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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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government this week ordered the country’s Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) to carry out a scientific investigation of water contamination in the northern district of Jaffna. In the recent months, residents of the
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Northern Power Company (Pvt) Ltd. (NPCPL) this week denied allegations that it was responsible for polluted groundwater in Chunnakum, in Sri Lanka's Northern Province. The company said a statement this week that it sells
  • 2 Jan 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has temporarily restored safe drinking water supply to people affected by floods and landslides in the Badulla district in the country’s Central Province. Over 23 people were killed in the disasters, which
  • 5 Dec 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed a committee to look into oil leakage from the Uthuru Janani power station, which has allegedly polluted groundwater resources in the town of Chunnakam, in the country’s Northern province
  • 25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Residents from the town of Chunnakum, in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, are demanding immediate action to stop oil leakage from the nearby Uthuru Janani power station, which has polluted groundwater resources in the area. The 24
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week approved a $102 million USD line of credit to Sri Lanka for disaster risk financing. Sri Lanka is the first South Asian nation to access this new financing tool from the bank. The $102 million
  • 30 Jul 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report ANURADHAPURA News.LK This year's International Conference on Community & Water Services will be held in the North Central Provincial town of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka from 16-18 August. The conference titled Water Cooperation for Community
  • Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) has become a de facto solution for many water issues, but it sometimes results in negative outcomes and has shut out alternative thinking, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) theme leader Mark Giordano told participants at the Innovations in Water Policy Workshop in Singapore last week.

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