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  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report VIENNA International Atomic Energy Agency The theme of World Water Day 2017 —Why waste water? —highlights the importance of conserving our limited freshwater resources. As more of the world’s population moves to urban areas, water conservation and reuse are
  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI With demand outstripping supply of water, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is waking up to the possibility of water scarcity triggering social unrest in the country and leading to water wars between states. “The growing scarcity of water is
  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY UNICEF Press Center Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day. The report, Thirsting for a Future:
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report SKHIRAT Morocco World News Speaking at the opening of the African Water Association conference in Skhirat, the General Director of the Moroccan Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), Ali Fassi Fihri, noted that this African Water Summit, one of the
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Eye Witness News The Western Cape government has reiterated that Cape Town residents must change their water consumption habits urgently or face a full blown crisis. Dam levels are now below 35%, 10% lower than the same period last year. Access
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report DAMASCUS Sputnik News Daesh terrorist group militants again blocked access for Syrian Aleppo residents to drinking water from the Al-Khafsa water treatment facility, the province's governor, Hussein Diyab, said Wednesday. Access Conflict Disasters Food
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report ATLANTA, GA Silicon Cyber security researchers at Georgia Tech University have created a new form of ransomware that can take over the controls of simulated water treatment plant, highlighting the vulnerabilities than can be found in industrial control
  • 13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Inter Press News Service Is it possible to spend 5.2 billion dollars to clean up a river which is just 64-km-long and get practically no results? Argentina is showing that it is. Access Corporate Risk Ecosystems Policy Pollution Regulation
  • 13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report KOZHIKODE The Hindu Contaminated water continues to flow through the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) pipelines in Vadakara municipality. Though the KWA tried to fixed the problem by pumping water from the Peruvannamoozhi reservoir, residents have complained
  • 13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report SEVASTOPOL Pravda Residents of the city of Sevastopol said that the water in the Round Bay of the Black Sea turned green. The people promptly informed EMERCOM of the phenomenon. "In the waters of the Round Bay, an unknown substance colored the sea water
  • 13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report LONDON Anglican Communion News Service The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has said the problem of water supply and sanitation illustrates why South Africa “is one of the most unequal countries in the world.” The Archbishop also described the problem
  • 13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The South African A new report has exposed minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s department of water and sanitation’s nearly R4.3 billion worth of toxic debt. The report claims Mokonyane’s department is sitting on unpaid invoices of R2.8 billion for the
  • 7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Straits Times Water is set to cost more here, as Singapore seeks to ensure long-term water security in the face of uncertain weather conditions. An increase in water prices will be announced at the upcoming Budget, said Minister for the Environment
  • 7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian After almost three decades of civil war, Sri Lanka has the daunting task of nurturing cohesion in its multi-faith and multi-ethnic community while also addressing the increasing impacts of climate change. Local researchers, however,
  • 6 Feb 2017- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to

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