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  • 8 Sep 2018- 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockholm's annual water event, World Water Week, concluded August 31. The conference, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), attracted more than 3,600 participants from 133 countries who attended nearly
  • 5 Sep 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report STOCKHOLM Middle East Online The Middle East and North Africa region loses about $21 billion each year because of an inadequate supply of water and sanitation, the World Bank said on Tuesday, warning urgent action is needed to prevent ripple effects on
  • 6 Sep 2016- 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockholm’s World Water Week concluded last week, with an insistence that water must be recognized as the enabler of successful implementation of the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson emphasized the all-encompassing nature of water and denounced “unequal distribution” during a keynote address at Stockholm’s World Water Week on September 1st. Eliasson spoke
  • 2 Sep 2016- 00:10 by Local Press Report STOCKHOLM The Times of Israel Israel’s ambitious project to construct a canal linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea will also see the transfer of 30 million cubic meters of water to the Palestinian Authority, under an agreement signed Wednesday at the
  • 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
  • 26 Aug 2016- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Every year world leaders, development professionals and water experts gather in Stockholm, Sweden for discussion of water- our planet’s most critical resource. This year’s gathering will occur from 28 August to 2 September and focus on
  • 8 Oct 2015- 09:50 by Local Press Report STOCKHOLM Thomson Reuters Foundation Dan Smith of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said this week that a drought in Syria and high global food prices that helped fuel social rebellion in Egypt are examples of how climate change and
  • 25 Sep 2015- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations today (September 25) began a three-day meeting during which the body is expected to formally adopt a new global sustainable development agenda. One hundred ninety-three world leaders are expected to commit
  • 25 Aug 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden World leaders described the urgent pressure many countries are facing with regard to future water supply at the opening of the 2015 World Water Week in Stockholm this week. "As the leader of my country I cannot look my people in
  • 25 Aug 2015- 09:10 by Local Press Report STOCKHOLM Thomson Reuters Foundation The doom and gloom predictions of increasing battles around the world over water are a myth, with only a handful of disagreements over shared waters leading to armed conflict, said Sjomander Magnusson, Stockholm
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DEAD SEA, Jordan The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and consortium partners EcoPeace Middle East and the Global Nature Fund this week released a Regional NGO Master Planfor Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley. “We have seen the
  • 23 Mar 2015- 10:30 by Local Press Report STOCKHOLM Your Middle East IS has captured a number of vital water resources in the region, wresting control of the people by holding their water supply hostage. In addition, water shortages have destroyed agricultural land in the rural areas and caused
  • 4 Sep 2014- 12:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden At Stockholm’s 24th World World Water Week, OOSKAnews CEO David Duncan spoke with Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Senior Director for the World Bank Group’s Global Water Practice, to discuss the interrelationships between water and other sectors,
  • 29 Aug 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The 24th annual World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, which begins on August 31st, will focus on increasing collaboration between representatives from the water and energy sectors-- something that will be essential to providing a