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  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century, says a new report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), published to mark 13 October's International Day for Disaster Risk
  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Basra, Iraq New satellite mapping of the canal system of Basra, Iraq, reveals an environmental disaster in the waterways. A  study deploying United Nation's Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) technology, conducted by REACH,
  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director of UNICEFHenrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority
  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:06 by Local Press Report LJUBLJANA Republic of Slovenia Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has issued a grant decision for the project “Wastewater discharge and treatment in the Kolpa river basin – Municipality Črnomelj”. The project aims to improve
  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:09 by Local Press Report LONDON Press Trust of India A team of researchers based in the UK, India and Switzerland have created a country-specific, country-wide model for finding arsenic in well waters in India, highlighting areas in the country that pose a risk to drinking water.
  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:11 by Local Press Report ABUJA The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has advised West African countries to take into consideration gender perspective in formulating their national water policies. Mr Lamine Sow, Acting Director, UNESCO Regional Office,
  • 15 Oct 2020- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden An international panel gathered virtually to discuss human rights-based water resources management and water security at a webinar on 13 October, which was organised by the UN Development Programme- Stockholm International Water
  • 15 Oct 2020- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank have signed a loan agreement for the second phase of the Madhya Pradesh Urban Services Improvement Project, following an original loan of $275 Million USD signed in 2017. The new
  • 14 Oct 2020- 09:12 by Local Press Report ABUJA The Guardian The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), yesterday, urged the Federal Government to invest at least 1.7 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly to prevent water shortage by 2030. Chairman of NESG, Asue Ighodalo,
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:13 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY CNN Residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a civil lawsuit against three investment banks for claims arising from the poisoning of "minors, residents and water users of the City of Flint during the period when Flint utilized the Flint
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:19 by Local Press Report XIANTAO Global Times More than 20 villagers from Xiantao, Central China's Hubei Province, suffered from vomiting and diarrhea after being poisoned after drinking tap water. All of them have recovered except for two, who have been hospitalized for
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:15 by Local Press Report RABAT Morocco World Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) announced on Wednesday the signing of a loan contract with the German Development Bank (KfW). The agreement seeks to improve access to drinking water in rural northern
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:25 by Local Press Report PANAJI Business Standard Goa has become the first state in the country to provide 100 per cent tap water connections in rural areas covering 2.30 lakh households, the Jal Shakti Ministry said on Friday. The government's Jal Jeevan Mission aims to
  • 7 Oct 2020- 09:41 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malay Mail National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has suggested it is considering increasing penalty for unethical companies found polluting the country’s water supply up to RM6 million. In an interview with state broadcaster RTM, its director
  • 7 Oct 2020- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project (LVWATSAN) in Kenya has received approval of over $70 Million USD in loans and grants from three European agencies. Funds will be used to expand the water and sanitation distribution network

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