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  • 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”
  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Info TEHRAN, Iran A desal plant, with a capacity of treating 10,000 cubic meters of saltwater daily, has been launched in Bandar Torkaman in the west of Golestan Province, Iran, serving 17,000 consumers. “The private sector invested over $6.8 Million USD in the plan”
  • 23 Jul 2018- 07:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Residents of the southern Iranian city of Borazjan blocked the main road leading into the city at the weekend as part of a protest over water shortages, state-run Iran Labor News Agency (ILNA) has reported.  “On Sunday morning, July 22,
  • 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
  • 7 Jun 2018- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ERBIL, Iraq The water crisis spreading  in southern and central provinces of Iraq and the counttry's Kurdistan Region has been blamed on dams built by Turkey and Iran slowing river flow. There are fears that up to seven million people will be
  • 16 May 2018- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian plans for construction of a $180 Million USD desalination project in Iran have been put on hold after the Russian construction company withdrew from the deal last week, citing the tightening of US sanctions against Iran.ComThe
  • 24 Apr 2018- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude struck southern Iran last week, just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran media has reported that the plant was not damaged by the quake which occurred at around 11am
  • 2 Feb 2018- 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Warrenton, VA Senegal, Morocco and the Republic of Congo today declared new “Wetlands of International Importance” which will join the “Ramsar List” on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, February 2. The wetland sites include and incorporate exceptional
  • 1 Feb 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune The plan to transfer water from Caspian Sea in the north to the drought-stricken Semnan Province will cost the country's ecosystem dear, environment experts say. The transfer of desalinated water from Caspian Sea to the country&
  • 5 Sep 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri has given the nod to the use of foreign financing, in view of the government's limited financial resources, to fund two public projects: pumping water to the northern parts of Khuzestan
  • 24 Aug 2017- 05:57 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune Transferring water from the Sea of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea through pipelines to dry and water-stressed regions is the most effective strategy for tackling water shortage in Iran, a member of the country's
  • 18 Aug 2017- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA Global Water Conflict in Maps A new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The
  • 28 Jun 2017- 15:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Last week’s summit of Nile Basin countries did not live up to its billing. Only two heads of state bothered to make the journey to the June 20-22 event in Kampala, Uganda to resolve differences around the contentious 2010 Entebbe
  • 28 Jun 2017- 13:23 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune An estimated 1,680 villages in Sistan-Baluchistan Province lack piped water, according to the provincial governor general,Ali Owsat Hashemi. Noting that a majority of the water demand in the less developed southeastern province is
  • 23 Jun 2017- 13:28 by Local Press Report KAMPALA The Independent Prosperity for Nile Basin countries is the best way to protect River Nile and other water systems in Africa, President Museveni of Uganda has said at a plenary session of the first ever Nile Basin Heads of State summit held at State

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