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  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century, says a new report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), published to mark 13 October's International Day for Disaster Risk
  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director of UNICEFHenrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority
  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:10 by Local Press Report MOYALE Kenya News Agency The government’s commitment to ending the prevalent water shortage in Marsabit County still stands with projects valued to over Sh2 billion in progress. Water scarcity has always resulted in skirmishes not only among local
  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:05 by Local Press Report OXFORD Nature Communications When construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is completed, the Nile will have two of the world’s largest dams—the High Aswan Dam (HAD) and the GERD—in two different countries (Egypt and Ethiopia). We elucidate
  • 14 Oct 2020- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world's second largest lithium producer, SQM in Chile, has announced new sustainable development plans including commitmet to the environment and sustainability of operations throughout its supply chain. Lithium production is
  • 14 Oct 2020- 09:12 by Local Press Report ABUJA The Guardian The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), yesterday, urged the Federal Government to invest at least 1.7 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly to prevent water shortage by 2030. Chairman of NESG, Asue Ighodalo,
  • 13 Oct 2020- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In a post-hospitalisation interview with right-wing media outlet Fox News, US President Donald Trump has ridiculed California Democrats for conservation policies that protect the endangered Delta smelt. This old campaign
  • 13 Oct 2020- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland As biodiversity declines, a fifth of countries worldwide are at risk from ecosystem collapse according to a new study by the Swiss Re Institute on habitats, water security and air quality. Countries across the world rely on a range
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:27 by Local Press Report NAIVASHA KBC Authorities in Naivasha have arrested 17 fishermen for flouting maritime laws while operating within Lake Naivasha waters. The arrests came just a day after the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), the Kenya Coast Guard and Maritime Police were
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:17 by Local Press Report ATHENS Ekathimerini Greece is facing a water scarcity and must adjust the commodity’s prices to reflect that, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report last week. In Environmental Performance Reviews: Greece 2020, the
  • 15 Oct 2020- 07:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India In a video conversation between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CEO of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems, Henrik Andersen, Modi speculated that wind turbines could produce water out of thin air. Andersen smiles and replies that
  • 7 Oct 2020- 09:40 by Local Press Report MOGADISHU Borgen Humanitarian efforts to restore water security [in Somalia] have seen positive results. In one instance, efforts by the United Nations Development Programme use sand, one of the nation’s most abundant resources, to combat drought in Somalia.
  • 7 Oct 2020- 09:45 by Local Press Report VENICE Design Boom The much delayed yet recently completed MOSE flood barrier system has successfully protected Venice for the first time during Storm Alex. Officials had anticipated the worst with a forecasted tide of 1.30cm (4.27ft), but the mobile floating
  • 7 Oct 2020- 09:48 by Local Press Report GLASGOW A renewables business has teamed up with the University of Strathclyde to develop a groundbreaking water wheel capable of combating electricity scarcity in Africa. The first water wheel to be patented in 138 years, Carruthers Wheel is said to be
  • 7 Oct 2020- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project (LVWATSAN) in Kenya has received approval of over $70 Million USD in loans and grants from three European agencies. Funds will be used to expand the water and sanitation distribution network

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