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  • 14 Oct 2019- 07:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia The federal government of Australia and the state government of water-stressed New South Wales (NSW) have jointly allocated approximately $675 Million USD to upgrade an existing dam and to construct a new one. The projects will be
  • 12 Oct 2019- 07:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States In a first revision of the country's Lead and Copper Rule since 1991, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced, 10 October, a proposed new requirement that local water
  • 12 Oct 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark A new  report  from the European Environment Agency (EEA) underscores that urban wastewater treatment now must also address additional challenges brought on by climate changes, increasing populations and, importantly, new pollutants.
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:10 by Local Press Report CAIRO Zawya The Egyptian government has started implementing a plan for water conservation at a value of EGP 900 million, according to  the country’s prime minister Mostafa Madbouly. The plan includes shifting to modern irrigation systems, treating
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:11 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Journal A bill seeking to declare water produced from seawater desalination plants a public good has begun to be read in Chile. If passed, the bill, introduced into the Senate in January 2018, would allow the distribution of such water to be
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:10 by Local Press Report COLUMBIA SC The Hill South Carolina on Wednesday approved allowing Google to pump nearly 550 million gallons of drinking water per year to cool its servers. The decision from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is the
  • 5 Oct 2019- 07:43 by Local Press Report CARACAS Phys.org Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin. This huge body of water, in the country's
  • 29 Sep 2019- 06:55 by Local Press Report GUYRA Digital Journal The little town of Guyra- population 2,000- in eastern Australia lies next to a freshwater lagoon just half a day’s drive from Sydney, but its drinking water is due to run dry in 400 days’ time. Locals in the town have been trucking in
  • 29 Sep 2019- 06:55 by Local Press Report URUMQI Xinhua Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region provided access to drinking water for more than 264,000 people in rural areas by August, according to the region's water resources department. A total of 300,000 people in rural areas
  • 29 Sep 2019- 04:04 by TWD Staff NEW YORK NY, United States A new policy brief from UN-Water, the interagency mechanism that coordinates the efforts of United Nations entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues, highlights that climate change increases variability
  • 28 Sep 2019- 01:31 by Local Press Report DAR ES SALAAM The Citizen The Tanzania government has signed an agreement for a grant with the World Bank amounting to $4.5 million (equivalent to Sh10.35 billion) to improve water supply through improved solar pumping systems. The project, under the Global
  • 29 Sep 2019- 04:28 by TWD Staff NEW YORK NY, United States Contemporaneous with the UN Climate Change Summit, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its special report on the state of oceans and cryosphere 24 September. The Panel highlights the urgency of prioritising
  • 25 Sep 2019- 06:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Contamination of tap water in the United States caused by arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants, and traces of uranium and radium could result in over 100,000 cancer cases in the course of a lifetime, researchers claim.
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:11 by TWD Staff CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry has expressed frustration with Ethiopia’s stance on filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). More OOSKAnews Coverage OF GERD (30-plus articles) Shoukry’s comments, in an interview in New York 22
  • 23 Sep 2019- 06:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISPRA, Italy The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission have launched the World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA). The Alliance arises from a comprehensive resolution adopted at the third UN

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