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  1. UN Sends Team to Help Clean Up Oil Spill in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans Delta

    19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) international emergency response system, sent a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/19/2014 - 10:35

  2. Bangladesh Launches Clean-Up in Sundarbans Delta

    16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh this week launched a clean-up of the country’s Sundarbans Delta, in the wake of an extensive oil spill. The spill, which happened early on December 9th, occurred after a tanker ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/16/2014 - 22:00

  3. Bangladesh Environment Ministry Wants Shela River Route Shut Down

    15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by Local Press Report DHAKA bdnews24.com Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) suggestion comes nearly a week after an oil-tanker sank there spilling 350,000 litres of furnace oil. Officials say the oil has spread over 50 ...

    Local Press Report - 12/15/2014 - 10:36

  4. Oil Spill Threatens Dolphin Sanctuary in Bangladesh

    10 Dec 2014- 10:31 by Local Press Report DHAKA BBC News The Bangladeshi navy has sent four ships to deal with an oil spill from a crashed tanker that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary. The tanker, believed to be carrying 350,000 litres (75,000 ...

    Local Press Report - 12/10/2014 - 10:31

  5. Desalination Plant Fire Leads to Drinking Water Shortage in the Maldives

    8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MALE, Maldives A major fire at a desalination plant operated by the Male Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) has led to water shortages in the Maldives’ capital city, Male, over the past several days. Maldivian ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2014 - 09:41

  6. World Water Congress: Dr. David Molden Looks Forward to Scotland

    7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/07/2014 - 10:31

  7. H&M Improves Water Stewardship in Bangladesh

    31 Oct 2014- 10:48 by Local Press Report DHAKA The Guardian The textile sector is a powerhouse for Bangladesh contributing more than 80% of export earnings and employing 3.6 million people, of which 85% are women. But the sector also has impacts on the ...

    Local Press Report - 10/31/2014 - 10:48

  8. Saltwater Contaminates Drinking Water in Bangladesh

    30 Oct 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report DHAKA SciDevNet Salt water has contaminated the drinking water in the Dacope district, a coastal region of Bangladesh. The increase in salinity, linked to rising sea levels associated with climate change, threatens ...

    Local Press Report - 10/30/2014 - 10:08

  9. New Methods to Reduce Arsenic in Well Water in Bangladesh

    15 Oct 2014- 10:22 by Local Press Report STOCKHOLM Medical Press Arsenic poisoning is widespread in Bangladesh, where ground water is contaminated by runoff from the Himalayas. Now researchers have developed two simple and cheap methods that well drillers ...

    Local Press Report - 10/15/2014 - 10:22

  10. USAID, NASA to Use Satellite Imagery in Lower Mekong Region

    6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2014 - 10:35

  11. Bangladeshi Utility, South Korean Firm Sign Supply Deal

    26 Sep 2014- 09:44 by Local Press Report DHAKA Prothom Alo Dhaka WASA on Thursday signed a deal with a South Korean company to implement a 15-crore litre water project, aiming to supply water to Dhaka's Mirpur. Dhaka WASA managing director Taqsem A ...

    Local Press Report - 09/26/2014 - 09:44

  12. Indian, Bangladeshi Officials Fail to Make Progress on Teesta Deal During Bilateral Talks

    26 Sep 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India and Bangladesh failed to make progress toward an agreement on sharing the waters of the Teesta River and signing the Land Boundary Agreement during their third Consultative Commission ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/26/2014 - 10:08

  13. World Cannot Solve Poverty Without Solving Water, Sanitation: Clinton Global Initiative

    24 Sep 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The world’s poverty problems cannot be solved unless the issues of water and sanitation access are addressed, participants heard during a session on sanitation, held as part of the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/24/2014 - 10:45

  14. Bangladeshi Factory Worker Dead After Drinking Contaminated Water

    22 Sep 2014- 09:36 by Local Press Report DHAKA Northern Voices Online A female worker died and scores of others fell sick after drinking water at their factory in Bangladesh Saturday. “We have come to know that a female worker died and some 100 workers ...

    Local Press Report - 09/22/2014 - 09:36

  15. Bangladeshi Government Formulates New Water Policy

    11 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The Bangladeshi government is planning to put together a new water policy, in line with the water law enacted last year, Bangladeshi Water Resource Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud announced this ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/11/2014 - 10:31

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