Disasters

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  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 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
  • The European Union on October 3 released a new policy document that calls for greater cooperation between its emergency and development arms to increase countries’ resilience to disasters like drought, flood, and food insecurity.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 12 Sep 2011- 18:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ny, united states, NEW YORK CITY The hot and dry conditions that El Niño weather phenomenon brings to tropical nations can double the risk of conflicts, with 50 of 250 conflicts between 1950 and 2004 triggered by effects of this climate cycle, according
  • 9 Jun 2011- 15:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Canada, QUEBEC CITY “International water leadership is virtually nonexistent,” the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government said in a statement issued following the group’s annual meeting in Canada at the end of May. As a result, the
  • 7 Jun 2011- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Canada, QUEBEC CITY “International water leadership is virtually nonexistent,” the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government said in a statement issued following the group’s annual meeting in Canada at the end of May. As a result, the
  • 6 Jun 2011- 14:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Canada, QUEBEC CITY “International water leadership is virtually nonexistent,” the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government said in a statement issued following the group’s annual meeting in Canada at the end of May. As a result, the
  • 13 Apr 2009- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM Sweden-based Atlas Copco and ITT Corporation of United States have entered into a strategic alliance to provide energy-saving solutions for municipal wastewater treatment plants worldwide, the companies announced earlier this month. An
  • 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