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  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Cities in the Asia-Pacific region may not be equipped to handle the disasters that are projected to occur more often and be more intense in the coming years, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 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
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canadian miner Teck Resources faces sanctions-- including potential revocation of its permits-- due to environmental breaches at its Carmen de Anacollo copper mine in Chile’s Coquim region. Chile’s environmental regulator, the SMA, has
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s environmental regulator SMA has fined Japanese firm Pan Pacific Copper $11.9 million USD for environmental violations at its Caserones copper mine. It is the second-highest fine the SMA has issued. Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama Mine
  • 4 Nov 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Public-private sector cooperation and investment are key to protecting water resources in the face of climate change, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). ECLAC hosted a seminar
  • 4 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden US-based multinational food and beverage corporation PepsiCo announced during World Water Week in Stockholm that it has developed a new data management and modeling tool, Hydro-BID, in partnership with the Inter-American Development
  • 19 Aug 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s Superintendency of Sanitation Services (SISS) last week signed an agreement with the Fundacion Chile-- a non-profit corporation created by the Chilean government and ITT Corporation-- to participate in the SuizAgua program, which
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai and Japanese governments signed an agreement this week on an early flood warning system. The goal is to increase Japanese investors’ confidence in Thailand following the devastating floods two years ago that killed hundreds of
  • Water and energy shortages “paralyzed” Chile’s mining industry in the second half of 2012, but mining companies expect solutions to these issues to take shape in the new year.
  • The death toll left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which tore through the Caribbean late last week, has been raised to 65 across the region, with Haiti having the largest number of deaths at 51. However, officials expect this number could continue to rise.
  • The Thai government has shortlisted seven companies to submit proposals to design and construct flood prevention projects under a $11 billion mega project.
  • Residents of northern Thailand are on alert after Lampang and Phrae Provinces were hit by flash floods last week. Water levels from the Ping River in Chiang Mai Province has continued to rise, prompting local communities on the riverside to stay on 24-hour alert for possible flash floods, Thai News Agency reported on September 8.
  • 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.
  • 10 Jul 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangkok, thailand Thailand's Cabinet last week took steps to streamline the country’s water management. The Cabinet approved a single point of command for water management and flood prevention nationwide, run by the government-appointed Water and

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