Disasters

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  • 11 May 2012- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia Residents of the Lumwana area in northwestern Zambia’s Solwezi district are demanding that Barrick Gold Corp. provide them with piped water, after they say the company’s Lumwana Mine operation contaminated their main water source, the
  • 7 May 2012- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom  The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is being accused of significantly underreporting the damage caused by oil spills, including contamination of water sources. Rights group Amnesty International said in a report
  • 3 Jan 2012- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Last week, some 100 people representing 243 labor, environmental, faith and civil society organizations that together have millions of members, protested outside the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC in an attempt to
  • 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
  • 29 Nov 2011- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia In a landmark judgment, the Lusaka High Court has ordered Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to pay $2 million USD to 2,000 Chingola residents for polluting the Mushishima River. The Mushishima is a tributary of the Kafue River, which accounts
  • 18 Oct 2011- 09:09 by Local Press Report lusaKa Times of Zambia Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has proposed installing pipeline to carry 3,000 cubic meters of groundwater from the Konkola plant in Chililabombwe to the copper refractory ore plant at Nchanga Mine in Chingola in April 2012. The company
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), an NGO focused on natural resources extraction, says the 21 million kwacha ($4,400 USD) fine imposed by the Zambian courts on Vedanta Resources Pic subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for
  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia Millions of Zambians in the country's Copperbelt were forced to drink untreated dirt water from shallow wells after acidic effluent from Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Trailing Leach Plant polluted the Kafue River. The Kafue is the main
  • 10 Nov 2010- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states T omas, a strong Category 1 storm that tore through the Caribbean last week, has left several parts of the region facing possible shortages of clean drinking water and sanitation. St. Lucia was hardest hit, with Prime
  • 3 Nov 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Integration of data and more incentives for corporations to disclose water risks are key to bridging the water use "knowledge gap," according to experts participating in panel discussions at the Center for
  • 3 Nov 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Integration of data and more incentives for corporations to disclose water risks are key to bridging the water use "knowledge gap," according to experts participating in panel discussions at the Center for

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