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  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 18 Feb 2019- 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHOENIX, AZ Nestle has announced the immediate closure of a bottling plant in Phoenix, Arizona, US which only opened in 2016. The company’s factory manager cited increased competition as the reason behind the decision, while the plant has previously
  • 10 Feb 2019- 11:03 by Local Press Report AUSTIN TX NBC News Dallas Here's a new thing keeping Austin weird: Stinky tap water caused by rotting zebra mussels. Residents in some parts of Texas' capital city this week reported foul-smelling water. City officials identified the source as a
  • 13 Jan 2019- 08:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States US water organizations have sent a letter to Congress urging funding for the country's crucial water infrastructure. The January 10 letter from a coalition of 91 national, state and local organizations requests funding
  • 3 Jan 2019- 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The US Department of Energy (USDOE) has announced the establishment of an Energy-Water Desalination Hub which is slated to receive up to $100 Million USD subject to appropriations. The Hub, announced in December, will focus
  • 26 Nov 2018- 08:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, United States The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to permanently close its mission in the West Bank and Gaza in early 2019 in a move certain to exacerbate an ongoing water crisis in the region. Israeli
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity (MOWIE) and Xylem Inc have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing Xylem to explore how the company's skills and technologies can be used to help Ethiopia
  • 14 Nov 2018- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews caught up with Charles Iceland this week to talk about global water risk, threats, conflict, migration and food security. In conversation with OOSKAnews' David Duncan, Iceland expands upon the “Issue Brief” he
  • 6 Nov 2018- 13:13 by Local Press Report GRAND RAPIDS MI WILX Nestle has been bottling spring water outside of Grand Rapids for almost 20 years. Today, the company pumps nearly 360,000 gallons a day from this one well in the town of Evart, and now the state of Michigan approved a new permit that
  • 14 Oct 2018- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FLINT, MI The US Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Water Council has released a report examining the daunting challenges US cities face with replacing hundreds of thousands of miles of aging and failing pipes, which are the single costliest water and sewer
  • 11 Sep 2018- 11:49 by Local Press Report EVART Click On Detroit For the first time, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is commenting on why the controversial Nestle water permit was approved. Nestle is pumping out 400 gallons of water from the Great Lakes each minute, and the state is
  • 21 Aug 2018- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced this week that it had received 62 letters of interest (LOIs) collectively requesting $9.1 Billion USD in loans from a wide range of prospective borrowers in response to
  • 20 Aug 2018- 08:50 by Local Press Report NOGALES AZ Central Some residents of Santa Cruz County are warning that the pipeline carrying raw sewage from Mexico into the United States could rupture as it did during last year’s monsoon, spewing millions of gallons of waste into the Nogales Wash over
  • 19 Aug 2018- 09:18 by Local Press Report RENO Reno Gazette Journal The Nevada Division of Water Resources on August 17 denied water rights applications that the Southern Nevada Water Authority needs to support a pipeline that would move rural groundwater to Las Vegas. The ruling denies previously
  • 15 Aug 2018- 05:49 by OOSKAnews Info AMMAN, Jordan The US and Jordan have signed grant agreements totaling $166 Million USD to rehabilitate Amman’s water resources and to install smart meters. The grants, announced August 8, support Jordans’ 2016-2015 water strategy that seeks to generate

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