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  • 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
  • Chinese environmental inspectors, Lan Qunfeng and Wei Yi, went on trial this week over an incident of serious cadmium contamination of the Longjiang River.
  • 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.
  • A Chinese environment official last week sounded the alarm about pollution in China's rivers, lakes and seas, saying the problem in the near-shore waters of major coastal economic zones is particularly serious.
  • 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
  • The southern Chinese city of Hechi, in Guangxi province, announced this week that it will move all local smelters to an industrial park where their discharge can be better screened.  The move comes after cadmium from a plant poisoned a river in the province, threatening the drinking water supply for millions of people downstream.
  • 31 Jan 2012- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, GUANGXI Cadmium pollution caused by a mining firm has been found downstream of a tainted south China river, prompting local authorities to monitor drinking water safety more closely. Cadmium pollutants were recently detected in the Liujiang River
  • 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
  • 22 Feb 2011- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, GUANGXI At least 10 percent of China’s rice may be tainted by poisonous cadmium, according to research by a team of Chinese scientists.  Passed through mine and industrial sewage, the heavy metal infiltrates rice paddies.  Much of the rice is
  • 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
  • 21 Oct 2008- 01:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Five government officials from Hechi City in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were fired last week over the drinking water contamination scandal in which 450 villagers were poisoned by drinking water containing arsenic

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