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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business
  • 22 Mar 2019- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON The production of goods for export is depleting the water supplies of some of the world’s poorest countries, a new report from WaterAid warns. Collaboration between the public and private sectors is crucial to ensuring that economic growth does
  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian A plan to extract millions of litres of water out of a Unesco world heritage site, send it by pipe to the coast and ship it to foreign markets for bottling has ignited a campaign over water resources in New Zealand. An export company is
  • 11 Mar 2015- 10:11 by Local Press Report LONDON IFA Magazine Shares in Modern Water sank 14% after reporting wider losses and a slowdown in its key Chinese market. The producer of water filtration, desalination and quality monitoring said China saw its weakest growth in 24 years in 2014 as contract
  • 28 Mar 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A Pakistani provincial official has said neighboring India is not stealing water from Pakistan, and blamed her country’s water problems on poor planning and short-sightedness. Speaking at a March 22 seminar organized by Pakistan
  • 23 Jan 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Water experts and scientists in Pakistan are calling for creation of a national water taskforce to review country’s current and future water availability and propose conservation measures. The proposal was made during a national
  • The Hague-based International Court of Arbitration’s recent decision on India’s Kishanganga Hydroelectric Plant has restored Pakistan’s confidence in the Indus Waters Treaty, a Pakistani official said on March 15.
  • The International Court of Arbitration at The Hague has ruled that India can move forward with construction of the $687 million USD Kishenganga hydropower project in northern Kashmir, but rejected its request for full diversion of the river’s water.
  • UK-based membrane technologies company Modern Water announced this week that it has raised some $15.5 million USD to expand the company’s presence in China and the Middle East.
  • The global water industry is now grappling with a complete paradigm shift, in which innovations are increasingly coming not from the public sector or academia, as in the past, but from R&D by private companies, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas.
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • An extensive new dataset of >300 last-sighting records for the Yangtze River dolphin or baiji and two formerly economically important fishes, the Yangtze paddlefish and Reeves’ shad, all of which are probably now extinct in the Yangtze, was collected during an interview survey of fishing communities across the middle-lower Yangtze drainage.
  • Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos. Last December in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Mekong River Commission Council, representing Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, debated the 1,260-megawatt dam’s future. Delegates decided that a fuller study of the dam’s impact was needed before further development.
  • 20 Jun 2011- 14:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union spends on average more than $2.9 billion USD annually to support water and sanitation projects in the developing world, helping to fund infrastructure, storage and irrigation in needy countries. But aid advocates say

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