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  • 20 Feb 2019- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia The Australian Academy of Science released a report February 10 examining the recent devastating fish deaths in the Darling River. The report was commissioned by the opposition Labor Party (ALP) to examine the causes of why millions of
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Jan 2019- 08:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States US water organizations have sent a letter to Congress urging funding for the country's crucial water infrastructure. The January 10 letter from a coalition of 91 national, state and local organizations requests funding
  • 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
  • 16 Nov 2018- 13:31 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY UrduPoint Illegal armed groups have damaged Colombia's second largest oil pipeline of Cano-Limon Covenas, the Colombian Ecopetrol energy giant said late on Tuesday. As a result, three channels in the northwestern province of Arauca have been
  • 9 Nov 2018- 14:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS IN, United States Arsenic in well water accounts for one in 20 deaths in Bangladesh. The country's 10 million or more shallow, hand-pumped wells yield water that often exceeds the World Health Organization's (WHO) arsenic
  • 30 Oct 2018- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Last week’s Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has introduces a “Wetland City Accreditation” program, which initially recognizes 18 cities that have taken exceptional steps to safeguard their urban
  • 12 Oct 2018- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States The US Senate passed bipartisan legislation October 10 authorizing billions of dollars in spending for waterway and safe water projects. The spending is directed at improvement of ports, dams and harbors, protection against

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