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  • 12 Aug 2019- 00:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Widely reported new findings from the World Resources Institute (WRI) paints a disturbing picture of global water stress and concomitant risks. WRI’s water risk calculator (Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas) has been updated with
  • 30 Jul 2019- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Ethiopia Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has expressed his country’s enthusiasm to strengthen bilateral relations with Egypt and a commitment to resume negotiations on the contentious, and massive, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)
  • 30 Jul 2019- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's capital Santiago is facing an alarming water deficit, fuelled by climate change, that will worsen in the next decades, according to a new report. Challenged by increasing demand for potable water and decreasing resources the
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States A new report on climate change from the Australian think-tank, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, has taken a radical, almost apocalyptic view of the impact and effect of climate change, hitting headlines
  • 9 Jun 2019- 06:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Transboundary water relations in the Euphrates-Tigris basin have been marked with political confrontations among the riparian states, namely Turkey, Syria and Iraq, mainly due to uncoordinated construction, filling and operation of
  • 7 May 2019- 07:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from
  • 30 Apr 2019- 06:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France A new assessment from the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Iraq’s energy sector indicates that the country's recent oil boom faces existential challenges that will hamper continued growth if not addressed soon. Having doubled
  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 22 Apr 2019- 06:22 by OOSKAnews Info GENEVA, Switzerland In a fifth presentation of its “Water Talks” series, the Geneva Water Hub is sponsoring a seminar on "Exploring Dam Politics: Rivalries, Power and Hope". The April 25 discussion will take place at the Swiss Television Building in
  • 8 Apr 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Tens of thousands of Venezuelans rallied in the country’s capital Caracas April 6 to protest water and power outages, and the administration of President Nicolas Maduro who they blame for the crisis. The protesters back opposition
  • 6 Apr 2019- 05:18 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY 150SEC.com Water shortages are fuelling conflicts from Africa to the Middle East. Technological innovations in the sector are encouraging but cannot progress without increased global cooperation, says the chairman of the UN High-Panel on Water and
  • 1 Apr 2019- 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has blamed crippled infrastructure, little investment in the power grid and poor maintenance for repeated power outages in the country and announced 30 days of electricity rationing, commencing March
  • 28 Mar 2019- 09:13 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC East-West Center Southeast Asia is often considered "a global hot spot for water crises", where clean water supplies and sanitation in many cities are fragmented and suffering from weak planning, monitoring, and investment. The
  • 24 Mar 2019- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The leading Unitd Nations entity on human rights has criticized Israel’s exploitation of natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNOHCHR), in a special report
  • 14 Mar 2019- 12:04 by Local Press Report DAMASCUS The National The impact of years of conflict-related environmental damage in Syria will have long-term repercussions on the livelihoods of civilians that urgently need to be mitigated, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned on the side

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