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  • 17 Sep 2019- 07:20 by OOSKAnews Info LONDON, United Kingdom The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and partners have announced additional finance for wastewater and drinking water supply projects in central Asia. In Khujand, the second-largest city in Tajikistan, the Swiss
  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANCHESTER, United Kingdom The north of England experienced very heavy rain July 31, causing some localized havoc. In Derbyshire, excessive amounts of water flowing over a dam built in 1831 caused a concrete slab to slip away. It took some time to alert
  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by TWD Staff 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 silence land and
  • 22 Jul 2019- 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) of England and Wales has announced a sweeping price review for 14 of the 17 water companies it regulates. The plan demands improvement in the environment and services for customers and calls for
  • 3 Jul 2019- 12:05 by Local Press Report CAMBRIDGE Money Saving Expert Letters sent to tens of thousands of households seemingly from their water company requesting an urgent response are actually from maintenance firm HomeServe, which has been accused of using "scare tactics" to flog its
  • 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
  • 11 May 2019- 08:13 by OOSKAnews Info OXFORD, United Kingdom OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Kathryn Pharr and Alex Mauroner describe the embedded and often hidden costs
  • 17 Apr 2019- 08:41 by Local Press Report LONDON The London Economic A Freedom Of Information request has revealed James Dyson financed the construction of a water reservoir on his farm with EU funding. The billionaire arch Brexiteer took money from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)
  • 26 Feb 2019- 10:10 by Local Press Report LONDON Oil Price A deal between Tullow Oil and local Kenyan authorities that would allow the oil company to pump water for the wells and that would be crucial to the final investment decision for Kenya’s first and currently only oil project could be pushed
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK board of Antofagasta Mining has approved a $1.3 Billion USD expansion for its Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile which has historically attracted controversy related to water use / stewardship. The company is planning to
  • 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”
  • 7 Aug 2018- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UK Britain’s water industry will face higher costs for treating and managing water supplies due to increasing occurrence of drought and flood resulting from climate change, according to a new report from the country’s Institution of Mechanical
  • 18 Jul 2018- 08:53 by Local Press Report San Francisco Climate Bonds Initiative Green bond issuer San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is seeking both domestic and international interest for its new tranches of Climate Bonds Certified green municipal bonds, of approximately $402
  • 9 Jun 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report READING Evening Standard Thames Water was ordered on Thursday to pay £120 million back to customers after being found to have breached its licence conditions by failing to properly tackle leaks. It was hit with £55 million in automatic penalties for allowing
  • 4 Jun 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tripoli, Libya "Unprecedented levels of fighting" last week forced closure of the Derna, Libya, desalination plant. The port city of Derna, in the east of the country, is facing severe water, food and medicine shortages, and electricity and

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