Disasters

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  • 11 May 2019- 08:13 by OOSKAnews Info OXFORD, United Kingdom OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Kathryn Pharr and Alex Mauroner describe the embedded and often hidden costs
  • 22 Apr 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Info RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The number of water disputes in Brazil rose by 40 percent between 2017 and 2018, with the number of affected families more than doubling, according to a new report. In addition, 2018 recorded the highest water discord since 2002. The
  • 18 Mar 2019- 07:38 by OOSKAnews Info CORVALLIS, OR, United States New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the West of the United States – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering. According to a study published
  • 15 Feb 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA New research reinforces the case that climate change will result in an increase in natural disasters, unstable availability to water and changing agricultural practices. "Climate Change and Psychology: Effects of Rapid Global Warming on
  • 31 Jan 2019- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Info HOBART, Australia Sudden losses to food production ("Shocks") and their consequences across land and sea pose cumulative threats to global sustainability. New research launched January 29 by the University of Tasmania draws on over 53 years of global
  • 25 Jan 2019- 19:37 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA It is being reported that att least 200 people are missing after another dam burst at a Brazilian mine and caused severe flooding in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, CNN reports. Aerial footage from CNN showed the city of Brumadinho covered
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four
  • 16 Oct 2018- 15:43 by OOSKAnews Info WASHINGTON, DC, United States US President Donald Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act last week, creating a new foreign aid agency to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which was
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Info DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh can reduce poverty and accelerate growth faster by taking urgent actions to improve the quality of water and sanitation, says a new World Bank report. Despite progress in improving access to water and sanitation, 41 percent of all
  • 2 Oct 2018- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile A Chilean government commission approved September 28 an environmental impact study into the ENAPAC (Energías y Aguas del Pacífico) project which is slated to become one of the most advanced solar desalination projects in the world, with a
  • 18 Sep 2018- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Info MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation. The additional financing will make it possible for the government to
  • 12 Sep 2018- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Info ISPRA, Italy Eating a meat-free diet (no fish or meat, and healthy oils from crops rather than animal fat) is the most effective way of containing the water footprint, according to a new study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Water
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 22 Jul 2018- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Info RIDAYH, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), a Suadia Arabia government corporation has engaged ACCIONA Agua to build the Al Khobar desalination plant in Khobar on the country's east coast, about 400 kilometres from Riyadh. This EPC

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