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  • 12 Oct 2018- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has announced the reopening of water treatment plants to service a new Inter-Korean Joint Liaison Office in Kaesong; tap water will also be provided to North Korean residents in the greater Kaesong region. The Seoul
  • 8 Oct 2018- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent INCHEON, South Korea On October 6, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C”. The report   to assess the differences between allowing temperatures to rise towards 2 degrees C above
  • 29 Jun 2017- 07:15 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Times Climate change is creating water scarcity around the world, and Korea is not an exception, especially considering inter-Korean relations. In 2009, North Korea released water from a dam on the Imjin River that killed six South Koreans who
  • 24 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report GIMJE Yonhap News Agency An international non-governmental organization on water management technology has decided to recognize the Byeokgol Reservoir, the oldest and largest reservoir on the Korean Peninsula located in the southwestern city of Gimje, as a
  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korean media, quoting North Korean defector and activist Kim Yong-hwa is reporting that North Korea has arrested about 20 land ministry officials to hold them accountable for extensive damage caused by floods in late August. The
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) are to offer assistance in post
  • 4 Oct 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm Leshi Internet Information and Technology (LeEco) plans to start importing water from Lake Baikal for sale in China, according to Xu Xinquan, president of LeEco Russia and Eastern Europe. Xu said the exports were
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN The Islamic Republic of Iran and Australia this week signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation around water management. Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said the two countries have held talks regarding the optimal use of water,
  • 26 Sep 2016- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, Korea The United Nations is beginning full-scale aid efforts to North Hamgyong Province in North Korea after historic flooding. The office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the North Korean human rights situation released a statement urging the
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The North Korean government’s Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported this week that the northeast of the country has experienced the country’s heaviest rainfall since 1945, with tens of thousands of buildings destroyed and subsequent
  • 31 Aug 2016- 17:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockhholm’s annual World Water Week gave OOSKAnews an opportunity to catch up with Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council. OOSKAnews: Ben, very nice to meet you again; please share with OOSKAnews readers how your week
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The 8th World Water Forum, which will be held in Brazil in 2018, will take on climate change and other key issues including trans-boundary river basin management; dams and reservoirs; financing; universal access to safe drinking water
  • 19 Jul 2016- 11:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE This year’s Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), which concluded on July 14th, saw some $11.3 billion USD worth of projects, tenders, and investments announced and agreements signed. Among these were: The call for tenders for design and
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm LeEco is holding talks with the government of Russia’s Irkutsk region on a plan to export drinking water from Lake Baikal to China. LeEco officials and Irkutsk Governor Sergei Levchenko have not yet signed a
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:06 by Local Press Report CHANGWON Korea Times Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, South Korea's top power equipment maker, announced on Monday that it had clinched a 220 billion won deal to construct a desalination plant. Under the deal with Sazeh Sazan, Doosan Heavy