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  • 13 Aug 2020- 08:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Department of Energy has filed notice to relax rules on the nation's definition of showerheads, apparently responding to complaints by President Donald Trump about showerhead pressure at the
  • 15 Jul 2020- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced the latest round of up to $6 Billion USD in funding under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The programme will accelerate investment in
  • 9 Jul 2020- 10:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Green Matters Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review.
  • 25 Jun 2020- 11:24 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Court House News Farmers won’t get paid for river water they lost out on during a drought in southern Oregon, because Native American tribes have water rights that rank above those of irrigators, stretching back to “time immemorial” — a ruling
  • 9 Jun 2020- 07:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States A new report from the United Nations’ High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP) suggests that improving water supply, especially in developing nations, would have a significant positive effect on the amount of
  • 4 Jun 2020- 05:06 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Roll Call States have less say in issuing Clean Water Act permits under an EPA rule finalized Monday as the Trump administration and conservative lawmakers seek to speed energy projects. The rule limits the scope of environmental reviews that
  • 2 May 2020- 11:20 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States A new poll conducted on behalf of the Value of Water Campaign shows that voters in the United States value water and want elected officials to prioritise investment in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. In principle,
  • 15 Apr 2020- 11:12 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Actions by China have been described as compounding a 2019 Mekong River drought that had severe impacts on livelihoods in downstream nations. China is accused in an April 2020 US government-funded study of restricting water
  • 25 Feb 2020- 08:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States United States President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “Peace Plan” for the Middle East, revealed 28 January, has come under fire for disregarding the political and economic needs of occupied Palestine and lack of recognition or
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:53 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced a $10-15 Million USD grant for desalination in Gaza, Palestine. This funding, announced 10 February, will supplement funds already committed by the Partnership for Infrastructure Development in
  • 26 Jan 2020- 09:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States New research launched on January 21 from World Resources Institute (WRI) has found that securing clean and available water for all by 2030 is achievable and might cost as little as $0.29 USD per person per day from 2015
  • 15 Jan 2020- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Irrigation from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met 14 January in Washington DC to discuss continuing differences around timing and technical regulations regarding filling and operation of the
  • 27 Dec 2019- 10:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Senior representatives of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are set to meet again in Washington DC in January over outstanding issues related to the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). More OOSKAnews coverage of GERD (44 Articles)
  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat 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
  • 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.

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