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  1. New Global Surface Water Exploration Tool

    14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report ISPRA Global Surface Water The European Commission Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with Google Switzerland GmbH, have developed a new water dataset in the framework of the Copernicus Programme. This maps the ...

    Local Press Report - 12/22/2016 - 10:19

  2. Sudan Diarrhea Outbreak: Death Toll Rises

    3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan The death toll has continued to rise in Sudan from an outbreak of watery diarrhea that officials have blamed on dirty water. Sudanese Health Minister Bahar Idris Abu Garda last week put the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2016 - 09:59

  3. Saudi Adsorption Desal and Cooling Facility Opens

    21 Sep 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The world’s first and largest seawater desalination and cooling plant has opened near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Adsorption Desalination and Cooling (ADC) will be used commercially in Saudi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/21/2016 - 11:34

  4. Africa Drought Leaves 14 Million Needing Food Aid: World Food Program

    12 Sep 2016- 07:12 by Local Press Report ROME Bloomberg The effects of a drought ravaging southern Africa is worsening and the number of people relying on food aid will double to 14.1 million by the end of the year, according to the United Nations World ...

    Local Press Report - 09/12/2016 - 10:39

  5. Pope Says Destroying the Environment Is a Sin

    2 Sep 2016- 11:21 by Local Press Report ROME The Guardian Pope Francis has called for urgent action to stop climate change and proposed that caring for the environment be added to traditional Christian works of mercy such as feeding the hungry and ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2016 - 11:42

  6. Restore Drylands to Combat Drought, Desertification, Land Degradation: FAO

    26 Jul 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The world’s drylands must be restored in order to cope with the effects of drought, desertification and land degradation, according to a study released last week by the United Nations’ Food and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/26/2016 - 10:05

  7. Italy’s Salini Impregilo Wins $3.9 Billion Contract for Tajikistan's Rogun Hydropower Plant

    1 Jul 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Italian industrial group Salini Impregilo has won a $3.9 billion USD contract to build the dam for Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The deal for the project was signed following a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2016 - 11:40

  8. UN Calls on International Community to Build Resilience, Food Security in Central America

    1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2016 - 10:07

  9. Italian Defense Minister in Iraq to Discuss Troop Deployment to Mosul Dam

    10 May 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti was in Iraq on April 9th to discuss logistics for deploying 450 Italian troops to the Mosul Dam, to protect workers carrying out repair work on the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 10:02

  10. US Calls for Urgent Action on Iraq’s Mosul Dam

    11 Mar 2016- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YOR, NY, United States US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power this week urged the international community to act collectively to repair the Mosul Dam in Iraq, which is in danger of collapsing. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/11/2016 - 10:51

  11. Pakistani Government Acquires Land for Long-Delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam

    7 Mar 2016- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has procured land for the long-delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam project, using $1 billion USD of its own resources. Work on the project is expected to start by the end of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/07/2016 - 10:48

  12. Mediterranean Drought Is Worst in 900 Years: NASA

    4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/04/2016 - 10:17

  13. Iraqi Water Minister Downplays Threat of Mosul Dam Collapse

    8 Feb 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq There is a only a “one in a thousand” chance that the Mosul Dam, the largest in Iraq, will collapse, Iraqi Minister of Water Resource Mohsin al Shammari said on February 6th. "This risk level ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/08/2016 - 10:08

  14. Iraq Awards Mosul Dam Repair Contract to Italy’s Trevi Group

    3 Feb 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi government on February 2nd awarded the contract to repair and maintain the Mosul Dam, the country’s largest, to Italy’s Trevi Group. The deal has yet to be signed, according to a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2016 - 10:03

  15. Shrinking Floodplains Mean Greater Flood Risk Throughout Europe: EEA

    2 Feb 2016- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Europe faces a fivefold increase in flood damage by 2050, and a 17-fold increase by 2080, due partly to increased rains resulting from climate change, but mostly to loss of natural ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/02/2016 - 11:05

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