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  • 27 Feb 2018- 09:35 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Science Magazine In the mountains east of here there are plants so rare they are only found in an area the size of a soccer field. Some could be extinct in a matter of months, ecologists warn, if city officials proceed with plans to drill into
  • 20 Feb 2018- 10:21 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN News 24 A project which aims to double the capacity of the Clanwilliam Dam in the Western Cape will not be able to proceed because of a lack of funding. This is according to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, who on Monday said the project, for
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The speaker of Ethiopia’s parliament Abadula Gemeda has assured an Egyptian official of Addis Ababa’s positive intentions in negotiations related to the Grand Renaissance Dam. The comments, first reported by state-owned Egyptian media, were
  • 24 May 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUTHING, Lesotho Lesotho Prime Minister Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili pledged last week to work with development partners to provide relief for people affected by the ongoing El Niño-induced drought, the worst the country has seen in many years. Addressing a
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMSTERDAM, Netherlands The life cycle of coal-generated electricity-- from mining and washing to burning and waste management-- has major impacts on freshwater systems around the world. In many countries, coal creates one of the largest demands on
  • 17 Feb 2016- 09:58 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Times of Israel A Johannesburg conference dealing with the water crisis in South Africa was canceled due to criticism concerning the inclusion of Israel’s ambassador to South Africa. Conflict Policy Reputational Risk Social Issues Water Industry
  • 17 Sep 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The Southern African Development Community (SADC) ranks at the top of a global comparison of indicators of water cooperation, SADC Water Sector communications expert Barbara Lopi said in a statement this week. India-based international
  • 1 Jun 2015- 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The fifth aquaNOW Audience, held on May 29th during the XVth World Water Congress in Edinburgh, took on issues including climate change, water pollution, sanitation and governance. An archived version of the discussion
  • 28 May 2015- 15:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and
  • 31 Mar 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediators have proposed a resource-sharing agreement between Malawi and Tanzania in order to resolve their dispute over Lake Malawi, saying economic integration is the solution to the
  • 26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by Local Press Report PRETORIA Ynet News A batch of leaks by al-Jazeera and the Guardian today report that Israel tried to cause drought in Egypt. A paper on Mossad reportedly drafted by the South African State Security Agency (SSA) claims that Israel for decades worked to
  • 10 Feb 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Local resource risks-- like water stress, land-use change, food security and energy instability-- in developing countries have the potential to trigger “political and economic risks that quickly spread to the global economy,”
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:44 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Parliament of South Africa The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation today held public hearings on vandalism and theft of water infrastructure in the country. The theme of the hearings was "Collaborative solution to address vandalism and
  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The government of Malawi has suspended oil and gas exploration on Lake Malawi, over which it is currently locked in a territorial dispute with neighoring Tanzania. The move is part of a broader effort by the new to re-evaluate all
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report PRETORIA The Department of Water and Sanitation is expected to carry out raids in certain areas of the country to stop people from all sectors abstracting water illegally from rivers and other water resources. Industries that are polluting the