Disasters

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  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) has published a report calling on governments and businesses to take action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions based on new research findings. The report explains
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar Amazon pollution case against US-based oil
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • 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.
  • Public safety and security organization AGT International has called on governments around the world to give a higher priority to flood management in order to enhance water security and save lives.
  • The Coca-Cola Company is “keen” to become part of water-stewardship initiative Water Futures Initiative (WFI), according to reports.
  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 3 Apr 2012- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM Who owns the water in the Nile Basin? The Niger? The Amazon? Increasingly, the answer to that question about these and other river basins might be “nobody knows.”   Vast swathes of land, especially in Africa and Latin America, are being
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM- While progress has been made in addressing water issues, major investment is still needed to meet the Global Millennium Goals dealing with the sector, especially with extra pressure caused by climate change. That was how experts at
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — The World Bank already is starting to slip behind its own deadlines in launching a $15.5 million USD feasibility study of the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project. Before the first shovel of dirt is turned, the project to build a