Disasters

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  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines — Water scarcity isn't likely to cause supply crises, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Rather, it is poor management of water resources and failure to prevent pollution that are the main causes for
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Bayanihan.org (Philippines) — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and citizens to protect the country’s water supply sources. She said everyone in the country must work to keep
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines The Australian — Residents in the village ofDidipio, 270 kilometers north of Manila, are taking the Philippines National Water Resources Board to court to get it to stop water permits for the OceanGold project, an Australian gold and
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan China Post (Taiwan) — Taiwanese officials were concerned about the water supply in the wake of Typhoon Wipha, which ripped through Taiwan and headed out to southeastern last week. Taiwan Water Corp. officials said water supply to Hsinchu City
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Inquirer (Philippines) — Owners of food establishments in Quezon City have been warned not to dump oil and lard into the city's sewerage system. The Quezon City government and the Metro Manila Development Authority Flood Control and
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by Local Press Report Philippines, CEBU CITY Cebu Daily News (Philippines)- Pilipinas Water Resources, Inc. will invest $1.7 million USD in projects to supply water to the Visayas and Mindanao. The projects include a desalination plant in Cebu City and another in Rio Tuba, Palawan
  • 27 Aug 2007- 11:56 by Local Press Report Nigeria, PORT HARCOURT The Tide Online (Nigeria) — Water from Gurara Dam will be supplied to the Lower Usuma Treatment Plant starting next month. Project manager Malam Ibrahim Babbaji said work was moving ahead of schedule, and that the entire dam and 75
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda, ZIMBABWE, HARARE — Uganda will host the 2008 Groundwater and Climate Conference to discuss the effects of climate on development of groundwater resources in Africa. The conference is an initiative of Uganda's Directorate of Water
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, MARONDERA The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Marondera municipality is accused of violating the country's Environmental Management Act by failing to deal with a sewage leak in the main pipeline. Sewage has been leaking into Nyameni stream, which feeds in
  • 23 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, MIDLANDS The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Chronic water problems in Gokwe are driving away potential investors, a government official said. Commissioning the Gwehava Dam could end the problems, according to Lovemore Mupukuta, the MP for Gokwe Central. &quot
  • 16 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, LAGOS, Nigeria — Drinking water and sewage services are deteriorating in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Fayyoum, about 100 kilometers south of Cairo. Sewage treatment projects in the villages of Senouros, Itsa, Shakshouk, Gharq and
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, CHINHOYI The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Makonde district has finished a $1.22 million USD project to rehabilitate the water supply in the mining town of Mhangura. The project included rehabilitating a vandalized pipeline that carries water 59 kilometers
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, HARARE The Herald (Zimbabwe) — A power failure at the Darwendale raw water pump stations shut down water treatment at the Morton Jaffray Water Works, which supplies the capital city and surrounding areas. The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Southern Africa's otherwise adequate water supplies from aquifers and rivers are being threatened by rising pollution levels from industrial wastewater discharges. The problem is especially acute in countries such as
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, CHINHOYI The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Chinhoyi Municipality is unable to account for millions of liters of treated water that are lost through leakages, vandalism and illegal water connections. The large-scale water loss is occurring along the pipeline

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