Disasters

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  • 17 Sep 2019- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BERLIN, Germany 2019's "World Risk Report" identifies water shortages as posing a growing risk to global stability. Securing access to clean water and protection against flooding and tsunamis is critical to safeguarding society against
  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) has published a report calling on governments and businesses to take action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions based on new research findings. The report explains
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE QLD, Australia The Sustainable Minerals Institute Center of Excellence (SMI-ICI) of the University of Queensland and TRENDS Industrial have reached an agreement for collaboration on an integrated desalination supply system for use in Chile’s
  • 23 Jun 2019- 08:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A new Economics Working Paper from the Asian Development Bank examines the effect of climate change and a Phillippines island community’s adaptation strategies in the aftermath of a 7.2 earthquake and subsequent typhoons and drought.
  • 20 May 2019- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Movement of the embankment of iron ore giant Vale SA’s decommissioned Gongo Soco mine pit near the city of Barão de Cocais has been detected by radar, the company has reported. It is predicted that, if the movement continues, the
  • 13 May 2019- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), in consultation with twenty leading investment vehicles, has launched a comprehensive investor guidance document to help assess how climate change and climate action
  • 7 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Ninety-six institutional investors, representing $10.3 Trillion USD in assets under management, have sent an urgent letter to 683 listed mining companies requesting full disclosure on tailings storage facilities under their control
  • 7 Apr 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica At the Sanitation and Water for All Sectors Ministers’ Meeting in Costa Rica this week, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, set out an ambitious goal to bring safe access to water to 60 million more people by 2021 and to
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 3 Feb 2019- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar A Myanmar government project commission is considering alternatives to the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam on the Irrwaddy River in the northern state of Kachin, which is politically unstable. The project has been stalled
  • 16 Oct 2018- 09:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expanded on his election manifesto pledge to plant 10 billion trees in the country to counter climate change and to “change the weather patterns”. Water levels in Pakistan’s big cities has
  • 3 Oct 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines "About 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do not have improved access to water and 1.7 billion lack access to basic sanitation," ADB president Takehiko Nakao said October 2 at the Asia Water 2018 forum in
  • 25 Sep 2018- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States An upcoming report by the Organization For Economic Cooperration and Development (OECD), UN Environment (UNEP)and the World Bank Group says serious and rapid investment in sustainable upgrades and alternatives is needed to limit
  • 18 Sep 2018- 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland Scottish Water, the public utility that provides water and sewarage services across Scotland, is to pilot a new approach to tackle the phenomenon of "fatbergs" in sewage systems, which can cause major flooding and pollution
  • 7 Aug 2018- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC The World Bank August 1 approved $11.5 Million USD additional loan financing to the Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project (CAHMP), supporting improved hydrometeorological services in The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan,

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