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  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Info DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh can reduce poverty and accelerate growth faster by taking urgent actions to improve the quality of water and sanitation, says a new World Bank report. Despite progress in improving access to water and sanitation, 41 percent of all
  • 2 May 2018- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy A new report from The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report titled, "The Water Advantage: Seeking sustainable solutions for water stress" highlights the potential of practices such as drip irrigation,
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Overpumping in Dhaka may threaten regional groundwater resources outside the city. A new paper published this week in Nature Communications describes the impact of groundwater overpumping in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The report predicts
  • 21 Jun 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report OSKEMEN Kazakh-TV Flood situation still remains critical in East Kazakhstan region. For the first time in 50 years the level of water in the Black Irtysh exceeded the critical level. At the same time 2/3 of the filling of Bukhtarma reservoir goes from here
  • 30 Mar 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHULNA, Bangladesh The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) in Khulna, Bangladesh’s third-largest city, said this week that a dramatic drop in the groundwater table has put the city’s water supply at risk. Khulna currently meets all its water supply
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is considering building dams on the trans-boundary Ili River to maintain water levels in Lake Balkhash, an agricultural ministry committee said earlier this week. However, environmentalists have warned that the project is
  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MALE, Maldives A major fire at a desalination plant operated by the Male Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) has led to water shortages in the Maldives’ capital city, Male, over the past several days. Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who cut short a
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent URGENCH, Uzbekistan International donors last week pledged $2.9 billion USD to help save the Aral Sea, which was once the world’s fourth-largest inland lake but is now almost completely dry. The funding-- announced by Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam
  • 12 Aug 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report AKTAU Tengri News A severe dust storm has left Aktau city in western Kazakhstan without water and electricity,Tengrinews reports citing Aktau Business. The disaster hit the city in Mangistau Oblast on Sunday, August 10. The city is located on the shore of
  • 31 Jul 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Talgar, the administrative center of Talgar district in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province, has been without piped water supply since the water network was damaged by a mudslide in mid-July. The situation has led to conflicts among local
  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSKEMEN, Kazakhstan Water levels in rivers in East Kazakhstan province have risen significantly in the last few days, flooding cities and overwhelming drinking water and sewerage systems, according to local authorities. The province’s administrative
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s coastal aquifers are becoming more saline at an alarming rate due to unplanned groundwater use by agriculture and sea level rise caused by climate change, according to experts. Dr. Anwar Zahid, deputy director of
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The World Bank this week called on the Bangladeshi Department of Public Health Engineering to expedite the $92.6 million USD Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which is currently behind schedule. The government and