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  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 19 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOUSTON, TX, United States A study by researchers in the biotechnology department at Rice University in Houston has found that growing single strains of oil-rich algae in wastewater could be “a viable production method to procure algal biomass for
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters. Representatives of
  • On the same day that Thailand’s government come out in support of Laos’ decision to immediately begin construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Lower Mekong River, international environmental NGO WWF issued a warning that construction puts environment and livelihoods in “grave danger.”
  • South Africa’s largest mining lobby clashed this week with a parliamentary committee on Water Affairs over regulations regarding control and management of acid mine drainage.
  • 18 Sep 2012- 09:14 by Local Press Report DENVER CO MENAFN The global market for water and water treatment services, particularly for companies in the Metals & Minerals Industry, continues to grow at double-digit rates despite the anemic U.S.economy and the slowdown of China's and India&
  • Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos. Last December in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Mekong River Commission Council, representing Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, debated the 1,260-megawatt dam’s future. Delegates decided that a fuller study of the dam’s impact was needed before further development.
  • 10 May 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, OVERLAND PARK, KS Black & Veatch President and CEO Dan McCarthy last week told OOSKAnews that the main pressures facing the water industry fall into four categories — climate change, political, economic and innovation. McCarthy
  • 26 Apr 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, TX, HOUSTON Exxon CEO and chairman Rex Tillerson denied reports that his company is to lead a multi-billion dollar water injection project to supply oil fields, which was recently awarded to international companies by the Iraqi government
  • 2 Jun 2008- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African utility Rand Water Services is looking to U.S. water system technology firms to bolster its distribution capacity in the country's growing industrial and urban centers. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency