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  • 13 Aug 2020- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States 43 Percent of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water in 2019, casting some doubt on the safety of operations during and post-COVID pandemic. A 13 August report from the Joint Monitoring
  • 13 Aug 2020- 06:37 by Local Press Report YEREVAN Open Democracy European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) investment in a controversial $400m gold mine in Armenia is to end, a new assessment by the bank’s complaint body states. The London-based development bank has funded exploration,
  • 13 Aug 2020- 04:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MIAMI FL A virtual event, the "2020 International Conference on the Nile and Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD): Science, Conflict Resolution and Cooperation", co-sponsored by the FIU Institute of Environment, the Addis Ababa Institute of
  • 13 Aug 2020- 04:27 by Local Press Report CANBERRA Newcastle Herald Australia's leading science agency is looking for towns and communities who want to trial an underground water bank, where the precious resource can be stored for a not so rainy day. The CSIRO's research indicates
  • 13 Aug 2020- 04:28 by Local Press Report North Charleston SC Relief Web UNICEF and Water Mission recently published an innovative reference document that provides detailed instruction for fulfilling internationally-recognized standards for the design and installation of solar powered water systems
  • 12 Aug 2020- 06:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) and Solidarity Water Europe have announced the winners of the “Global Youth Take Action” campaign the organisations launched in May. Among the submitted projects, nine projects were selected
  • 12 Aug 2020- 05:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Addis ABABA, Ethiopia A scheduled resumption of tripartite talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) sponsored by the African Union (AU) has been postponed until 17 August upon the request of Sudan, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign
  • 13 Aug 2020- 05:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that his government would consider supplying drinking water from the mainland of Ukraine to Russia-occupied Crimea in the event of a "humanitarian disaster". "If necessary to
  • 11 Aug 2020- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s Ministry of Water Resources is set to seek funding for an estimated $985 Million USD to implement a “Teesta River Comprehensive Management and Restoration Project”, possibly with support from China, as discussions with
  • 13 Aug 2020- 06:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The outgoing World Bank Country Director for Pakistan has said that the international institution is unable to make an independent decision on either the appointment of a court of arbitration or the appointment of a neutral expert in
  • 11 Aug 2020- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos A newly released Situation Report from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) calls for improved data sharing among the riparian nations. “We call on the six Mekong countries to increase data and information sharing on their dam and water
  • 12 Aug 2020- 06:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ATHENS OH, United States August is National Water Quality Month in the United States. Marking the occasion, Ohio University has released a visual resource guide on ten ways that acces to clean water can improve the world. The guide and infographic
  • 11 Aug 2020- 09:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC A new World Bank paper released in the beginning of August examines the importance of governance in irrigation projects and identifies how proper governance can help mitigate the effects of climate change, address rural poverty and,
  • 11 Aug 2020- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced $176 Million USD in funding for Vitens, the Netherlands largest water utility, to be applied to a 2020-2024 investment programme to future-proof drinking water distribution networks
  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States 509 new dams are planned or are currently under construction in global protected areas where there are already 1,249 dams with almost 40 percent planned for rivers in Europe, according to a new study. Protected areas are

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