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  • 10 Nov 2019- 09:44 by Local Press Report FRESNO CA The Sacramento Bee The nation’s largest water agency signed an agreement that legally bars it from participating in a controversial plan to raise Shasta Dam, a move applauded by environmental groups that fiercely opposed the proposal out of fears
  • 30 Oct 2019- 10:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States International aid organisation Oxfam has cut trucked water to thousands of Yemenis because of the increase in fuel prices in the conflict-torn country. Piped water systems installed by Oxfam, which supply a quarter of a
  • 23 Oct 2019- 10:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat DAMASCUS, Syria UNICEF reports that water supply to Al-Hasakeh, Syria, partially restarted 21 October after repairs to the electric power supply at the Allouk (Alok) water pumping station. The facility had been out of operation since airstrikes by Turkish
  • 21 Oct 2019- 06:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, addressed the Security Council of the United Nations 17 October about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, including severe water
  • 12 Oct 2019- 07:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States In a first revision of the country's Lead and Copper Rule since 1991, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced, 10 October, a proposed new requirement that local water
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:10 by Local Press Report COLUMBIA SC The Hill South Carolina on Wednesday approved allowing Google to pump nearly 550 million gallons of drinking water per year to cool its servers. The decision from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is the
  • 29 Sep 2019- 04:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States A new policy brief from UN-Water, the interagency mechanism that coordinates the efforts of United Nations entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues, highlights that climate change increases
  • 29 Sep 2019- 04:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States Contemporaneous with the UN Climate Change Summit, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its special report on the state of oceans and cryosphere 24 September. The Panel highlights the urgency of
  • 25 Sep 2019- 06:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Contamination of tap water in the United States caused by arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants, and traces of uranium and radium could result in over 100,000 cancer cases in the course of a lifetime, researchers claim.
  • 13 Aug 2019- 04:57 by Local Press Report KYIV UNIAN Residents of Russia-occupied Donetsk report on social networks about a mass death of fish in the Kalmius River because of possible water contamination. The so-called "Health Ministry" of the "Donetsk People's Republic," in
  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Info SANTA MONICA CA, United States The US State of California has stood up to the Trump administration with respect to “water mining”. On July 31, the state assembly approved Bill 307 that provides for a comprehensive state review process for all groundwater
  • 2 Aug 2019- 11:11 by Local Press Report MARICOPA CA Los Angeles Times Solar energy projects could replace some of the jobs and tax revenues that may be lost as constrained water supplies force California’s agriculture industry to scale back. In the San Joaquin Valley alone, farmers may need to take
  • 23 Jul 2019- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq A new report   from i nternational NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes  last year’s hospitalization of 118,000 and associated violent protests in Basra, Iraq, as  attributable to corruption and  mismanagement of access to safe drinking
  • 21 Jul 2019- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) facility is to receive $218 Million USD in financing from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support wastewater infrastructure upgrades in the San Francisco Bay area in
  • 19 Jul 2019- 13:10 by Local Press Report SAN ANTONIO TX Hellenic Shipping News Independent energy producer Remnant Oil Co has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, blaming in part a 2017 order by New Mexico’s land commissioner that left it unable to inject fresh water into many of its wells.

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