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  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 28 Aug 2018- 11:30 by Local Press Report ST ELIZABETH Jamaica Observer The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the persistent practice of illegally connecting to the piped water supply network is wreaking havoc on its distribution operations, especially in several areas of St
  • 22 Aug 2018- 07:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DELHI, India Experts have claimed that the devastation caused by monsoon floods in Kerala, India would have been less severe if dam water had been released in preceding months. Catastrophic flooding killed at least 370 people and displaced 780,000 in
  • 21 Aug 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The Water and Sanitation Committee of the parliament of South Africa reported this week that "lack of investment in maintenance of the sewage infrastructure” by the Sedibeng District and Emfuleni municipalities has led to
  • 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
  • 21 Aug 2018- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Info GAZA, Palestinian Territory The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick, called August 20 on the donor community to immediately fund the procurement of emergency fuel to prevent essential services in the
  • 22 Aug 2018- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Health authorities in Israel are considering making more rivers and streams in the Golan Heights off-limits to the public after more than 60 people were hospitalized with suspected leptospirosis. The Jordan has been added to the list of
  • 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
  • 20 Aug 2018- 08:50 by Local Press Report DHAKA Xinhuanet Newsn The construction of a China-funded mega sewage treatment plant started on Sunday. The project agreement was signed between Dhaka WASA (Water Supply & Sewerage Authority) and Hydro China Corporation. The project includes sewage
  • 19 Aug 2018- 09:18 by Local Press Report DAR ES SALAAM CGTN Africa Tanzanian police plan to arrest all the residents of a village in the country’s south after water pipes were destroyed by a mob. “They committed economic sabotage. The government has disbursed money, installed water pipes and they
  • 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
  • 19 Aug 2018- 05:35 by Local Press Report AHMEDABAD New Indian Express Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani expressed his government's resolve today to make the state free of water scarcity by 2050. "Israel has shown us how we can grow more crops using very less water. We have to adopt
  • 19 Aug 2018- 05:35 by Local Press Report PORT LINCOLN 9 News (Australia) An $80 million desalination plant is being planned for Port Lincoln, with SA Water already purchasing land at the "preferred" site for the facility. SA Water bought 60 hectares of land at Sleaford Bay, 17km west of
  • 19 Aug 2018- 05:35 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY Arab Times The State of Kuwait last week sent four seawater desalination units to Iraq. The production capacity of the four seawater desalination units amounts to one million imperial gallons. Kuwaiti aid would effectively contribute to the
  • 19 Aug 2018- 05:35 by Local Press Report ANAA Radio New Zealand A French Polynesian atoll has decided to turn off its desalination plant because people disliked the taste of the water. The mayor said it cost the atoll administration more than $US1 million to install the plant seven years ago. The

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