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  • 5 Dec 2019- 13:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States During the thousands of years that humans have utilised freshwater in surface water bodies and groundwater aquifers, laws and customary practices have developed for its utilization and protection. Renee Martin-Nagle examines
  • 1 Dec 2019- 09:25 by Local Press Report LONDON Petroleum Economist The boom in US shale production is spurring the growth of supporting industries, with water-handling prominent among these. Oilfield water management is nothing new, as conventional oil and gas wells also produce water alongside
  • 30 Nov 2019- 09:20 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle examines governance of our planet’s atmospheric water.
  • 2 Dec 2019- 08:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan government has sought to reassure neighboring countries that contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant will be dealt with “appropriately”. There has been critisism of Japan, however, for lack of specific
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go
  • 10 Nov 2019- 09:46 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY CNN America's oil industry faces a number of challenges, including low oil prices, the rise of electric vehicles and proposals to limit fracking. But one of its biggest problems: The industry is running out of water. The towns of Midland and
  • 10 Nov 2019- 12:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States Marking the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict on November 6, the head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Inger Andersen called for greater action to protect natural
  • 20 Nov 2019- 12:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat OXFORD, United Kingdom Climate change is predicted to greatly affect marine, freshwater, and terrestrial life, from plankton and corals to fishes and forests. Using over 40 years of data and a number of different measures, new research shows that little
  • 7 Nov 2019- 08:06 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEHRAN, Iran Construction of new energy production projects, and upgrade of existing infrastructure in Iran, has been stalled due to a number of different water-related reasons. A list, published in late October by the Reuters news agency, of at least 10
  • 4 Nov 2019- 07:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo A new report argues that a huge, potentially 40 Gigawatt, hydroelectric project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may yield no benefit to the country’s population, 80 percent of which have no access to
  • 27 Oct 2019- 09:20 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times In the wake of a recent series of increasingly severe rain-caused disasters, the infrastructure ministry is discussing new steps to prevent river flooding, with an eye on expected increases in rainfall due to global warming. The
  • 27 Oct 2019- 09:18 by Local Press Report TIJUANA Los Angeles Times Federal officials said Tuesday that a body had clogged the pumps in the Tijuana River intended to prevent polluted water from flowing into the United States. As a result, about 14.5 million gallons of polluted water spilled over the
  • 27 Oct 2019- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DURHAM NC, United States Switching from coal to natural gas and renewables would have a dramatic and positive impact on the United States power industry’s water consumption, a new study claims. Fossil fuel power generation requires water for cooling
  • 25 Oct 2019- 12:10 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe’s State-owned electricity distributor, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC or Zesa), grappling with drought and ageing equipment, yesterday said it would disconnect mines, farms and other users as it
  • 25 Oct 2019- 09:05 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom A new tool, described as a  “Chaos Map” of the world, may help people and governments to understand how escalating “chaos” can occur when pressures caused by limited resources are compounded by climate change or rising

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