva Water Hub: "A Matter of Survival"- One Year On

    1 Nov 2018- 12:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden On the first anniversary of publication of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace Report “A Matter of Survival”, OOSKAnews caught up with François Munger, Director of the Geneva Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/06/2018 - 10:34

  2. Somalia Cholera Outbreak Hits Internal Displaced Persons

    12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organization The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 24 to 30 September, 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative to ...

    Local Press Report - 10/12/2018 - 10:11

  3. Urgent Action Required To Preserve Wetlands

    27 Sep 2018- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests with severe consequences for our future unless urgent action is taken to ensure their survival, warns a new report by the Ramsar Co ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/27/2018 - 06:40

  4. Senegal Joins Transboundary Water Convention

    20 Sep 2018- 07:23 by OOSKAnews Info GENEVA, Switzerland Senegal has become the second country outside the pan-European region to sign the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). In do ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 09/20/2018 - 07:23

  5. 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

  6. More Afghans Displaced By Drought Than Conflict, UN says

    11 Sep 2018- 11:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA Reuters A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan- 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year- with over two million threatened by the effects of water s ...

    Local Press Report - 09/11/2018 - 11:50

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. OOSKAnews Voices- Stuart Orr, WWF: Unprecedented Wave Of New Dams Could Spell Disaster Far Beyond Laos

    27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/27/2018 - 10:03

  10. WMO Emphasizes Importance Of Data In Water Management

    29 Jun 2018- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Info GENEVA, Switzerland The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is revamping its strategy on water in order to address unprecedented challenges posed by water stress, floods and droughts and lack of access to clean sup ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 07/05/2018 - 12:32

  11. WMO Seeks Improved Water Supply Data And Monitoring Systems

    8 May 2018- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The World Meterological Organization (WMO) this week (7-9 May) convened the agency’s “HydroConference”in Geneva, Switzerland with the aim of seeking solutions to manage water more sustainabl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:18

  12. Lake Geneva Contaminated By Plastics Causing Hazardous Levels Of Bromide, Cadmium, Mercury, Lead

    19 Apr 2018- 08:59 by OOSKAnews Info Xinhua Switzerland's Lake Geneva is susceptible to the same plastic waste problems as the world's oceans, scientists said April 18. A study, published in Frontiers in Environmental Science, was conducted by s ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 07/05/2018 - 10:28

  13. Chad Joins UNECE Water Convention

    28 Feb 2018- 11:27 by Local Press Report Geneva UNECE Chad has become the first country outside the pan-European region to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) serviced ...

    Local Press Report - 02/28/2018 - 11:27

  14. UNICEF Seeks $3.6 Billion USD in Emergency Assistance for 48 Million Children

    31 Jan 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report GENEVA UNICEF Press Centre UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countrie ...

    Local Press Report - 01/31/2018 - 07:24

  15. Water is THE Planetary Risk, Davos! “Enough Said”.

    23 Jan 2018- 05:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland     OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/23/2018 - 05:59

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