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  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report VIENNA International Atomic Energy Agency The theme of World Water Day 2017 —Why waste water? —highlights the importance of conserving our limited freshwater resources. As more of the world’s population moves to urban areas, water conservation and reuse are
  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report LONDON BBC News Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping 1.9 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames. The company admitted water pollution and other offences at sewage facilities in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire following
  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY UNICEF Press Center Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day. The report, Thirsting for a Future:
  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report RAQQA The New Arab Fighting at a dam in Syria held by the Islamic State group has put the water barrier at risk of a catastrophic collapse, a technical source said. The ongoing clashes at Tabqa dam have damaged its power station, forcing a halt to operations
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Eye Witness News The Western Cape government has reiterated that Cape Town residents must change their water consumption habits urgently or face a full blown crisis. Dam levels are now below 35%, 10% lower than the same period last year. Access
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report DAMASCUS Sputnik News Daesh terrorist group militants again blocked access for Syrian Aleppo residents to drinking water from the Al-Khafsa water treatment facility, the province's governor, Hussein Diyab, said Wednesday. Access Conflict Disasters Food
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report ATLANTA, GA Silicon Cyber security researchers at Georgia Tech University have created a new form of ransomware that can take over the controls of simulated water treatment plant, highlighting the vulnerabilities than can be found in industrial control
  • 13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU Times of India In the hottest-ever year of 2016, a team of top climatologists began research in the Indian Himalayas, one of the coldest regions in the world, believing it won't remain the same. Their aim was to map permafrost, the ground that
  • 7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian After almost three decades of civil war, Sri Lanka has the daunting task of nurturing cohesion in its multi-faith and multi-ethnic community while also addressing the increasing impacts of climate change. Local researchers, however,
  • 6 Feb 2017- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States 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 organizations and individuals to
  • 3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AVDIIVKA, Ukraine Intense fighting in the Ukraine town of Avdiivka on 29th and 30th January disabled electricity and water, including the Donetsk Filtration Station and a backup reservoir, according to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF). The
  • 3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Water supply to Raqqa in northern Syria, which is regarded as the Islamic State / Daesh group's Syrian “capital”, has been cut after suspected coalition raids on the city's main pipeline. "After coalition air strikes, the
  • 3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by Local Press Report LIMA Trends Latino Severe droughts gripping Peru have given way to some of the country’s most devastating downpours in decades, catching authorities off guard as they scramble to contain the kind of floods that climate change is expected to make more frequent
  • 2 Feb 2017- 12:35 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Standard Kenya has once again found itself in the jaws of drought. Reports so far indicate that the worst affected are the arid and semi-arid areas of Turkana, Pokot, Baringo, Nyandarua and North Eastern. The result has been death from hunger and
  • 2 Feb 2017- 12:35 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC New Security Beat According to their recent report, Safeguarding the World’s Water the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invested $499,995,179 in water-related programming in 54 countries in 2015. The agency’s fiscal year review

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