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  1. How Climate Change Reduces Glacier Meltwater, Restricts Freshwater Supply To Rivers

    18 Feb 2019- 09:13 by OOSKAnews Info Zurich, Switzerland A new report on global galcier ice volume indicates that climate change is affecting glaciers causing them to shrink and resulting in a reduction in meltwater, restricting freshwater supply to many ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 02/18/2019 - 09:13

  2. New Device Simplifies Measurement Of Fluoride Contamination In Water

    13 Feb 2019- 06:05 by OOSKAnews Info LAUSANNE, Switzerland Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed a device that can accurately measure fluoride concentrations using only a few drops of water. The importance of the device is ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 02/13/2019 - 06:05

  3. Switzerland: Zurich Reject Water Supply Privatization

    11 Feb 2019- 10:37 by Local Press Report ZURICH Swiss Info Plans by the Zurich cantonal government to allow the partial privatisation of water utilities and to give private land owners a greater say in river and lakeshore use have failed to win voters’ ap ...

    Local Press Report - 02/11/2019 - 10:37

  4. Wetlands Are "The Most Effective Clarbon Sinks On Our Planet"

    6 Feb 2019- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLAND, Switzerland Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2019 - 10:00

  5. Switzerland Aid Agency Has Helped Eight Million People Get Better Access To Clean Drinking Water, Efficient Irrigation Systems

    6 Feb 2019- 08:27 by Local Press Report BERN Swiss Info.ch Switzerland has helped eight million people get better access to clean drinking water and efficient irrigation systems for agriculture. Presenting its mid-term report on 2017-2020 targets, SDC als ...

    Local Press Report - 02/06/2019 - 08:27

  6. 27 Corporates Make CDP's "A List" For Responsibility In Water Security; 647 on the "F List"

    28 Jan 2019- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAVOS, Switzerland The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released the findings of its annual survey of companies' environmental responsibility, with 27 corporates including Gap, Ford and L'Oréal  m ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/28/2019 - 09:20

  7. Red Cross Chief Blames Climate Change, Water Stress For Niger, Mali Violence

    23 Jan 2019- 06:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer, has described violence and challenges in the Niger-Mali region as being due not only to conflict, but also eff ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/23/2019 - 06:49

  8. Water Stress, Not Temperature, Is Limiting Global Forest Growth As Climate Warms

    18 Jan 2019- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland New research comparing tree growth activity to climate variation has concluded that “across the vast majority of the land surface, trees are becoming more limited by water (stress)". T ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/18/2019 - 07:45

  9. Lessons For Transboundary Aquifer Management In The Southern Americas

    2 Jan 2019- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland At the November 29 event in Geneva celebrating forty years of the Genevois Aquifer Agreement, OOSKAnews caught up with international delegate Luiz Amore, former Head of Foreign Affairs of th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/02/2019 - 12:30

  10. Forty Years Of Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation

    2 Jan 2019- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerand Hydrogeologist Gabriel de los Cobos, Service of Geology, Soil and Waste of the State of Geneva spoke to OOSKAnews on the occasion of the forty year anniversary of transboundary governance of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/02/2019 - 12:10

  11. A Triumph Of Innovation And Governance: Forty Years Of Cooperation On The Transboundary Genevois Aquifer

    16 Dec 2018- 11:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A forty year success story of transboundary governance by Switzerland and France of the Genevois Aquifer ("Nappe du Genevois") was celebrated in Geneva November 29 with a one-day ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/18/2018 - 10:07

  12. Ecuador: OHCHR Calls For Prioritization Of Indigenous People's Rights Over Resource Extraction

    4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner A UN human rights expert has called for urgent action by the Government of Ecuador to protect the rights of indigenous peoples as a surge in demand ...

    Local Press Report - 12/04/2018 - 06:17

  13. US Investment Company Acquires Lonza's Water Care Business For $630 Million USD

    1 Nov 2018- 09:47 by Local Press Report ZURICH Reuters Lonza said on November 1 it has struck a deal to sell its water care business to U.S. investment company Platinum Equity for $630 million USD. Lonza, which said it was selling the business as part of ...

    Local Press Report - 11/01/2018 - 09:47

  14. Somalia Cholera Outbreak Hits Internal Displaced Persons

    12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organization The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 24 to 30 September, 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative to ...

    Local Press Report - 10/12/2018 - 10:11

  15. Senegal Joins Transboundary Water Convention

    20 Sep 2018- 07:23 by OOSKAnews Info GENEVA, Switzerland Senegal has become the second country outside the pan-European region to sign the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). In do ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 09/20/2018 - 07:23

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