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  1. Switzerland Airlifts Water To Cattle Herds

    12 Aug 2018- 09:22 by Local Press Report BERN Yale Environment 360 A prolonged European heat wave and Switzerland’s worst drought in nearly a century have prompted the Swiss government to airlift water to cows in remote pastures in the Jura mountains and ...

    Local Press Report - 08/12/2018 - 09:22

  2. WMO Emphasizes Importance Of Data In Water Management

    29 Jun 2018- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Info GENEVA, Switzerland The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is revamping its strategy on water in order to address unprecedented challenges posed by water stress, floods and droughts and lack of access to clean sup ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 07/05/2018 - 12:32

  3. Swiss Chemicals Group Indicted For Contamination Of Drinking Water

    31 May 2018- 06:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASEL, Switzerland Chemical company Lonza Group has been accused this week of negligently contaminating drinking water in Switzerland. According to the public prosecutor’s office of the Swiss canton of Valais, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  4. Luxemburg Has Europe's Cleanest Bathing Water, Albania Dirtiest

    29 May 2018- 16:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Luxembourg, Luxemburg Despite a slight drop in results, 85 per cent of swimming sites across Europe monitored in 2017 met the European Union's highest and most stringent 'excellent' quality stan ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  5. WMO Seeks Improved Water Supply Data And Monitoring Systems

    8 May 2018- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The World Meterological Organization (WMO) this week (7-9 May) convened the agency’s “HydroConference”in Geneva, Switzerland with the aim of seeking solutions to manage water more sustainabl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:18

  6. Lake Geneva Contaminated By Plastics Causing Hazardous Levels Of Bromide, Cadmium, Mercury, Lead

    19 Apr 2018- 08:59 by OOSKAnews Info Xinhua Switzerland's Lake Geneva is susceptible to the same plastic waste problems as the world's oceans, scientists said April 18. A study, published in Frontiers in Environmental Science, was conducted by s ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 07/05/2018 - 10:28

  7. Chad Joins UNECE Water Convention

    28 Feb 2018- 11:27 by Local Press Report Geneva UNECE Chad has become the first country outside the pan-European region to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) serviced ...

    Local Press Report - 02/28/2018 - 11:27

  8. Pakistan: Textile Company Pledges Water Conservation

    6 Feb 2018- 13:09 by Local Press Report REINACH Textile World Archroma today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Pakistan). The MoU paves the way for formal cooperation between the two instituti ...

    Local Press Report - 02/06/2018 - 13:09

  9. UNICEF Seeks $3.6 Billion USD in Emergency Assistance for 48 Million Children

    31 Jan 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report GENEVA UNICEF Press Centre UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countrie ...

    Local Press Report - 01/31/2018 - 07:24

  10. Water is THE Planetary Risk, Davos! “Enough Said”.

    23 Jan 2018- 05:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland     OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/23/2018 - 05:59

  11. Climate Change Amplifies Water Scarcity in Southern Europe

    17 Jan 2018- 08:43 by Local Press Report ZURICH Daily Planet A new study authored by a freshwater climatologist and a geophysicist working for the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zurich, along with a senior research scientist working ...

    Local Press Report - 01/17/2018 - 08:43

  12. UN Leaders Call For Saudis to Lift Yemen Blockade

    4 Dec 2017- 11:36 by Local Press Report GENEVA World Health Organization The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving a ...

    Local Press Report - 12/04/2017 - 11:36

  13. UNHCR Urges Australia to Protect Manus Island Refugees

    23 Nov 2017- 08:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA UN Refugee Agency Exactly three weeks since the closure of the regional processing centre on 31 October the situation on the ground is very serious, and it is deteriorating by the day. Without distribution o ...

    Local Press Report - 11/23/2017 - 08:50

  14. UNICEF Warns of Contaminated Drinking Water in Rohingya Refugee Camps

    23 Nov 2017- 08:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA UN News Centre The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working with authorities in Bangladesh to urgently investigate high levels E.coli contamination in water drawn from wells inside the Rohingy ...

    Local Press Report - 11/23/2017 - 08:50

  15. Climate Change is Worse Than We Thought: Study

    26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report LAUSANNE Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne A team of EPFL and European researchers has discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now. Their findings could mean that the cu ...

    Local Press Report - 10/26/2017 - 10:39

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