Disasters

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  • 28 Dec 2011- 11:37 by Local Press Report CUCUTA Colombia Reports A burst pipe that spilled thousands of barrels of oil into a reservoir has contaminated the water supply of Cucuta, in northern Colombia. It is the second time in four years that a pipe belonging to state-owned oil company Ecopetrol
  • 21 Dec 2011- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, KARAGANDA Karaganda Su, a water utility company in Kazakhstan, has been ordered by an anti-trust court ruling to reduce its tariffs for water and sewage services. The court gave the company five days in which to lower the prices and make an
  • 19 Dec 2011- 22:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUJUMBURA, Burundi Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza is urging investors and riparian countries in the Lake Tanganyika Basin to take advantage of the area’s huge water potential to heighten industrial development. Addressing the 1st EAC (East
  • 19 Dec 2011- 21:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government has allocated $13 million USD for sanitation projects in Marsa Matrouh governorate in northwestern Egypt. According to governorate officials, $6.5 million USD was allocated for implementation of the second phase of
  • 19 Dec 2011- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Peruvian President Ollanta Humala last week declared four provinces under a state of emergency as a response to the ongoing protests against the proposed Conga mining project.  The 60-day ruling gives police the option to use force to end the
  • 19 Dec 2011- 12:13 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO World Pumps.com Torishima Pump Mfg Co. Ltd. received an order for high-pressure pumps and booster pumps from Acciona Agua for a new reverse osmosis desalination plant near the Atacama Desert in Copiapo, Chile. It is Torishima’s first order from
  • 15 Dec 2011- 20:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan A report published earlier this month by the Environment Ministry of Azerbaijan suggested coordinated efforts by the nations surrounding the Caspian Sea to reduce the amount of sewage released into it. The Caspian Sea is notoriously
  • 15 Dec 2011- 20:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Following the recent debate in the Russian Duma on the Clean Water Program, the Minister for Economic Development announced that within eight years, all Russians will be able to safely drink the water from their taps.  Minister Paul
  • 13 Dec 2011- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan With the reconstruction and clean-up of Japan’s disaster region underway, it was necessary for the Tohoku region authorities to determine the depth of the underwater obstacles and the amount of damage to the ocean floor.  Earlier this year,
  • 13 Dec 2011- 10:37 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Central News Agency (China) Taiwan must take steps to improve its water management in order to minimize the risk of heavy economic losses from frequent severe natural disasters, accordig to Yang Wei-fu, director-general of the Water Resources Agency.
  • 13 Dec 2011- 10:31 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (Press Release) The local government has built a new water dam on the Muleng River to support future expansion of the CSH gold mine. China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. has completed
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. (NWC) plans to spend $66.4 billion USD on water and wastewater projects over the next eight years, as water consumption grows faster than the kingdom’s burgeoning population, a crisis that threatens
  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Peru’s Ministry of Environment in late November presented a new report on Continental Waters of Peru.  In addition to cataloguing fish species in the country’s main rivers, the report reveals key information about national and international

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