Disasters

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  • 5 Apr 2016- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela will reduce power generation if water levels in the Simon Bolivar Dam (also known as the Guri Dam), the country's largest and the source of about half of its hydropower, fall below the minimum level of 240 meters,
  • 30 Mar 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government’s plan to conserve water and electricity by extending the Easter holiday has failed, officials acknowledged this week. President Nicolas Maduro had announced a three-day extension of the Holy Week holidays
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Drinking water supply to most residents of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, was completely shut down over the weekend as state-owned water company Hidrocapital competed maintenance work on the main pipelines of the Tuy II water system
  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela With severe ongoing drought affecting power generation at the country’s hydroelectric plants, Venezuela on February 11th announced measures to conserve electricity. Seventy percent of Venezuela’s electricity comes from hydropower. The
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant is “still unfolding,” former Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned this week. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 26th, Kan, who was the
  • 29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some 300,000 Haitians in small towns and rural
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The government of Venezuela will prioritize drinking water provision under its flagship National Water Plan, which relies on cooperation between state governors, water companies and local communal councils. On January 18, Venezuelan
  • 11 Sep 2013- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government has an opportunity to “strengthen its commitment to Haiti through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities,” to fight the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic, according to a
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The quality of tap water provided to thousands of Venezuelans is under pressure from the nation’s creaking infrastructure and the practice of dumping sacrificed animals into water supplies. In the capital, Caracas, the price of bottled
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring