Disasters

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  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels. The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others. According
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) on September 26th once again urged residents of the island to start storing water as a precautionary measure in case the approaching Typhoon Megi causes water supply disruptions due to power outages or
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti. As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Super Typhoon Meranti hit Taiwan on September 14th, leaving 650,000 households without power and 750,000 without water. Most of the outages were in Pingtung, Taitung and Hualien counties. Some 35 people were reported injured as a result
  • 22 Jul 2016- 09:36 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Taipei Times Taiwan Water Corp chairman Kuo Chun-ming on Wednesday said there will be no increase in the cost of water in the coming year. Kuo said that this year’s rainfall has been sufficient, adding that he hopes typhoons will not make landfall for
  • 29 Sep 2015- 08:37 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post Much of Taipei was in lockdown mode as Typhoon Dujuan made landfall yesterday, pounding the island's north with heavy rain and winds, with the city implementing halts to water drawing from reservoirs to guard existing drinking water
  • 19 Aug 2015- 08:40 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post As the strength of typhoons Goni and Atsani intensifies, the Water Resources Agency said yesterday it is bracing for their possible impact. The agency falls under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which has ordered it to take full anti
  • 11 Aug 2015- 09:09 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post Taipei Water Department said yesterday that it will announce compensation measures regarding water billing in two days. Typhoon Soudelor ripped through Taiwan over the weekend, leaving millions of people with muddy water coming out of their
  • 10 Aug 2015- 08:51 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Forbes The typhoon that ripped across the island Saturday has confronted millions of people with tap water unfit for drinking, rare fallout from the seasonal storms. Flooding from Typhoon Soudelor overwhelmed water purification systems in two cities,
  • 14 Jul 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post Over the weekend, Typhoon Chan-hom filled the Shihmen Reservoir to 90 per cent capacity, WRA Chief Secretary Lai Chien-hsin said yesterday and water levels are expected to stablize by September. Lai said the WRA is set to adjust its water
  • 12 May 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan on May 12th lifted third-phase rationing in areas supplied by the Shimen Reservoir, including Taoyuan and New Taipei. The strict rationing regime-- which included rotating water cuts two days per week-- had begun on April 8th. The
  • 9 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The Abu Dhabi Executive Council last week approved $5 billion USD for the water and electricity sectors in 2014. The funds will be directed toward key water, electricity, drainage and wastewater treatment projects,
  • 18 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi authorities last week announced plans to carry out $600 million USD worth of infrastructure projects, including key water and sanitation works, in Khalifa City. The projects involve upgrading wastewater
  • 5 Feb 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi plans to allocate $100 billion USD for infrastructure projects by 2020, Fahd al Raqbani, director general of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, said last week. “The budget will be earmarked for
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:57 by Local Press Report ABU DHABI Oman Daily Observer Aerospace giant Boeing and its research partners in the Middle East said Wednesday they would start field trials after recording progress in making biofuel from desert plants fed with seawater. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research

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