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  • 19 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The government of Iraq has instructed farmers not to plant rice and other water-intensive crops such as white corn, yellow corn, sesame, sun flower, mung beans and cotton as the country's drought continues to impact river flows. &quot
  • 10 Jul 2015- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Lack of safe drinking water during the summer months is putting millions of Syrian children at risk for water-borne diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this week. Intensifying conflict throughout the country has
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The Ugandan government has signed a $44.7 million USD loan agreement from the World Bank’s Cooperation in International Waters for Africa (CIWA) multi-donor trust fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey Low water levels at reservoirs used for hydropower generation will not cause energy shortages in Turkey this summer, according to Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroglu. Eroglu's assertion directly contradicts statements
  • 22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey An ongoing nationwide drought has left water levels in Turkish reservoirs so low that electricity production at hydropower stations may have to be reduced, according to Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. This in turn could force the country to
  • 10 Jan 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's Basra governorate is planning to build a $375 million USD desalination plant, one of the largest such projects in the country. “This is one of the strategic projects to be implemented by the Ministry of Municipalities and
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) has teamed up with the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources to conduct an inventory of all trans-boundary surface and groundwater
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium During a meeting in Brussels this week, European Union foreign ministers discussed the possibility of increased tensions over lack of access to water that could lead to instability in many regions of the world in the next 10 years. The