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  • 7 Apr 2020- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALBANY NY, United States Over 70 community, labour, religious, environmental, and civil rights organisations have sent an open  letter to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo calling on him to issue an executive order to ensure access to clean water
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:30 by Local Press Report STRASBOURG Connexion France Over the past few weeks, as many businesses have closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, in some regions, overall water consumption has dropped. As a result, more water has been sitting stagnant in pipes for longer than normal,
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS European Plastic Product Manufacturer TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipe and Fitting Association) calls on EU and Member State authorities to list drinking water, sanitation and wastewater industries, including their cross-border supply chains, as
  • 2 Apr 2020- 09:21 by Local Press Report DUBLIN Irish Examiner There are more than 5,100 kilometres of asbestos water pipes in Ireland. The substance can cause cancer if inhaled, but Irish Water denies that is the case if you consume it through drinking-water. Health Reputational Risk Social Issues
  • 30 Mar 2020- 08:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has expressed concern about a new draft plan from Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water from its disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The country’s Office for Government Policy Coordination said March
  • 26 Mar 2020- 09:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat ACCRA, Ghana More than half of respondents to an extensive survey in 34 African countries say that their respective governments have failed in the provision of clean water and sanitation services. In 20 countries, a majority of respondents said that their
  • 26 Mar 2020- 09:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Corruption plays an important part in who gets water and how much and how it is delivered in South Africa according to a new report from Water Integrity Network and Corruption Watch. “Where funds are scarce, any corruption that
  • 5 Mar 2020- 08:10 by Staff- Water Diplomat KATHMANDU, Nepal A new study covering 13 towns across four countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region shows that Himalayan towns are facing increased water insecurity as a consequence of inadequate urban planning coupled with rapidly changing
  • 3 Mar 2020- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY NSW, Australia Widespread bushfires followed by torrential rains had a predictable, detrimental effect on the reservoirs that supply drinking water to Australia's greater Sydney area. During December and January, more than 320,000 hectares of
  • 21 Feb 2020- 07:46 by Local Press Report FT LAUDERDALE FL NBCNews (US) More than 211 million gallons of sewage has spilled into the waterways and streets of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, killing fish, seeping into houses and prompting the mayor to plead for state and federal assistance. The problems
  • 13 Feb 2020- 08:51 by Local Press Report HONG KONG CNN Early Tuesday morning, health officials in Hong Kong partially evacuated residents from an apartment block over fears the coronavirus may have been transmitted via the building's pipes. Two residents living on different floors of a high
  • 12 Feb 2020- 10:47 by Staff- Water Diplomat MONTREAL ONT, Canada Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed challenges brought over the expansion of the Trans Mountain (TMX) oil pipeline system expansion project. The challenge, rejected in a 4 February unanimous ruling, was presented by four
  • 6 Feb 2020- 06:22 by Local Press Report RAMALLAH Palestine Chronicle Israeli forces today destroyed pipelines that were supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Bardala with irrigation water. Ziad Sawafta, deputy mayor of Bardala village council, told WAFA that Israeli forces regularly
  • 3 Feb 2020- 07:59 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Bloomberg India will spend $50 billion to supply piped water to all households, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. “Water stress related issues are now a serious concern across the country,” she said in her budget speech in
  • 22 Jan 2020- 06:18 by Local Press Report BELGRADE Serbian Monitor Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Zorana Mihajlovic, the Director of Representative Office of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) in Serbia, Li Xueqiang, and the Director of

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