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  • 8 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OXFORD, United Kingdom This year’s unusually strong El Niño will put unprecedented pressure on the global humanitarian system, relief organization Oxfam warned last week.  The group said in a statement that according to its estimates, the weather
  • 20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom South Sudan is the hardest place in the world to find a household toilet, according to a new report by international charity WaterAid. The report, “ It’s No Joke: The State of the World’s Toilets 2015,” was released on November
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom Energy demand in some countries can have an impact on freshwater resources well beyond their borders, and can further strain water resources in areas already grappling with scarcity, a new study has found. In the study, “
  • 17 Nov 2015- 09:31 by Local Press Report LONDON Thomson Reuters Foundation The first map showing the world's hidden groundwater was published on Monday, bringing us closer to estimating how much there is, and when it will run out if we over-use the resource. Using data and computer models, an
  • 13 Nov 2015- 09:10 by Local Press Report NOTTINGHAM Environmental Technology Cameras flown on drones could be used to detect leaking underground water pipes over hundreds of miles of desert, according to new research by Nottingham Trent University (UK). A study led by Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh,
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LEEDS, United Kingdom Continued deforestation of the rainforest could diminish rainfall in the Amazon basin, potentially altering the region's climate and making droughts the norm by 2050, according to a new study from the University of Leeds
  • 23 Oct 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Global non-profit CDP this week unveiled its “Water A List” of companies that are on the path to sustainably managing water resources. The CDP Global Water Report 2015, written on behalf of 617 investors with $63 trillion USD in
  • 7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq The United Kingdom has announced an additional $30 million USD to support humanitarian relief in Iraq. The funds will be used to provide sanitation, clean water and shelter for 8 million Iraqis, including 3.2 million internally displaced
  • 18 Aug 2015- 08:37 by Local Press Report LONDON Environmental Leader Diageo, the maker of Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, improved water use efficiency by 30 percent in 2015 against a 2007 baseline, according to its 2015 integrated annual report. Year-over-year water efficiency improved 10
  • 25 Jun 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom In the worst case scenario, the world could face catastrophic food shortages and political instability due to the effects of climate change and water scarcity, according to a new report from UK-based specialist insurance market
  • 6 May 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A group of 13 UK-based humanitarian aid groups warned this week that there is a high risk that cholera, dysentery and other serious waterborne diseases will break out in Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating 7.8-magnitude quake that
  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMHERST, MA, United States Mountaintop environments around the world may be warming much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by international researchers of the Mountain Research Initiative Working Group. In their study, “ Elevation
  • 16 Apr 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States UK-based alcoholic beverage maker Diageo Plc this week launched its new Water Blueprint, which details how the company will protect and manage its water resources globally, particularly in emerging markets. Among the goals
  • 31 Mar 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediators have proposed a resource-sharing agreement between Malawi and Tanzania in order to resolve their dispute over Lake Malawi, saying economic integration is the solution to the
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Africa needs more transfers of skills and technology to help reduce water waste and boost energy supply on the continent, according to Malinne Blomberg, chief financial analyst at the AfDB’s Water and Sanitation Department. At the

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