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  1. ICRC the Latest to Condemn Use of Water as a Weapon in Syrian War

    2 Sep 2015- 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week joined the list of organizations warning that water is being used a weapon by warring groups in strife-torn Syria. Marianne ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/02/2015 - 10:59

  2. Precipitation in Central Andes Could Drop by 30 Percent This Century: Study

    18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland Precipitation levels in the Central Andes region could decrease by nearly a third by the end of this century, a new study has found. In the study, “ Facing unprecedented drying of the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/18/2015 - 10:06

  3. Glaciers in Tien Shan Mountains Could Lose Half Their Mass by 2050: Study

    18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent POTSDAM, Germany Glaciers in the Tien Shan mountains of Central Asia have lost 27 percent their total mass over the past 50 years, according to a new study by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/18/2015 - 10:06

  4. World’s Glaciers Shrinking at “Unprecedented” Rate: Study

    5 Aug 2015- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland The first decade of the 21st century saw “unprecedented” levels of glacier retreat worldwide, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Glaciology. In the study, “ ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/05/2015 - 09:58

  5. Switzerland's AquaSPE Launches AI Platform to Help Solve Global Water Crisis

    20 Jul 2015- 09:45 by Local Press Report ZURICH PR.com The Water Network, knowledge-sharing platform by AquaSPE, adds artificial intelligence tools to aid global water professionals in solving the water crisis. “Business ecosystems are an essential driver ...

    Local Press Report - 07/20/2015 - 09:45

  6. Report Predicts Global Water Market Rebound by 2025

    9 Jul 2015- 09:56 by Local Press Report ZURICH CSR Wire RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), today published "Water: the market of the future". According to the study’s findings, demographic ...

    Local Press Report - 07/09/2015 - 09:56

  7. WHO Warns of Cholera Threat Around the Globe, Calls for Use of Oral Vaccines

    7 Jul 2015- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Cholera is a major public health threat throughout the world, and the oral cholera vaccine is an effective tool for controlling outbreaks of the water-borne disease, the World Health ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/07/2015 - 10:38

  8. MDG Evaluation Highlights Progress in Water Access; Sanitation Still Lagging

    2 Jul 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States/GENEVA, Switzerland One hundred twenty million more people worldwide have access to an improved drinking water source this year than a year ago, according to a new assessment from ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/02/2015 - 10:28

  9. European Banks Not Sufficiently Aware of Environmental, Social Risks: Report

    26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLAND, Switzerland Twelve major European banks were found to be insufficiently aware of the risks associated with environmental and social issues like climate change, water scarcity and sustainable production, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/26/2015 - 09:59

  10. Donors Pledge $275 Million as South Sudan Crisis Deteriorates

    17 Jun 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International donors have pledged more than $275 million USD to address the “relentlessly deteriorating” humanitarian situation in South Sudan and the surrounding region, the European Union ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/17/2015 - 10:16

  11. Over One Million People Displaced by Eastern Ukraine Conflict: OCHA

    10 Jun 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Over a million people have been internally displaced by the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said this week. Speaking ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/10/2015 - 10:35

  12. Millions of Iraqis at Risk of Water-Borne Disease: WHO

    3 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland As more and more Iraqis are forced to flee their homes amid ongoing fighting, the internally displaced are at high risk of water-borne diseases, epecially during the summer months, the World ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2015 - 10:17

  13. IOC Concerned About Olympic Games’ Environmental Impacts on Beijing, Almaty

    2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAUSANNE, Switzerland Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics could have a negative impact on the country’s water resources, according to an International Olympic Committee (IOC) report released on June ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/02/2015 - 10:06

  14. World Bank Official Applauds Creation of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    13 May 2015- 09:41 by Local Press Report ST. GALLEN Swissinfo.ch The impending creation of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been applauded by World Bank managing director Betrand Badré, despite United States objections to ...

    Local Press Report - 05/13/2015 - 09:41

  15. Middle East Wars Bringing Water Supplies to Breaking Point: ICRC

    26 Mar 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Conflicts across the Middle East region-- including civil war in Syria, fighting in and Iraq, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories and the aftermath of conflict in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/01/2015 - 11:38

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