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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
  • 8 Nov 2011- 12:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Mining activities and industrialization have worsened the problem of mercury pollution in Africa’s watercourses, exposing the population to serious public health hazards. Delegates from governments and multilateral institutions met at the
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Abundant freshwater resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo have the potential to transform the country into a green economy powerhouse. The third largest country in Africa is richly endowed with natural assets including forests,
  • 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
  • 26 Sep 2011- 18:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium East African leaders and aid organizations struggling to help the more than 13 million people affected by drought are focusing on improved water management to prevent future calamities and stabilize the conflict-prone region. Along
  • 18 Jul 2011- 13:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Geneva, switzerland Millions of East Africans are facing devastating food shortages this year in what is shaping up to be the worst drought in decades. In Geneva, United Nations relief agencies have warned that as many as 10 million people in affected
  • 18 Jul 2011- 12:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya  A team of Kenyan and French researchers have teamed up in an effort to save Kenya’s Tana Delta, whose supply of freshwater is under threat from encroachment by private investment companies. The researchers presented evidence that the
  • 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
  • 2 May 2011- 15:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government in late April commissioned the rehabilitated Sasumua Dam, with the goal of ending chronic water scarcity in Nairobi. The government and donor partners funded work on the dam, whose spillway was severely damaged by the
  • 21 Feb 2011- 14:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Increased use of phosphorus fertilizers in modern farming has worsened the threat of algal bloom and other microbial pollutants currently affecting major fresh water bodies in the world. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Year