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  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission, at the request of member states, on December 8 adopted a new EU Strategy for the Danube Region covering issues and policies currently facing the region including environmental threats like water pollution and
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), an NGO focused on natural resources extraction, says the 21 million kwacha ($4,400 USD) fine imposed by the Zambian courts on Vedanta Resources Pic subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The simmering dispute over the Nile River between Egypt and downstream African states is heating up again with Ethiopia alleging Cairo supports insurgents fighting the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The expected break
  • 7 Dec 2010- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India A senior Indian politician is suggesting that New Delhi sign a water-sharing agreement with China, soon after Beijing formally announced that it would start constructing a dam on the Tsangpo River, which flows into the Indian state of
  • 7 Dec 2010- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is lending Sri Lanka $90 million USD to restore water supply and sanitation infrastructure in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, which was severely affected by the country's 30-year civil conflict
  • U.S. government agencies are stepping up support for water sector development in Afghanistan, but they need to make improvements in planning and coordination, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) Congressional report released in November.
  • 24 Nov 2010- 13:48 by Local Press Report UNITED KINGDOM, HEYWOOD Biwater US-based MWH Constructors will purchase Biwater Services Limited, the UK subsidiary of Biwater Holdings Limited, the company announced last week. The sale will allow Biwater Holdings to exit the UK water market and focus on
  • 22 Nov 2010- 19:59 by Local Press Report UNITED KINGDOM, HEYWOOD Biwater US-based MWH Constructors will purchase Biwater Services Limited, the UK subsidiary of Biwater Holdings Limited, the company announced last week. The sale will allow Biwater Holdings to exit the UK water market and focus on
  • 22 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia T he African Development Bank (AfDB) is highlighting governance issues as a key component of sustainable water and sanitation projects in Africa. The bank released a new two-part report on governance at the opening day of the 3rd
  • 22 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Burundi would never take a position that conflicts with Egypt's Nile River water interests, according to Burundian presidential adviser Mohammad Rokara, who met last week with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Rokara's statement
  • 22 Nov 2010- 13:48 by Local Press Report UNITED KINGDOM, HEYWOOD Biwater US-based MWH Constructors will purchase Biwater Services Limited, the UK subsidiary of Biwater Holdings Limited, the company announced last week. The sale will allow Biwater Holdings to exit the UK water market and focus on
  • 17 Nov 2010- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian President Rene Preval on November 16 called for people to stop violent protests against UN peacekeepers in the northern city of Cap-Haitien, fearing the violence could be carried over to the earthquake-devastated capital
  • 17 Nov 2010- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY The Mexican federal government must change its policy on water or face severe shortages in many regions in the not so distant future, which could lead to social conflict, said Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) Professor Eduardo Viesca
  • 15 Nov 2010- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Water quality in 89.84 percent of urban groundwater areas had reached acceptable levels, with the country reaching water pollution reduction targets earlier than expected, according to a survey released earlier this month by the Ministry
  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEMEN, SANA'A The discovery of bombs in air freight from the troubled Middle East country of Yemen earlier this month has highlighted the importance of supporting the nation's government as a bulwark against terrorist activities. Yet this has

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