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  1. 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

  2. Sri Lanka to Start Desalinating Seawater Next Year

    11 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Next year, Sri Lanka will start desalinating seawater as part of an effort to supply the entire country year-round, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said during a public gathering in Uva Province ...

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

  3. World Bank to Lend Sri Lanka $83 Million for Dam Safety

    21 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The World Bank is providing an extra $83 million USD to help Sri Lanka expand a program to improve safety at high-risk dams throughout the country. “Considering that water is a key natural ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/21/2014 - 10:08

  4. South Asia Aims to Become Open Defecation Free by 2023

    29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal At the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), which concluded on in Kathmandu, on October 24, governments from eight South Asian countries committed themselves to becoming an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/29/2013 - 10:03

  5. Tourism Sector Needs Better Water Preservation Efforts: UNWTO

    30 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MALÉ, Maldives The need for greater global efforts in water management, particularly preservation, was highlighted last week by participants in an event to mark the United Nations-designated World Tourism Day ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/30/2013 - 10:02

  6. Nepal Government Declares First Open Defecation Free District

    9 Sep 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal The government of Nepal announced this week that it plans to declare Bhaktapur the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) district inside the Kathmandu Valley. The official declaration will be made ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/09/2013 - 10:07

  7. Bangladesh Presses India to Resolve Teesta Treaty Issue

    28 Mar 2012- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent dhaka, Bangladesh Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last week urged India to acclerate the process of reaching a deal on sharing water from the transboundary Teesta River. The water-sharing deal hit a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:16

  8. SAARC Members Urged to Recognize Sanitation Crisis

    28 Nov 2011- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) should recognize the sanitation crisis in the region and challenge the inequity in the provision and distribution of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:36

  9. Biwater Signs Water Agreements in Asia, Caribbean

    5 Apr 2010- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent United Kingdom, DORKING, Surrey Biwater International and Southern Utilities Limited at the end of March signed a $42 million USD water purchase agreement for the Republic of the Maldives' Southern ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2011 - 07:00

  10. Maldives Facing Water Shortage

    16 Mar 2009- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MALE, Maldives The Maldives is facing a severe water shortage due to low rainfall, with the country's National Disaster Management Center (NDMC) saying the shortage of potable water on 12 islands is " ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2011 - 07:00