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  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI). The report, “ Global Shale Gas
  • 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
  • The World Bank announced on May 21 that it is launching the second phase of its joint Water Partnership Program, which involves the bank and the governments of the Netherlands, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
  • Malawian President Joyce Banda this week expressed doubt about the ongoing mediation process in her country’s border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, saying the issue could be brought to the International Court of Justice at The Hague, where it can competently be handled by experts.
  • Malawian President Joyce Banda reiterated this week that Malawi would not agree to share ownership of any part of Lake Malawi with any “other country,” referring to neighboring Tanzania.
  • Water and sewerage have become a new front in the long-running and increasingly bitter dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Last week, elements in the Armenian press began reporting that fruit and vegetables grown in Azerbaijan are a danger to human health, because the lack of infrastructure and freshwater there mean the crops are irrigated with raw sewage.
  • 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
  • 15 Jun 2011- 17:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) earlier this month released figures showing the relative inflation of prices for water and wastewater services in the former Soviet republics. Ukraine
  • 31 Mar 2008- 23:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states — The World Bank last week announced an additional $15 million USD financing credit for Azerbaijan's Rural Investment Project, which aims to improve living standards and infrastructure services for rural communities.