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  • 22 Apr 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Info RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The number of water disputes in Brazil rose by 40 percent between 2017 and 2018, with the number of affected families more than doubling, according to a new report. In addition, 2018 recorded the highest water discord since 2002. The
  • 21 Jan 2019- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by the company to climate change. Indian
  • 19 Sep 2018- 08:49 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Hydro World The National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA) is suspending the granting of rights to use water resources for new hydro projects in the Pantanal region until May 2020. This decision will affect projects that did not begin commercial
  • 22 Aug 2018- 07:44 by Local Press Report MACEIO Al Jazeera Brazil's northeastern state of Alagoas has declared a 180-day state of emergency after dozens of cities in the region experienced water shortages that have affected more than 200,000 people. Local farmers are experiencing a shortfall
  • 21 May 2018- 05:59 by OOSKAnews Info DURBAN, South Africa The Environment Ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the BRICS nations) have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord in dealing with climate change worldwide. Regarding water security, the ministers vowed to
  • 2 May 2018- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy A new report from The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report titled, "The Water Advantage: Seeking sustainable solutions for water stress" highlights the potential of practices such as drip irrigation,
  • 23 Mar 2018- 07:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia Michel Temer, President of Brazil, has penned an op-ed article, supplied to, and reproduced by a number of international media outlets, on the occasion of World Water Day, March 22. Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, is this week hosting the eighth
  • 22 Mar 2018- 05:55 by Local Press Report BRASILIA The North Africa Post “The kingdom of Morocco believes that this edition of the World Water Forum should be an opportunity to highlight the alarming situation of water in Africa,” Charafat Afilal, State Secretary for Water said at a ministerial
  • 21 Mar 2018- 07:53 by Local Press Report BRASILIA FAO On Monday at 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, FAO presented new research, done with Global Water Partnership and Oregon State University, USA, on the nexus between water and migration at a high-level panel at the forum. Access Conflict Food
  • 21 Mar 2018- 07:53 by Local Press Report BRASILIA A day after the United Nations warned that 5.7 billion people could be short of drinking water by 2050, experts said agriculture faces its own threat. A perfect example of the current management challenge is Brazil itself. Climate Food
  • 20 Mar 2018- 11:46 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Bloomberg Delegates to the World Water Forum that kicked off in Brasilia on Monday are unlikely to suffer from water shortages during their stay, unlike many of the city’s residents who’ve endured rationing for up to 2 days a week for over a year.
  • 20 Mar 2018- 11:27 by Local Press Report BRASILIA NASDAQ A canal set to deliver water to two drought-stricken states in northeastern Brazil is set to go into operation by year's end, a government minister said on Monday. Climate Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology Investment Sanitation
  • 20 Mar 2018- 06:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been awarded the 6th King Hassan II Great World Water Prize by the Government of Morocco and the World Water Council at the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil.
  • 19 Mar 2018- 08:51 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Yahoo News There's no escaping water rationing in Brazil's drought-hit capital Brasilia-- unless you're attending an international conference on global water supply problems. Brasilia has been on a schedule of rolling cuts to fresh
  • 1 Dec 2017- 08:39 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO The Guardian São Paulo could face more devastating water shortages if farmers continue to clear the Amazon forest, warns the utility chief who recently steered the biggest city in the Americas from the edge of drought catastrophe. As one of the