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  • 17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A “People’s Delegation” from Ethiopia arrived in Cairo on December 16th for talks with Egyptian government officials, religious leaders, journalists and academics. The visit is aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries, whose
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico A group of 11 civil society organizations in Mexico-- including Reforestación Extrema, Consejo Cívico de las Instituciones de Nuevo León, Evolución Mexicana, and Vertebra-- are calling for cancellation of the Monterrey VI pipeline
  • 21 Nov 2014- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTERREY, Mexico A group of experts and citizens organizations last week presented an analysis, carried out by hydrologists and ecologists, which suggested that the potable water supply situation in the Monterrey metropolitan area is not critical, and
  • 12 Nov 2014- 10:56 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY PBS Every day, long lines of water tankers fill up at pumping stations, 4,000 gallons on each truck, enough for two homes for about a week. It’s not an emergency or drought. This is normal practice in Mexico City. With a population of 22 million,
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Water shortages have continued in Mexico’s Sonora state, more than 70 days after a copper sulfate spill in the Sonora River from a mine operated by Grupo Mexico. Noticierios Televisa reported last week that seven municipalities and
  • 28 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian and South Sudanese water ministers met in Cairo this week to discuss a possible water cooperation agreement between the two countries. South Sudan’s Minister of Water Jemma Nunu Kumba arrived in Egypt on October 25th for a four-day
  • 23 Oct 2014- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Atilano Román, a Mexican activist and leader of a movement for those displaced by construction of the Picachos Dam, was shot last week during a radio program, and died shortly after. Román was shot three times during a live broadcast
  • 20 Oct 2014- 10:58 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Imperial Valley News Mexico is facing a severe water shortage, and Stanford scholar Mikael Wolfe says the Mexican version was decades in the making, and probably preventable. Wolfe, an assistant professor of Latin American and environmental
  • 16 Oct 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's Federal Chamber of Deputies has called on Sonora State Governor Guillermo Padrés Elías to halt all activities related to the controversial Independencia Pipeline and establish a dialogue with the Yaqui tribe. The
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has announced a plan to end the drinking water outages that have affected various parts of the country over the past few weeks. “The ministry will first outline the hotspots nationwide where
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MORELIA, Mexico The Michoacán State Water and Basin Management Commission (CEAC) is seeking to reactivate 60 wastewater treatment plants in the state that were constructed between 2008 and 2010 and that it says have deficiencies or operate at high costs.
  • 1 Oct 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Discussions on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam project on the Blue Nile have helped Egypt and Ethiopia overcome the "obstacle of rebuilding confidence," Egyptian Irrigation Minister Hossam El Moghazi said this week. Moghazi,
  • 25 Sep 2014- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Indigenous water activist and spokesman for the Yaqui tribe Mario Luna Romero is at risk of an unfair trial after being arrested in Mexico's Sonora state on September 11th, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The first meeting of the Tripartite National Committee tasked with furthering studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project was a “good start and a step forward” in resolving issues related to the dam,

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