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  1. Seoul Signs Skills Deal with Parana State

    28 Sep 2017- 08:15 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea JoongAng Daily The Seoul city government announced Wednesday an agreement with Parana, Brazil, to share Seoul’s waterworks skills to improve the local water supply and reduce the level of non-revenue wa ...

    Local Press Report - 09/28/2017 - 08:15

  2. North Korea Releases Dam Water Without Notice

    23 Aug 2017- 08:45 by Local Press Report YEONCHEON Korea Herald The North opened the floodgates of Hwanggang Dam on the western inter-Korean border, sending water into the Imjin River flowing to the South and causing water levels under the river's no ...

    Local Press Report - 08/23/2017 - 08:45

  3. Record Rainfall Hits South Korean City

    19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report CHEONGIU South China Morning Post According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the city had 290.1 millimeters of rain, the most in 22 years since August 1995 when it had 293 millimeters of rain. The ...

    Local Press Report - 07/19/2017 - 12:53

  4. Water Issue Can Escalate Inter-Korean Tensions

    29 Jun 2017- 07:15 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Times Climate change is creating water scarcity around the world, and Korea is not an exception, especially considering inter-Korean relations. In 2009, North Korea released water from a dam on the Imji ...

    Local Press Report - 06/29/2017 - 07:15

  5. South Korea Reservoir Recognized As Heritage Structure

    24 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report GIMJE Yonhap News Agency An international non-governmental organization on water management technology has decided to recognize the Byeokgol Reservoir, the oldest and largest reservoir on the Korean Peninsula locat ...

    Local Press Report - 10/24/2016 - 08:21

  6. South Korea Reports: North Korea Officials Arrested For Flood Negligence

    17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korean media, quoting North Korean defector and activist Kim Yong-hwa is reporting that North Korea has arrested about 20 land ministry officials to hold them accountable for extensive ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/17/2016 - 07:18

  7. Two UN Agencies Assist in North Korea Floods

    5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (U ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/05/2016 - 11:25

  8. Chinese Firm Le Eco Starts Importing Lake Baikal Water into China

    4 Oct 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm Leshi Internet Information and Technology (LeEco) plans to start importing water from Lake Baikal for sale in China, according to Xu Xinquan, president of LeEco Russia an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/04/2016 - 11:56

  9. Australia is the Latest Water Cooperation Partner for Iran

    29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN The Islamic Republic of Iran and Australia this week signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation around water management. Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said the two countries have held ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/29/2016 - 07:14

  10. UN Scales Up Aid to North Korea, While Seoul Continues to Refuse Assistance

    26 Sep 2016- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, Korea The United Nations is beginning full-scale aid efforts to North Hamgyong Province in North Korea after historic flooding. The office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the North Korean human rights s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/26/2016 - 08:12

  11. Coway Replaces CEO over Faulty Water Purifiers

    22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report SEOUL The Korea Times Coway, South Korea's leading water purifier maker, said on Tuesday its chief executive offered to step down to take responsibility for selling defective products that caused a series of c ...

    Local Press Report - 09/22/2016 - 08:39

  12. North Korea Calls for Help After Severe Floods

    14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The North Korean government’s Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported this week that the northeast of the country has experienced the country’s heaviest rainfall since 1945, with tens of tho ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/14/2016 - 10:56

  13. Government to Replace Outdated Pipelines

    8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Times The South Korean government will invest a total of 1.8 trillion won ($1.6 billion) to improve the worn out local water supply system over the coming 12 years, the finance ministry said on Monday. A ...

    Local Press Report - 09/08/2016 - 08:41

  14. Fourth Cholera Patient in South Korea

    7 Sep 2016- 05:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea A fourth South Korean cholera patient appears to have been infected with the waterborne virus during a recent trip to the Philippines, health authorities said on Monday. South Korea's Ce ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/07/2016 - 05:53

  15. OOSKAnews Talks: Benedito Braga of World Water Council

    31 Aug 2016- 17:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockhholm’s annual World Water Week gave OOSKAnews an opportunity to catch up with Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council. OOSKAnews: Ben, very nice to meet you again; please s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/31/2016 - 17:31

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