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  • 25 Oct 2019- 09:05 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom A new tool, described as a  “Chaos Map” of the world, may help people and governments to understand how escalating “chaos” can occur when pressures caused by limited resources are compounded by climate change or rising
  • 18 Mar 2019- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Two separate incidents of pollution affecting water bodies in Malaysia this month have prompted authorities to begin investigations. Malaysia's Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) was notified March 14 of some visible
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Eco-Business At least 200 people were murdered last year for taking peaceful action to protect their lands from mining, logging and agricultural companies, and this trend is on the rise globally, a new report from non-profit organisation Global
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 15 Jul 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “We have to thinking about sustainable solutions,” Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy Professor Asit Biswas said as he introduced panelists at the first session at the Industrial Water Solutions Forum at Singapore International Water Week.
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority (CEA) this week temporarily lifted the suspension of the Environmental Protection License for a Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama. The environmental regulator had suspended the license last week,
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Coca-Cola’s Sri Lanka unit has had its environmental protection license temporarily suspended after an oil leak from a fuel pipe at its facility in Biyagama polluted a major river, forcing authorities to cut off water supply to
  • 19 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Due to the overwhelming response, the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) Water Convention is extending the deadline for submissions to August 31, 2015. Submit your papers today and your works could be published in the International
  • 7 Aug 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE The Water Convention 2016 is officially calling for papers to be shared during next year’s Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). The Water Convention, co-organized by the International Water Association (IWA) and PUB, Singapore’s National
  • 22 Jun 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE A high-level panel at last week's Singapore International Water Wweek (SIWW) Technology and Innovation Summit (STIS) in Singapore, moderated by Black & Veatch Water Business President Cindy Wallis-Lage, looked at wastewater solutions
  • 12 Jun 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the world’s most important challenges, and innovative solutions and technologies are vital to overcoming these challenges. Water innovation is needed now more than ever to leverage opportunities
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan president Maithreepala Sirisena this week announced plans to meet with villagers who have been affected by construction of the $529 million USD Uma Oya multipurpose development project. The government has halted the project
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environment Authority (CEA) will hand over a report on groundwater contamination in the country’s Northern province to President Maithripala Sirisena this week. Sirisena had ordered the CEA to investigate
  • 26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed an independent committee to carry out a full assessment of the $529 million USD Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project. The committee is headed by geologist Professor Kapila Dissanayaka, as
  • 16 Feb 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government is taking steps to distribute drinking water to residents affected by groundwater contamination on the Jaffna peninsula, in the northern part of the country. The National Water Supply and Drainage Board,

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