Disasters

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  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- Water conservation is turning out to be the latest trend among Indian corporates. Faced with depleting water supplies and drawing flak due to overexploitation of water resources, several Indian companies are directing their efforts to
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- In an example of tragic but immaculate timing, China tried desperately last week to backtrack on the widely publicized negative potential impact its largest civil engineering project could have on the environment. But just days after the
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India — India's $2 billion USD diversified business conglomerate, Murugappa Group, and its joint venture partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, plan to launch technologies that will clean up contaminated soil and groundwater to make it
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- Water conservation is turning out to be the latest trend among Indian corporates. Faced with depleting water supplies and drawing flak due to overexploitation of water resources, several Indian companies are directing their efforts to
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- In an example of tragic but immaculate timing, China tried desperately last week to backtrack on the widely publicized negative potential impact its largest civil engineering project could have on the environment. But just days after the
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India — India's $2 billion USD diversified business conglomerate, Murugappa Group, and its joint venture partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, plan to launch technologies that will clean up contaminated soil and groundwater to make it
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- Four major players in South Africa's water industry have realized major profits in the 2007 financial year. Africa's biggest water utility, Rand Water, recorded a 25.2 percent profit in the financial year ending in
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The Liberian government, with support from United Nations agencies dealing with water resources, has formulated the country's first postwar water resources management policy. The National Integrated Water Resources Management
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is refuting local media reports that it was poised to raise water and power tariffs. DEWA Managing Director and CEO Saeed al Tayer said reports that the state-owned utility
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — Officials of the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) have informed bidders that the utility has taken the unprecedented step of inviting two developer groups to submit proposals for the Shuweihat 2
  • 5 Nov 2007- 19:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — In a keynote address to his party's five-yearly Party Congress held last month, President Hu Jintao acknowledged the damage China's runaway economic growth is doing to the country's environment and promised government
  • 5 Nov 2007- 19:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR — Ranhill Utilities Bhd of Malaysia is exploring opportunities in new markets in Southeast Asia, to raise its overseas revenue contribution from the current 2 percent of revenues. Company sources said, however, that China- its
  • 5 Nov 2007- 19:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, WUXI —A $14 billion USD clean-up operation may succeed in removing the green clouds of algae that shimmer along Lake Tai's shoreline, but may do little to restore the trust of local residents in the water. Government officials in Jiangsu