Displaying 1 - 15 of 479
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:31 by Local Press Report YEREVAN ARKA News Agency The Armenian government on Thursday gave its permission to signing a 50 million euro loan agreement with the German state-run KfW bank as well as a 2 million euro grant agreement. The money will be used to finance an irrigation
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Indonesia will build 49 new dams across the country over the next five years as part of its efforts to become food secure, President Joko Widodo said this week. “Initially, the government planned to build 30 dams. But after I visited
  • 18 Dec 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Bank The World Bank today approved $138 million USD additional financing to the Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the irrigation water distribution system of three Area Water
  • 18 Dec 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs announced this week that it will have to halt irrigation supplies for the first rice crop plantings in two regions due to ongoing drought. Irrigation water will not be supplied from the Mingteh
  • 17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand International rights group Human Rights Watch this week called on the government of Thailand to clean up Klity Creek, in the western part of the country. The water body is contaminated with lead, poisoning the water supply of some 400
  • 17 Dec 2014- 09:55 by Local Press Report BEIJING International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly Nearly all Chinese city dwellers are concerned about the country's issues with water supply and pollution according to a poll by water technology firm, Xylem in partnership with China Water
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the outcome agreement of UN-backed COP20 climate talks, which concluded on December 12th in the Peruvian capital, saying it had laid the groundwork for a final agreement, to enter into force by 2020.
  • 12 Dec 2014- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Water should be the “glue” the holds together climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, but is not getting the attention it deserves in climate discussions, according to John Matthews, Secretariat Coordinator at the Alliance for
  • 11 Dec 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE World Bank World Bank Country Manager for Tajikistan Patricia Veevers-Carter and the Government of Tajikistan project team visited the Khatlon Province earlier this week to meet with beneficiaries and partners of the Second Tajikistan Public
  • 11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Costa Rica have pledged to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, as part of the Initiative 20x20, launched this week during COP20 in Lima, Peru. The pledge was announced at
  • 11 Dec 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Daiji World At least seven more children have reportedly died in drought-hit Tharparkar district in Pakistan's Sindh province, taking the unofficial toll this year to 533, media reported Wednesday. Insufficient rainfall and lack of vegetation
  • 10 Dec 2014- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The planet is “moving towards the tipping point,” at which damage due to climate change will be irreversible, according to  Sam Kutesa, president of the 69th UN General Assembly. Kutesa was addressing reporters in Lima earlier this week,
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Fresh Plaza Small producers in Chile are reaping the benefits of the sun improving their crops. The Ministry of Energy of Chile and the Foundation for Agricultural Innovation (FIA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, are leading the National Program for
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Countries in eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa agreed this week to strengthen cooperation on trans-boundary water resources management in order to reduce conflicts, poverty and ecological depletion. Ministers and policymakers from the
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has stashed drinking water supplies, including water kits, hygiene kits, water pumps, generators, and water storage and treatment facilities, in warehouses in the cities of Tacloban