Disasters

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  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:16 by Local Press Report washington, dc Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved a $100 million USD loan to help Honduras deal with natural disasters. The funds will be used to cover extraordinary expenses caused by hurricanes, earthquakes
  • 25 Oct 2011- 12:46 by Local Press Report MANILA Manila Bulletin (Philippines) Metro Manila’s water supply is safe from bacterial contamination, according to the Department of Health. The announcement came after the spread of E. coli bacteria in Pampanga due to flooding from typhoons Pedring and
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:48 by Local Press Report MANILA ABS CBN News (Philippines) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is providing hygiene and water kits to residents of towns in Bulacan and Pampanga that were hit by typhoons Pedring and Quiel. The kits are being distributed through the local
  • 11 Oct 2011- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has named a member of the Cabinet as a “water czar” to improve coordination among the many and disparate government water agencies in addressing the country’s water woes, including excessive
  • 4 Oct 2011- 09:25 by Local Press Report MANILA Philippine Inquirer The Department of Health is urging residents in Luzon to boil drinking water for at least three minutes to prevent outbreaks of water-borne diseases. The warning came in the wake of flooding in the area due to Typhoon Pedring.
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 12 Jul 2011- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines  Nine traditional leaders of the Palawan tribe in the Philippines have traveled to the capital, Manila, to protest against mining company MacroAsia’s plans to mine in key watershed areas that provide drinking water to local
  • 14 Jun 2011- 17:23 by Local Press Report dhaka Daily Star (Bangladesh) An alliance of international organizations has launched a six-year, $8 million USD research program aimed at maximizing use of water and land in Bangladesh’s coastal region by developing salt-tolerant crop varieties, introducing
  • 9 May 2011- 18:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government will provide an additional $8.5 million USD in humanitarian aid to refugees and internally displaced persons in Côte d’Ivoire, the Stat Department announced on May 5. The funds will provide aid to
  • 2 May 2011- 15:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis mean the water industry globally will have to “do a lot more with a lot less,” according to Dan McCarthy, CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. The current
  • 15 Feb 2011- 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, The Philippines  Asian governments must prepare for an increase in climate change-induced migration in coming years, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Climate-induced natural disasters in Asia like typhoons,
  • 11 Jan 2011- 15:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines  Philippine business conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) will likely invest in a $450 million USD project to supply water to Metro Manila and neighhoring towns and cities.  The move is expected to provide San Miguel with an indirect