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  • 11 Aug 2020- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced $176 Million USD in funding for Vitens, the Netherlands largest water utility, to be applied to a 2020-2024 investment programme to future-proof drinking water distribution networks
  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:13 by Local Press Report DUBLIN AgriLand The Minister of State with responsibility for heritage and electoral reform Malcolm Noonan has been asked to “stop this madness” of the development of the proposed Shannon-to-Dublin water pipeline. In the Dáil last week, independent TD Mattie
  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The government of Malaysia has announced an allocation of $2.3 Billion USD for improvements to the nation's water supply network. Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man made the announcement 3 August at the
  • 5 Aug 2020- 05:02 by Local Press Report WEST LAFAYETTE IN Phys.org In recent years wildfires have entered urban areas, causing breathtaking destruction. After the fires passed, testing ultimately revealed widespread hazardous drinking water contamination. Evidence suggests that the toxic chemicals
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Approximately 1 in 3 children globally have lead levels in their blood exceeding the “safe level” of 5 micrograms per decilitre, according to a new report launched 30 July by UNICEF and Pure Earth. Of the approximately 800
  • 30 Jul 2020- 10:49 by Local Press Report DURBAN Times Live Officials in KwaZulu-Natal want a full investigation after a water tanker seemingly dumped its load in a drought-ravaged part of the province. The video, which has been circulating on social media, shows water running out of the tankers
  • 29 Jul 2020- 12:37 by Local Press Report AMMAN ZAWYA The Water Ministry has plans to intensify remote aerial surveillance of water resources in coordination with the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abul Saud said on Friday. He also noted
  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New  research from three universities in London reveals that microplastics are present in high quantities across the tidal Thames River in London and are being ingested by the river’s wildlife. While pollution from trace metals
  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:20 by Staff- Water Diplomat PRETORIA, South Africa Post-COVID recovery in South Africa should involve investment in water infrastructure at the core to creating jobs, according to a policy brief by research organisation Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). “Having a
  • 29 Jul 2020- 08:51 by Local Press Report SEOUL The Korea Herald Authorities are on high alert after larva-like creatures were discovered in tap water in Seoul and some nearby areas recently, and are thoroughly examining the local waterworks system. After the report was filed with local authorities,
  • 15 Jul 2020- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced the latest round of up to $6 Billion USD in funding under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The programme will accelerate investment in
  • 9 Jul 2020- 10:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Green Matters Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review.
  • 9 Jul 2020- 09:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat Damascus, Syria Degradation of oil facilities in conflict-torn northeast Syria has led to spillage of tens-of-thousands of barrels of oil into canals and creeks, contributing to persistent and extensive contamination of water and groundwater resources. A
  • 6 Jul 2020- 09:56 by Staff- Water Diplomat Banjul, The Gambia An additional $43 Million USD additional World Bank funding will be applied to The Gambia’s Electricity Restoration and Modernisation Project to include the water sector in the programme’s mandate, to strengthen the National Water and
  • 6 Jul 2020- 10:50 by Local Press Report NICOSIA Cyprus Mail Fears of a midsummer water shortage in northern Cyprus are rising as experts now estimate the north has approximately enough water to get by for two months at most. A rupture in the water pipeline from Turkey back at the beginning of

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