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  • 21 Dec 2011- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, KARAGANDA Karaganda Su, a water utility company in Kazakhstan, has been ordered by an anti-trust court ruling to reduce its tariffs for water and sewage services. The court gave the company five days in which to lower the prices and make an
  • 20 Dec 2011- 14:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Indian Federal Water Resources Secretary Dhruv Vijay Singh has asked the Indian water industry to introduce a “blue benchmark” for water efficiency similar to the “green ratings” given for environmentally-friendly production processes
  • 19 Dec 2011- 22:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya An ongoing diplomatic standoff between Kenya and Sudan could slow down progress made in the sharing of the Nile waters under the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI). A court warrant of arrest for Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir, obtained by
  • 19 Dec 2011- 21:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states It has become widely acknowledged that partnering with service providers is key to obtaining sustainable results, according to Andy Narracott, program coordinator at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).
  • 19 Dec 2011- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Peruvian President Ollanta Humala last week declared four provinces under a state of emergency as a response to the ongoing protests against the proposed Conga mining project.  The 60-day ruling gives police the option to use force to end the
  • 13 Dec 2011- 10:17 by Local Press Report CO, BOULDER University of Colorado at Boulder A team from the University of Colorado Boulder and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are partnering to assess snow and glacier contributions to water resources in the high mountains of Asia.
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom African governments are signing away water rights for decades as part of land grab deals “with little regard for how this will impact the millions of other users-- from fisherman to pastoralists-- whose livelihoods depend on
  • 7 Dec 2011- 12:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India Indian water treatment company VA Tech Wabag plans to increase its focus on the desalination and water reuse and recycling industries in the next few years. The company is also looking to expand its portfolio in the build, own, operate and
  • 7 Dec 2011- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Russia, YEKATERINBURG American beverage giant Pepsi has been charged with illegally releasing untreated wastewater from its plant in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.  The Sverdlovsk region Environmental Prosecutor’s office opened an investigation
  • 6 Dec 2011- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A fresh wave of land-grabs is slowing the progress of donor funded irrigation projects in Kenya. Donor funds totaling billions of dollars could be lost as illegal land syndicates team up with corrupt government officials to defraud
  • 1 Dec 2011- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY General Director of Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) José Luis Luege Tamargo called climate change and the changing water cycle a threat to Mexico’s national security. These changes can generate social conflicts and hinder
  • 1 Dec 2011- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Experts and politicians met in Caracas, Venezuela, in early November for a forum about the right to water and privatization of the resource, emphasizing conflict for the rights to this strategic resource.  The conference was organized
  • 29 Nov 2011- 11:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The survival of major river basins in Africa is at stake as climate change alters water flows and decimates natural habitats. A five-year global research project focusing on the water, food and poverty nexus in major river basins revealed
  • 29 Nov 2011- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Understanding the links between climate change and security, is “conceptually kind of a no brainer,” and “increased resiliency is part of the answer,” according to Phil Vernon, Director of Programs, Africa and Peace
  • 29 Nov 2011- 10:32 by Local Press Report TRIPOLI The Tripoli Post (Libya) Eight engineers from South Korea travelled to Tripoli this month to help restore water supply, after water facilities and equipment were damaged and looted during conflict. Two more experts will join them in December. Former