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  • 15 Dec 2019- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Lack of rain in Zambia and Zimbabwe has left the area in a prolonged drought, drying up Victoria Falls, shrinking Lake Kariba, affecting tourism, threatening the livelihood of regional farmers, and causing power outages. South Africa
  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 11 Dec 2019- 07:53 by Local Press Report FLINT MI The Guardian Email exchanges in February 2015 between executives at Veolia and a city contractor show some senior employees were aware that lead from the city’s pipes could be leaching into drinking water. They argued that city officials should be
  • 11 Dec 2019- 07:52 by Local Press Report MADRID MongaBay As world leaders, industry groups, and campaigners converge on Madrid for the climate change COP, the proponents of hydropower are out in full force, keen to profit from and perpetuate the myth of hydropower’s climate benefits. Today, 276
  • 11 Dec 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIANTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has suggested that receent  change in colour of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos with serious consequences, and called for more data sharing with the China-backed Lancang-Mekong Cooperation
  • 10 Dec 2019- 11:51 by Local Press Report BEIJING Xinhua China's total annual consumption of unconventional water resources is expected to exceed 9 billion cubic meters this year, with recycled water to account for over 80 percent of the amount, said an official with the Ministry of Water
  • 9 Dec 2019- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany Environmental organisation Germanwatch released its 15th annual Global Climate Risk Index report 4 December, analysing impacts of weather-related events (storms, floods, heatwaves etc.) and associated socio-economic data. Its aim is to
  • 9 Dec 2019- 07:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Parliament and Council announced a provisional agreement December 3 to harmonize minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of treated urban wastewater in agricultural irrigation. As currently implemented only a
  • 9 Dec 2019- 09:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FORT COLLINS CO, United States New research from Colorado State University (CSU) in the United States has matched large public datasets of water quality observations with satellite imagery to enable more efficient, cost-effective measurement of water
  • 2 Dec 2019- 08:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat DELHI, India The Supreme Court of India has ruled that the country’s citizens have a constitutional right to clean water and air, giving state governments six weeks to explain why they should not be held accountable for "failing to discharge their
  • 30 Nov 2019- 10:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt A second meeting of experts in the series of four tripartite talks brokered by the US government on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will convene in Cairo, Egypt, 2 December. The two-day meeting will be chaired by the Ministers of
  • 30 Nov 2019- 09:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIANTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has warned that with the late onset and early departure of the monsoon, countries in the lower Mekong region can anticipate extreme drought through January 2020. The situation is further aggravated by high
  • 26 Nov 2019- 14:48 by Local Press Report DUMFERMLINE The Inverness Courier Loch Ness could be used to supply water to Inverness during drier summers, Scottish Water has revealed. The utilities firm has drawn up plans to develop a pumping station south-west of Dores and build a partially buried
  • 30 Nov 2019- 09:49 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States A new report authored by the International Labour Organisation, WaterAid, World Bank and World Health Organisation focuses on the well being of sanitation workers; their safety, health and dignity. The report was launched on
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go

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