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  • 4 Jun 2020- 05:08 by Local Press Report JAKARTA The Jakarta Post The government aims to provide additional clean water access for 3.9 million residents in the dense Greater Jakarta region by 2023 by developing the Ir. H. Djuanda drinking water system (SPAM) in Purwakarta, West Java. The water
  • 25 May 2020- 10:02 by Local Press Report TOKYO EurekAlert Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo. Gadolinium is contained in contrast agents given to patients undergoing medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and
  • 29 Apr 2020- 12:26 by Local Press Report KARIYA CITY Sora News 24 Luckily for citizens of Kariya City in Aichi prefecture in west-central Japan, water bills, at least, won’t cause any more stress. In order to relieve some of the financial strain on their residents, the city has decided to reduce
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:22 by Local Press Report TOKYO Arab News As supermarkets in the West struggle to keep rolls of toilet paper on their shelves, Japanese people do not have to worry about disappearing toilet rolls, as they have something superior: the Washlet. Disasters Innovation, Infrastructure &
  • 30 Mar 2020- 08:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has expressed concern about a new draft plan from Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water from its disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The country’s Office for Government Policy Coordination said March
  • 12 Mar 2020- 14:42 by Staff- Water Diplomat Jakarta, Indonesia The President of Indonesia confirmed this week that the country’s new capital will be located on high ground in East Kalimantan Province, Borneo. The current coastal capital, Jakarta (pop. 30 million) is unsustainable due to increasing
  • 10 Mar 2020- 10:36 by Local Press Report HASUDA Sora News 24 Among increasing occurrences of extreme weather around the world, residents of Saitama Prefecture were handed an especially disturbing phenomenon on 2 March when a black tinged rain was found in various places. The cause of this dark rain
  • 3 Mar 2020- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has indicated support for the Japan government’s proposal to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific ocean.  “The Agency
  • 2 Mar 2020- 09:35 by Local Press Report OKINAWA Stars and Stripes Japan plans to join other nations in officially setting its own water quality safety guidelines for banned pollutants that have been found around U.S. military bases near Tokyo and on Okinawa. The country’s Ministry of Health, Labour
  • 28 Feb 2020- 09:50 by Local Press Report JAKARTA New Straits Times Clean toilets and adequate water supply are key to ensuring Indonesia meets the proper standards to support the tourism sector. The country needs to raise health and hygiene standards, particularly at tourist attractions, where
  • 11 Feb 2020- 06:55 by Local Press Report TOKYO NHK World The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has started work to improve water quality at a venue of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games after higher-than-acceptable levels of E. coli bacteria were detected there last year. Odaiba Marine Park
  • 5 Feb 2020- 09:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOYKO, Japan The government of Japan briefed foreign embassy officials 3 February on an increasingly preferred method of disposal of treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. 28 diplomats representing 23
  • 28 Jan 2020- 08:48 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 is a challenge but represents huge investment opportunity for the private sector through 2030, according to a new report from Standard Chartered Bank. The
  • 14 Jan 2020- 08:35 by Staff- Water Diplomat JAKARTA, Indonesia The combination of the heaviest rainfall in years, and being the fastest sinking city in the world, has proven a deadly combination for Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, as flooding has claimed at least 67 victims since 31 December. 173,000
  • 13 Jan 2020- 09:57 by Staff- Water Diplomat SEOUL, South Korea The government of Japan looks likely to proceed with a controlled ocean-release of radioactive wastewater associated with the Fukushima disaster, a move criticised by environmental groups in neighbouring countries. A draft report on how

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