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  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 11 Dec 2019- 08:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIANTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has suggested that receent  change in colour of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos with serious consequences, and called for more data sharing with the China-backed Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism.
  • 10 Dec 2019- 11:51 by Local Press Report BEIJING Xinhua China's total annual consumption of unconventional water resources is expected to exceed 9 billion cubic meters this year, with recycled water to account for over 80 percent of the amount, said an official with the Ministry of Water
  • 29 Sep 2019- 06:55 by Local Press Report URUMQI Xinhua Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region provided access to drinking water for more than 264,000 people in rural areas by August, according to the region's water resources department. A total of 300,000 people in rural areas
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 1 Jun 2019- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHANGHAI, China New research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the China University of Petroleum could create more eco-friendly hydraulic fracking. In addition, it might also serve as a means for storing captured CO2. Fracking is a widely-used
  • 18 May 2019- 06:56 by OOSKAnews Info SINGAPORE, Singapore A new assessmsnt of the Asia-Pacific Water and Wastewater Services sector to 2022 covers services delivered to municipal (government) and industrial (private) sectors and includes treatment, supply, management, and use of water and
  • 17 May 2019- 07:53 by Local Press Report HONG KONG South China Morning Post Hong Kong lawmakers have unanimously endorsed a HK$7.7 billion (US$987 million) plan for the government to build a desalination plant that will meet 5 per cent of the city’s demand for drinking water. At a meeting of the
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report BEIJING China.org The South-to-North Water Diversion Project brought Beijing 4.2 billion cubic meters of water from Danjiangkou Reservoir as of the end of 2018, benefiting more than 12 million people, according to Yang Jinhuai, deputy director of the Beijing
  • 24 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report HONG KONG Black & Veatch The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is considering to relocate the Diamond Hill Fresh Water and Salt Water Service Reservoirs (DHSRs) to caverns. WSD has appointed
  • 25 Jan 2019- 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China authorities are set to strengthen the supervision and examination of the country's "lake chiefs" program in an effort to combat pollution. China started a "river chief" program in December 2016, when the
  • 18 Jan 2019- 11:06 by Local Press Report BEIJING Asia Times China is considering digging two mega canal systems to link the Yangtze River, which runs through central and eastern China, to the Pearl River in southern Guangdong and Guangxi provinces. Shipping, tourism, irrigation, water transfer and
  • 8 Nov 2018- 12:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing was the occasion chosen for the African Development Bank’s November 6 announcement of a new sanitation project for sub-Saharan Africa’s urban inhabitants. The Gates Foundation, in partnership with the
  • 29 Oct 2018- 13:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa A new report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and South Africa's Pegasys Institute assesses the history ofcolonial-era “water grabbing” policies in sub-Saharan Africa and argues for a “de-colonizing”
  • 11 Sep 2018- 07:19 by Local Press Report BEIJING BD News24 The China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) plans to invest $270 million in a Bangladesh clean water infrastructure project. The project aims to improve access to piped water and sanitation to municipalities with poor water

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