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  • 8 Oct 2018- 07:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the
  • 3 Oct 2018- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Info Washington, United States Approximately 117 million more people could face water shortages if global temperatures increase 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels compared to a 1.5-degree Celsius increase in temperatures, according to a new study. The world
  • 3 Oct 2018- 08:32 by OOSKAnews Info BEIJING, China Scientists have warned that economic losses caused by drought in China may double to $47 Billion USD per annum if global temperatures rise by 1.5 to 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  "Estimated loss in a sustainable development
  • 3 Oct 2018- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva has urged government ministers, private sector and civil society representatives to move away from high-input and resource-intensive farming as these current
  • 2 Oct 2018- 12:00 by Local Press Report GEORGETOWN Guyana Times Five months after water supply was sourced from alternative means for affected residents, an investigation into mercury contamination of the Kaituma River, North West District has confirmed the preliminary test that the mercury levels
  • 3 Oct 2018- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Info Kolkata, India The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has urged authorities in India to penalize households for water wastage. “Why don’t you apply a penalty using the system? We are providing the tools to have more equitable water distribution,” Kenichi Yokoyama, who
  • 27 Sep 2018- 07:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria Trends in European water quality and flood management and associated legal frameworks, pollution from microplastics and pharmaceuticals and the impacts of climate change were discussed at last week's  5th EU Water Conference in
  • 26 Sep 2018- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Info SAN DIEGO, United States The top three countries with the most to lose economically from climate change are the United States, India and Saudi Arabia, according to new research. China also places in the top five countries with the highest losses. Researchers
  • 26 Sep 2018- 06:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States New analysis by US science advocacy organization the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) highlights significant health risks posed to military families and communities by per and poly fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), a
  • 25 Sep 2018- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Manila, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will finance up to $500 Million USD to develop climate-resilient water supply, sewerage, and drainage infrastructure in at least 10 cities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. “With almost half of the
  • 25 Sep 2018- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Liverpool, UK The UK’s opposition Labour party has announced plans for a publicly-owned, “re-nationalized” water system in England, run by local councils, workers and customers. Addressing Labour’s annual party conference in Liverpool September 24,
  • 25 Sep 2018- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States An upcoming report by the Organization For Economic Cooperration and Development (OECD), UN Environment (UNEP)and the World Bank Group says serious and rapid investment in sustainable upgrades and alternatives is needed to limit
  • 27 Sep 2018- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the
  • 25 Sep 2018- 07:56 by Local Press Report BERLIN China.org The Elbe River has fallen to the lowest water level in over 80 years, with a new record of 45 centimeters measured in Germany's Magdeburg. Shipping on the Elbe has long been almost completely stopped, and it is very difficult to predict
  • 12 Sep 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to the United Nations’ annual “ State of Food Security and Nutrition in

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