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  • 12 Jul 2016- 09:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “Groundwater contamination is the biggest threat to humanity,” Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Winner and Professor John Cherry stated categorically in his address to delegates at Singapore International Water Week. “We are in the middle of a water
  • 10 Sep 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico In the last two weeks the director of Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua), Roberto Ramirez de la Parra, has met with representatives from three different countries and signed agreements to jointly address a variety of water
  • 12 Aug 2015- 08:23 by Local Press Report FAYYOUM Egypt State Information Service Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has earmarked $7.5 million for completing drinking water projects in Fayyoum. This is a part of $17 million that have been earmarked for drinking water projects in many governorates, said
  • 6 Jun 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ARLINGTON, VA, United States A quarter of the world's large cities are currently water stressed, according to a new study published in the July issue of the journal Global Environmental Change . The study, “ Water on an urban planet: Urbanization
  • 22 Jan 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexican authorities have agreed to allow water from its reservoirs into the Rio Grande, where it flows into the Rio Grande Valley on the US side of the border. Over the next four weeks, nearly 31 million cubic meters will be released
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Experts from Israel have proposed construction of seawater desalination plants as an alternative to meet the future demand for water in Mexico. At workshop last week on "Water Challenges in Mexico: The Present and Future
  • Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) has approved a transfer of 20 million cubic meters of water from La Fragua Dam to La Amistad Dam. Both dams are located in Coahuila State, on the US-Mexican border.
  • Carlos Álvarez García, president of the Agriculture and Livestock Chamber of Torreón, has warned that conflicts over water among producers in the La Laguna area could get worse, as the National Water Commission (Conagua) continues to say it will only release 450 million cubic meters of water for the agricultural cycle.
  • A lack of water is limiting wine production in the Guadalupe Valley in Mexico's Baja California state. While the region has a promising future as a wine producer, Ensenada municipality currently does not have enough water to cultivate its grapes. Groundwater in the drought-stricken state is insufficient, La Voz de la Frontera newspaper reported last week.
  • Members of Mexico’s National Farmer’s Confederation (CNC) announced last week that they are forming a “common front” against the agreement signed last month between Mexico and the United States on sharing the Colorado River’s water.
  • US and Mexican officials have been mostly positive on the new agreement on sharing water from the Colorado River, signed last week, although Mexican farmers and some US water agencies expressed reservations.
  • Mexico’s Baja California North State could run out of water in the medium term, due to a reduction in total volumes flowing through the Colorado River, according to Polioptro Fortunato Martínez Austria, director general of the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA).
  • The latest meeting of the US-Mexican Binational Hydraulic Resources Summit concluded last week by drafting a document outlining various strategies to improve use, reuse and dispose of water in border areas.
  • Approximately 400 farmers from northeastern Chihuahua state blocked railroad tracks in the community of Villa Ahumada, approximately 100 kilometers from Ciudad Juarez, on August 30, demanding that the government stop over-exploitation of aquifers by Mennonite farmers in the state.
  • The Water and Drainage Board in the Mexican border city of Matamoros is blaming a reservoir built in the United States for the declining water levels in the Rio Grande and water shortages in the city.

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