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  • 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
  • Half of the 800,000 people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state lack access to clean water, and water-borne diseases among the main causes of death in the state, according to medical workers in the area. The problem has been exacerbated by the presence of internally displaced persons in the area in the wake of violent ethnic conflicts last month that have killed dozens and led to a state of emergency being declared in the state.