Disasters

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  • 13 Aug 2012- 08:12 by Local Press Report TABRIZ ahram online Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran on the weekend killed 306 people, most of them women and children, and have sparked fears of disease outbreak, officials said on Monday. Another 3,037 people were injured. 
  • The global industrial water market currently stands at $20 billion USD.
  • While there are plenty of new water-related technologies that work well in developed countries, a key challenge for developing countries is how to choose the right ones and implement them well, according to a Singapore International Water Week Hot Issues workshop on Application of Technologies in Developing Countries, held on July 1.
  • 21 Jun 2012- 08:46 by Local Press Report sinGapore Singapore International Water Week The Singapore International Water Week 2012 to be held from 1 – 5 July 2012 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, shines its spotlight on the emerging global industrial water sector and sets the stage to
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 4 Apr 2012- 09:19 by Local Press Report sinGapore Straits Times (Singapore) A network of eight water-monitoring buoys could soon be installed in Singapore waters for near real-time alerts to changes in water quality. These changes can be brought about by, for example, oil spills, algae blooms or