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  • 26 Aug 2016- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Every year world leaders, development professionals and water experts gather in Stockholm, Sweden for discussion of water- our planet’s most critical resource. This year’s gathering will occur from 28 August to 2 September and focus on
  • 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
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The South African government is looking to desalinationto help ease the country’s water problems, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said this week. "We have given the go-ahead through the Cabinet, a week ago, that
  • 25 Aug 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden World leaders described the urgent pressure many countries are facing with regard to future water supply at the opening of the 2015 World Water Week in Stockholm this week. "As the leader of my country I cannot look my people in
  • 5 Sep 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden During this year’s World Water Week, Professor John Briscoe of South Africa was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize for his work in both global and local water management, which showed an “unwavering commitment to improving the lives of
  • 4 Sep 2014- 12:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden At Stockholm’s 24th World World Water Week, OOSKAnews CEO David Duncan spoke with Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Senior Director for the World Bank Group’s Global Water Practice, to discuss the interrelationships between water and other sectors,
  • 2 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Water is a platform for growth, for other sectors and for society as a whole, Professor John Briscoe, winner of the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize, said at the opening of World Water Week in Stockholm. “Developing countries face big
  • 20 Dec 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN BATOR, Mongolia Mongolia has taken steps to join the Global Water Partnership (GWP), an international network that works to foster integrated water resources management. The Mongolian Water Partnership late last week decided it would formally apply
  • 17 Oct 2012- 08:51 by Local Press Report STOCKHOLM Global Water Partnership Sending a clear signal of his commitment to the role of water in human development, President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of Mongolia visited the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Global Secretariat on 10 October 2012, as part of
  • 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

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