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  • 23 Aug 2019- 06:41 by TWD Staff Stockholm, Sweden "The Water Diplomat" is a free monthly news and intelligence resource produced by OOSKAnews and Geneva Water Hub. The publication, launched at World Water Week 2019 and distributed monthly by email, is part of a media platform developed to
  • 21 Aug 2019- 12:00 by TWD Staff ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan authorities August 19 warned that release of water from an upstream dam may cause flooding in Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. Further coverage of the Indus Treaty by OOSKAnews   The Indian-administered part of the
  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:42 by Local Press Report MANILA The Commission on Audit (COA) questioned the selection of the contractor for the New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project which would be funded through an Official Development Assistance loan. According to the COA report released on Sunday, the
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:13 by TWD Staff MUMBAI, India Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the
  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:44 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post Conservationists on Monday submitted a letter to the United Nations calling for protection in their campaign against a limestone quarry project in Phatthalung province. They made the move after key conservationist Ekkachai Isaratha,
  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:41 by Local Press Report REYKJAVIK The New York Times Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland’s sixth-largest glacier, gained worldwide recognition when the volcano lurking under it erupted in 2010. Large levels of volcanic ash caused air travel disruptions in Europe, and news reporters across
  • 21 Aug 2019- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent REYKJAVIK, Iceland Icelanders held a “funeral” August 18 to officially recognize the re-listing of the Okjökull glacier as a volcano shield. Having lost is status as a glacier (or jökull in Icelandic) in 2014, the space will now be known simply as “Ok”.
  • 20 Aug 2019- 05:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The US Trump administration is looking to make good on threats to cancel funding for billions of dollars in foreign aid funding, especially for programs not fully endorsed by the White House, Ivanka Trump, and Vice President
  • 21 Aug 2019- 14:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DELHI, India In an India Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a need for definitive progress in addressing challenges of eliminating poverty and corruption, managing population growth and providing drinking water to all. Modi
  • 20 Aug 2019- 04:14 by OOSKAnews Info SHANGHAI, China Ganxian Hongjin Rare Earth, a subsidiary of China's state-owned Minmetals continues to violate environmental protection laws and has not corrected a number of pollution offenses, despite several warnings from the country's Ministry of
  • 20 Aug 2019- 04:10 by TWD Staff FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu A statement of the Pacific Islands Forum on the climate crisis and global warming, issued August 16, fell short of being the compelling global call to action that many island nations desired. Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama tweeted that the
  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:58 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa’s Water Tribunal will hear a case September 11 over a water licence issued for Kropz Plc’s contentious Elandsfontein phosphate mine. The strip mine is located within the West Coast National Park (South Africa) and NGO West
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:05 by OOSKAnews Info RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Contemporaneously with this year's Hajj season, the government of Saudi Arabia announced investment in new water developments totalling in excess of $825 Million USD. The projects include construction of a pipeline from the desal plant
  • 21 Aug 2019- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Info LONDON, United Kingdom The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has announced $22 Million USD in additional aid to provide assistance to vulnerable families in South Sudan. UK also committed to $60 Million USD in support for Zimbabwe in response to a United
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE QLD, Australia The Sustainable Minerals Institute Center of Excellence (SMI-ICI) of the University of Queensland and TRENDS Industrial have reached an agreement for collaboration on an integrated desalination supply system for use in Chile’s

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