Water Quality

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  • 8 Oct 2018- 07:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, 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, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the
  • 3 Oct 2018- 09:31 by Local Press Report ALBANY NY News 12 Long Island Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set aside $200 million in state aid to fight water pollution and contamination. Much of those funds will soon be flowing into Long Island communities to clean contaminants in drinking water supplies. Gov.
  • 3 Oct 2018- 09:31 by Local Press Report FORT MYERS FL Wink News The water quality crisis is at the forefront of issues this campaign season and the two candidates running for a Senate seat don’t see eye to eye in regards to cleaning our water. Gov. Scott says water quality issues are Sen. Nelson’s
  • 3 Oct 2018- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia, Brazil Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro announced October 3 that it is preparing for “full curtailment” of operation of the controversial Alunorte refinery in northeastern Brazil. The company’s shares fell 13 percent on the news. Norsk Hydro blamed
  • 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
  • 2 Oct 2018- 12:00 by Local Press Report GEORGETOWN Guyana Times Five months after water supply was sourced from alternative means for affected residents, an investigation into mercury contamination of the Kaituma River, North West District has confirmed the preliminary test that the mercury levels
  • 1 Oct 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report PORT HARCOURT The Guardian Nigeria Following reports that Nigeria is the second largest number of people defecating in the open globally and has the largest number in Africa, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged the federal Government to take
  • 1 Oct 2018- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Over 115 peoplle have been hospitalized in the city of Makiivka in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region showing symptoms of drinking tap water contaminated with Manganese. On September 29, Pavlo Lysyanskyi, a representative of Ukraine’s
  • 1 Oct 2018- 06:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al Jafari called on Turkey to cease damming the Tigris river in a September 28 speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Meantime, the number of people admitted to hospital in the city of Basra in southern
  • 1 Oct 2018- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan The Asian Development Bank is to fund a grant that will rehabilitate and expand water supply and sanitation infrastructure in the southeast of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The $41.18 Million USD grant is ADB’s first urban sector project in
  • 3 Oct 2018- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Info Kolkata, India The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has urged authorities in India to penalize households for water wastage. “Why don’t you apply a penalty using the system? We are providing the tools to have more equitable water distribution,” Kenichi Yokoyama, who
  • 30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report TOKYO ABC News (Australia) Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government had said that treatment of the water had removed all radioactive elements except tritium, which experts say is safe in small amounts. They called it "tritium water," but it
  • 27 Sep 2018- 06:53 by Local Press Report BEIRUT China.org Lebanese caretaker Industry Minister said Wednesday that his ministry has closed 27 factories that do not comply with environmental standards since the start of this year. Hussein Hajj Hassan said that the industrial waste has a tremendously
  • 27 Sep 2018- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests with severe consequences for our future unless urgent action is taken to ensure their survival, warns a new report by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Approximately 35 per
  • 27 Sep 2018- 07:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria Trends in European water quality and flood management and associated legal frameworks, pollution from microplastics and pharmaceuticals and the impacts of climate change were discussed at last week's  5th EU Water Conference in

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