Disasters

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  • 7 Nov 2019- 08:06 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEHRAN, Iran Construction of new energy production projects, and upgrade of existing infrastructure in Iran, has been stalled due to a number of different water-related reasons. A list, published in late October by the Reuters news agency, of at least 10
  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and Farassan Industrial Group to expedite the water supply project from the Persian
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four
  • 12 Aug 2016- 06:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Bright Msaka pledged this week that the country would proceed with oil and gas exploration on Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa). Msaka dismissed the July 29 request by the
  • 10 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi UNESCO’s World Heritage Center has requested that the Malawi government suspend oil exploration in Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. The decision to act was reached at the World Heritage Convention’s 40th Session meeting in
  • 29 Jun 2016- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi is planning to tap water from Lake Malawi for a massive irrigation project, Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda told the country’s parliament this week. The project aims to prevent food shortages like the ones the drought
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe damage already caused to the local
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The presidents of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique met in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, on April 25th to discuss ways to address the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector in southern Africa. “Climate change is affecting
  • 26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Poor regulatory mechanisms have allowed manufacturing companies to continue polluting rivers and streams in Malawian cities, a recent study has warned. The study by Emmanuel Kaitano of the Malawi College of Health Sciences, released
  • 9 Feb 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Growing urbanization in Africa means a greater need for disaster planning specific to urban areas, according to experts who participated in a disaster risk conference in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, last week. The event was organized
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Oil exploration activities could have major negative impacts on Lake Malawi, a local environmental group warned this week. The Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi warned in a new report that Malawi already lacked the capacity to
  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will send an official delegation to Vietnam and Thailand to inform them that construction is starting on the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam, according to Daovong Phonekeo, director general of the Energy Policy and
  • 21 Sep 2015- 08:28 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Trend News Agency Iran has prepared a plan, based on which the country will import water from Georgia and Armenia to revive the dying Lake Urmia, in turn for exporting oil and gas to the mentioned countries. Access Energy Security Environment Policy
  • 24 Aug 2015- 08:42 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Oil Price Though economic promise is on the horizon for Iran, the crippling effects of international sanctions still handicap the water-poor nation of 78 million. What’s worse, the current drought, which stretches back more than two decades, shows no
  • 28 Apr 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times “We have afflicted water with the plague of oil,” according to Isa Kalantari, the former agriculture minister and current head of Urmia Lake Revival Committee. By that, he means that political interests have overpowered environmental

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