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  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALO ALTO CA, United States The US hydropower industry and environmental and river conservation communities are to collaborate on a “shared task” that will “chart hydropower’s role in a clean energy future in a way that also supports healthy rivers”.
  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director of UNICEFHenrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority
  • 13 Oct 2020- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In a post-hospitalisation interview with right-wing media outlet Fox News, US President Donald Trump has ridiculed California Democrats for conservation policies that protect the endangered Delta smelt. This old campaign
  • 4 Oct 2020- 08:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat New YORK NY, United States In addresses to September’s seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt have described their countries’ respective positions and views around the contentious, and soon to
  • 25 Sep 2020- 13:03 by Local Press Report FORT LAUDERDALE FL The Maritime Executive The combination of excess water in some regions and drought in other regions that usually experience precipitation increases the attractiveness of transporting massive volumes of water by sea. It could be a lower
  • 23 Sep 2020- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHICAGO IL, United States Nasdaq and derivatives marketplace CME Group have announced plans for a new futures contract on the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index. Futures markets help create forward curves so water users can hedge future price risk. The
  • 20 Sep 2020- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Colorado River Basin is set to experience continued drought and an increased chance of water shortages by 2025 according to new modeling results from the US Bureau of Reclamation. The basin, which supplies water to 40
  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:22 by Local Press Report DENVER CO The Colorado Sun For more than 20 years, negotiations among the seven states that rely on the Colorado River have avoided lawsuits, even as drought and population growth threaten the river’s flows. That may change as a promise to rush the
  • 2 Sep 2020- 08:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The latest round of negotiations among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam did not reach consensus on legal and technical differences before concluding 28 August. The three countries'
  • 24 Aug 2020- 11:19 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today Within 18 months, 19 desalination plants worth a total of LE11 billion and whose total daily production is 550,000 cubic meters will be inaugurated. The projects are constructed within a strategy to increase Egypt's water resources,
  • 24 Aug 2020- 06:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LANSING MI, United States The State of Michigan in the United States will pay $600 Million USD in compensation to families in Flint whose health has been impaired by lead-contaminated drinking water.  Announcing the payment on 20 August, State Governor
  • 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
  • 12 Aug 2020- 05:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Addis ABABA, Ethiopia A scheduled resumption of tripartite talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) sponsored by the African Union (AU) has been postponed until 17 August upon the request of Sudan, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign
  • 5 Aug 2020- 05:01 by Local Press Report BOULDER CO Arctic According to experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, increasing amounts of fresh water have moved into the Arctic Ocean in the past 20 years. Researchers fear that if this trend continues, the desalination of the North Atlantic may
  • 5 Aug 2020- 05:02 by Local Press Report WEST LAFAYETTE IN Phys.org In recent years wildfires have entered urban areas, causing breathtaking destruction. After the fires passed, testing ultimately revealed widespread hazardous drinking water contamination. Evidence suggests that the toxic chemicals

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