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  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Folho de Sao Paulo Data from Northeast Brazil's Drought Monitor, gathered by the Cearense Foundation for Meteorology and Water Management, indicates that, in September, the drought reached the most severe stage seen in the last twelve months.
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States In a new twist on disputes surrounding the future of the Indus Waters Treaty, China has blocked the Yarlung Tsangpo tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet which flows into India. The Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas is
  • 13 Sep 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLASGOW, United Kingdom OOSKAnews Voices  is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALTAMIRA, Brazil A Brazilian federal court last week suspended the operating license for the controversial 11,000-megawatt, $26 billion USD Belo Monte hydropower facility in Para state. In her decision, Judge Maria Carolina Valente do Carmo of the
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Brazil last week indicted 12 members of Islamic State-affiliated group Jundallah on charges they had planned to attack the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian news portal R7 reported on September 2nd that the men had
  • 31 Aug 2016- 17:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockhholm’s annual World Water Week gave OOSKAnews an opportunity to catch up with Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council. OOSKAnews: Ben, very nice to meet you again; please share with OOSKAnews readers how your week
  • 12 Aug 2016- 05:39 by Local Press Report BARRANQUILLA World Pumps The company has just opened its newest dewatering pump rental facility in Barranquilla, Colombia. Xylem opened a new rental hub in Pará, Brazil in April 2016, and another in Chiclayo, Peru in January 2016. These new hubs are in
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The 8th World Water Forum, which will be held in Brazil in 2018, will take on climate change and other key issues including trans-boundary river basin management; dams and reservoirs; financing; universal access to safe drinking water
  • 2 Aug 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BHOPAL, India Unrest in the Kashmir region has hindered work on India’s 330-megawatt Kishanganga hydropower project, according to the country’s National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). NHPC Chairman and Managing Director KM Singh told the Times
  • 28 Jul 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Chinese government has been reluctant to include Pakistan’s $14 billion USD Diamer Bhasha Dam project in the massive China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program, a Pakistani official said this week. Pakistani daily The News
  • 21 Jun 2016- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has allocated $304.2 million USD under the Public Sector Development Program for 2016-2017 for construction of the long-awaited Diamer Bhasha Dam. When completed, the dam, located on the Indus River in Gilgit
  • 26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Brazilian government on April 22nd suspended the environmental license for the 6.1-gigawatt, $8.3 billion USD São Luiz do Tapajós hydropower dam on the Tapajós River, due to its potential negative impacts on the indigenous
  • 19 Apr 2016- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELÉM, Brazil Brazilian environmental authorities have fined Norte Energia, operator of the Belo Monte hydropower station in Para state, $10 million USD over fish deaths that took place when the dam’s reservoirs were being filled. Some 16.2 tons of fish
  • 19 Feb 2016- 09:26 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Reuters Water levels at the main reservoir in Brazil's largest city of Sao Paulo have more than doubled since the El Niño climate phenomenon ended a two-year drought, although industrialists and activists warn fresh shortages may be just a
  • 16 Feb 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul state has suspended use of the larvicide pyriproxyfen-- which is added to water to kill the mosquitoes that carry Zika virus-- amid reports that it could be the chemical itself, and not the

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