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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Climate Variability Is "Key Driver" Of World Hunger: UN

    12 Sep 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to the United Nations’ annual ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/12/2018 - 07:31

  6. More Afghans Displaced By Drought Than Conflict, UN says

    11 Sep 2018- 11:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA Reuters A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan- 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year- with over two million threatened by the effects of water s ...

    Local Press Report - 09/11/2018 - 11:50

  7. 19 Percent Of Global GDP Comes From Watersheds With High To Very High Water Risk

    31 Aug 2018- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Nearly a quarter of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Asia and a fifth of the GDP in Africa lies within watersheds with high to very high water risk according to a new WWF Report.  "Valu ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/31/2018 - 09:15

  8. WWF Issues New Water Stewardship Brief

    22 Aug 2018- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Info GENEVA, Switzerland International NGO WWF this week released an “update” of its 2013 Water Stewardship Brief paper. The initial document outlined a vision of water stewardship, but was also intended to be a roadmap for ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 08/22/2018 - 09:42

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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