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  • 10 May 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic Most of the territory of the Czech Republic is threatened by low or moderate levels of drought, with surface and groundwater levels dropping to blow average levels this month. There is currently more water being retained in soil,
  • 28 Jan 2016- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUDAPEST, Hungary A Hungarian court this week acquitted 15 employees of an aluminum smelting plant of criminal charges in relation to a 2010 toxic spill that killed 10 people, injured 150, and contaminated nearby rivers in what has is considered the
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic The Czech government is considering a plan to transfer water from the Danube River to the Vltava or Elbe rivers in an effort to mitigate the effects of ongoing drought. The plan would involve digging a canal-- or possibly two-- to
  • 25 Nov 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TULCEA, Romania Aquaserv SA, the water company operating in Romania’s Tulcea County, has announced a tender for a technical assistance contract as part of a $91 million USD water and wastewater development project covering 13 communities across the
  • 18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania As a result of the ongoing drought in the region, the town of Calafat, in Dolj County, has run out of drinking water. Insufficient water levels in the Danube River have forced pumps to be shut down at the water collector serving the
  • 22 May 2015- 07:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUDAPEST, Hungary The Hungarian government has so far decided to provide compensation to seven victims of the 2010 toxic red sludge disaster. Seventeen people have applied for compensation for non-material damages due to the incident, which marks
  • 11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria While there have been improvements over the past 15 years, countries in the Danube River basin have made uneven progress toward providing sustainable water and wastewater services for all of their citizens, according to a new report from
  • 15 Apr 2015- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUDAPEST, Hungary Hungary will participate in a project to upgrade water utilities in southwestern Ukraine's Zakarpattia Oblast, local media reported last week. The project, which will cost at least $10.6 million USD, is part of the effort to
  • 24 Feb 2015- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUDAPEST, Hungary The Hungarian government will provide $1.5 million USD in compensation for non-material damages to victims of a 2010 toxic sludge disaster, the country’s National Development Ministry said last week. The compensation will be provided
  • 9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTREAL, QC, Canada Some 48 percent of global river volume is moderately or severely impacted by either flow regulation, fragmentation, or both, and this will nearly double to 93 percent by 2030 if all planned and under-construction dams are completed
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Work on the $194.4 million USD second stage of phase two of the Glina wastewater treatment plant in Bucharest has been delayed because of a tender procedure that has dragged on for nearly two years. As a result, Bucharest remains
  • 3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Environmental Police are working to halt groundwater and soil contamination from an old mining site in Balan, in Harghita County, on the Olt River. The mine in Balan was operational for nearly 400 years, until 2006. Clean-up
  • 21 May 2014- 09:54 by Local Press Report SOFIA Sofia Globe While it is expected that the Bulgarian section of the Danube River will rise to critical levels in coming days, people living nearby should remain calm because all possible protective steps have been taken, Bulgarian authorities said. The
  • 20 May 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Ten counties in Romania are on orange alert this week due to the severe floods that have devastated southeastern Europe over the past week. The affected counties in Romania are Dolj, Vrancea, Botosani, Olt, Arges, Valcea, Prahova,
  • 30 Jan 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TULCEA, Romania The Romanian city of Tulcea has completed construction of its first wastewater treatment plant. “Any community that is mainly [a tourist destination] must have a sewage system and a facility to treat water,” said Tulcea Mayor Constantin