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  • 20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion
  • 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
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 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.
  • Nearly half of China’s 87,000 dams and reservoirs could be at risk of collapse, according to a report released this month by environmental watchdog Probe International. And China is currently building more than 130 large dams in its western region, an area containing some of the Earth’s largest and most active seismic fault systems, the report warns.
  • 11 Apr 2012- 09:45 by Local Press Report TORONTO Toronto Star Full Story- Oyu Tolgoi, the copper and gold mine, co-owned by Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. and the Mongolian government, is expected to balloon the Central Asian country’s GDP — an estimated $13.28 billion in 2011 — by more than 30
  • 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
  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, California, EXETER — Water sector contractor Waterman Industries has formed a joint venture with Toronto-based Bisan to increase sales in the Middle East. After a 2004 bankruptcy, Waterman has rebuilt itself to renew expansion in the
  • 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