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  • 28 Nov 2020- 09:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat MANILA, Philippines Heavy rain from an unprecedented five tropical storms since 25 Ocotber has caused severe flooding and mass displacement in metropolitan Manila, Philiipies. One of these has been the 21st tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this
  • 25 Jun 2020- 07:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $126 Million USD loan to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) of Philippines capital Manila to support construction of a 15-kilometer (km) water transmission pipeline
  • 23 Jun 2019- 08:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A new Economics Working Paper from the Asian Development Bank examines the effect of climate change and a Phillippines island community’s adaptation strategies in the aftermath of a 7.2 earthquake and subsequent typhoons and drought.
  • 3 Oct 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines "About 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do not have improved access to water and 1.7 billion lack access to basic sanitation," ADB president Takehiko Nakao said October 2 at the Asia Water 2018 forum in
  • 18 Sep 2018- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Info MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation. The additional financing will make it possible for the government to
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A report published July 14th by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research warns of potentially devastating consequences for the Asia Pacific region of unabated climate
  • 22 May 2017- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada A number of class action lawsuits have been filed against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold, alleging the world’s largest gold miner misled shareholders about the fallout of its most recent cyanide spill at the company’s notorious
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Three years after Typhoon Haiyan-- the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines’ recorded history-- the Philippine Red Cross and partners reported progress in supporting thousands of households in affected provinces. In
  • 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
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Thirty mines in the Philippines, including 18 nickel producers, have either been suspended or recommended for suspension for environmental violations in a government crackdown that has caused ructions in the world nickel market. The
  • 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
  • 20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion
  • 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

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