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  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, CANCUN Nicaragua is responsible for environmental damages to the Isla Calero wetlands on the San Juan River along the border with Costa Rica, Costa Rican Vice President Alfio Piva said last week at the U.N. Climate Change conference in Cancun,
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador 1 Salvador is the most water-stressed nation in Central America, according to projections made by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In the study, "The Economics of Climate Change in
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, CANCUN Coping with climate change will cost the agricultural and water sectors worldwide $531 billion USD over the next 20 years, according to an official of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In his speech at
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by Local Press Report HUNGARY, BUDAPEST Hungary Around the Clock affected by red sludge spill in October have spent some $2.4 million USD on water protection, according to Central Transdanubia Environment and Water Management Director Istvan Csonki. Water management authorities
  • 13 Dec 2010- 23:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Indian water infrastructure company VA Tech Wabag and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation signed an agreement to partner for large water infrastructure projects. The alliance will allow Sumitomo to boost its global water infrastructure
  • 13 Dec 2010- 23:55 by Local Press Report MANILA, Indonesia Asian Development Bank The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing $3 million USD in assistance to deal with the effects of the Mount Merapi volcano eruptions in Central Java province and Yogyakarta Special region in October and November.
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), an NGO focused on natural resources extraction, says the 21 million kwacha ($4,400 USD) fine imposed by the Zambian courts on Vedanta Resources Pic subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT Population growth is one of the main factors contributing to water shortages in the Arab region, according to a report commissioned by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). The report, published in the Arab
  • 8 Dec 2010- 13:35 by Local Press Report CHILE, MO, CHESTERFIELD St. Louis Business Journal (United States) Insituform Technologies Inc.'s United Pipeline Systems won a $10.3 million USD contract to install a liner system in mining pipelines used to transport sanitary pre-treated water and
  • 8 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AUSTRIA, VIENNA Four weeks of testing in the Hungarian villages inundated with toxic red sludge in October show very high levels of arsenic content in wells and reservoirs, international environmental NGO Greenpeace said in late November. The toxic
  • Daicel Chemical Industries Ltd. is planning to bring its water purification systems to China and Southeast Asia. The systems use cellulose acetate water treatment film and a series of processing steps to pre-treat and disinfect water. In Japan they are used to purify water following natural disasters, but in China and elsewhere they could be used to improve everyday water quality for housing complexes and hotels. Source: AsiaPulse
  • 7 Dec 2010- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Finnish company Outotec Oyj won the contract to build a $92.6 million USD water treatment plant in the Eastern district of Ampara in Sri Lanka. The project will provide drinking water to about 75 percent of the population. It is the
  • 6 Dec 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa D elegates at this year's CEO Water Mandate Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, took on ways to assess and mitigate water risk. The conference, an annual interface between public and private players in the water sector,
  • 6 Dec 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A survey conducted by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) shows that the amount of water available per person in Africa is declining. "Groundwater is failing and rainfall is also declining in some regions. Development of
  • 6 Dec 2010- 13:48 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, BULAWAYO New Zimbabwe Bulawayo could face a dry Christmas, with three of the city's five water supply dams decommissioned. Insiza and Lower Ncema are the only two dams that are still operational. They are holding only 37.7percent of their

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