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  • 19 Feb 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The City of Cape Town, South Africa, released its draft water strategy this week, opening the plan to public comment. The strategy comes in the wake of an unprecedented three-year drought when the city famously approached a &quot
  • 13 Feb 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE, Australia The India-owned Adani Group mining company has admitted that coal-contaminated water again overflowed from their Abbot Point Operations in Queensland, Australia during heavy rainfall February 7, and that it had not applied for an
  • 13 Feb 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have confirmed commitment to reach consensus on outstanding technical issues surrounding the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). At the annual African Union conference hosted
  • 6 Feb 2019- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLAND, Switzerland Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective clarbon sinks on our planet". Urrego
  • 30 Jan 2019- 08:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan Per requirement of the Indus Waters Treaty and the agreement announced in mid-January, a three member delegation of Pakistani water experts arrived in India on January 27. The purpose of the visit is to inspect Indian hydro-electric
  • 25 Jan 2019- 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China authorities are set to strengthen the supervision and examination of the country's "lake chiefs" program in an effort to combat pollution. China started a "river chief" program in December 2016, when the
  • 21 Jan 2019- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by the company to climate change. Indian
  • 15 Jan 2019- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, Canada A new United Nations report calls into question the advisability of relying on desalination because of the high levels of brine produced. According to a new report from the United Nations University, there are 16,000 desalination plants
  • 15 Jan 2019- 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sydney, Australia The Australian state of New South Wales will mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after recent masss fish deaths caused by drought in the region, it was announced January 15. Record high temperatures in the western part of
  • 15 Jan 2019- 07:12 by Local Press Report HARARE Newsdze Zimbabwe Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, could run out of water by 2045 as the city's main water reservoir a serious situation threat, said a professor of environmental studies at the University of Zimbabwe Christopher Magadza. With
  • 13 Jan 2019- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The government of India will permit Pakistan officials to inspect two controversial dam sites in the Chenab basin in a sign of some thawing in relations between the two signatories of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). A Pakistani team
  • 11 Jan 2019- 08:50 by Local Press Report NOVOBUREYSKIY The Siberian Times Stunning sculptures appear hanging on trees that were submerged by a giant new reservoir. As the water levels dipped, officials noticed the ‘mushrooms’ made of ice and sprinkled with snow on the tops of partially submerged
  • 9 Jan 2019- 07:43 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile SQM, the world’s second largest producers of lithium, is to reduce excessive water extraction from Chile’s Atacama salt flats after a government crackdown. After approval of a $25 Million USD compliance plan by Chile's environmental regulator
  • 9 Jan 2019- 07:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUETTA, Pakistan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Provincial Government of Balochistan, Pakistan have signed project agreement of a $107 Million USD loan and grants to improve irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in Balochistan
  • 2 Jan 2019- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerand Hydrogeologist Gabriel de los Cobos, Service of Geology, Soil and Waste of the State of Geneva spoke to OOSKAnews on the occasion of the forty year anniversary of transboundary governance of the Geneva Aquifer, "Nappe du Genevois

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