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  • 28 Dec 2011- 11:54 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES IPS Water supply far outstrips demand in Argentina, yet 11 percent of the population is still without access to piped water, according to a new study by environmental group Green Cross Argentina (GCA). The report, Water: a General Overview in
  • 28 Dec 2011- 11:37 by Local Press Report CUCUTA Colombia Reports A burst pipe that spilled thousands of barrels of oil into a reservoir has contaminated the water supply of Cucuta, in northern Colombia. It is the second time in four years that a pipe belonging to state-owned oil company Ecopetrol
  • 27 Dec 2011- 14:31 by Local Press Report TX, SAN ANTONIO North American Development Bank The Board of Directors of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the North American Development Bank (NADB) announced certification of four new projects worth a total of $136 million USD for
  • 21 Dec 2011- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Latvia, DAUGAVPILS The Latvian Ministry for Environment and Regional Development earlier this month launched a tender for technical control of water management works in Daugavpils.  The tender was announced as part of the third stage of the European
  • 21 Dec 2011- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan The World Bank has launched the $19 million USD Second Dushanbe Water Supply Project, aimed at improving water quality in the Tajik capital and strengthening the performance capacity of the municipal water services utility.  Out of
  • 21 Dec 2011- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Russia, ELISTA The Russian republic of Kalmykia is stepping up efforts to implement a $5.1 million USD project to improve water services in the capital, Elista. A dam and an up-to-date water reservoir are being constructed in Gashun Salah, located close
  • 21 Dec 2011- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Ukraine, SIMFEROPOL The government of Crimea is considering implementing a series of measures to provide local residents with clean drinking water, under a recent order by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. This is in addition to the existing $775
  • 21 Dec 2011- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic Three municipalities in the Czech Republic’s  Plzen region will be linked to sewerage or have their existing networks modernized under a $28.4 million USD project announced earlier this month. Some $21 million USD of the project
  • 20 Dec 2011- 14:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea Fears that the Lee Myung-bak government’s Four Major Rivers Restoration Project would become a taxpayer “money pit” are set to become a reality. While building on the effort is mostly finished, upkeep and administration costs are
  • 20 Dec 2011- 14:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian states of Orissa and Delhi are considering lauching 24x7 water supply programs under a public-private partnership (PPP) model after the recent successful launch of India’s first such round-the-clock water supply project in
  • 20 Dec 2011- 14:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources will install water chlorinators after its study found most water in the country unfit for drinking, particularly in 14 districts of Sindh and Balochistan provinces, which were hit by
  • 20 Dec 2011- 13:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Authorities in the Chinese capital are planning an online water quality system for consumers.  The new system, which would be rolled out in 2012, will allow consumers to check the quality of water they use every day.  The new system will
  • 20 Dec 2011- 13:44 by Local Press Report KABUL Datamonitor Three firms will participate in the multiple-award, indefinite quantity contract (IQC) to renovate and modernize Afghanistan’s water and energy sectors, according to environmental engineering and consulting services Tetra Tech. “Tetra Tech

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