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  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALO ALTO CA, United States The US hydropower industry and environmental and river conservation communities are to collaborate on a “shared task” that will “chart hydropower’s role in a clean energy future in a way that also supports healthy rivers”.
  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Representatives of the Japanese fishing industry have expressed unequivocal opposition to the planned release of water contaminated by the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power station in 2011 into the ocean, describing
  • 14 Oct 2020- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina Fimstar Leonardo DiCaprio has added his voice to a movement challenging construction of small hydropower plants in the Balkans.  The campaign, launched by WWF, calls for suspension of state subsidies citing inherent
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:18 by Local Press Report SEOUL ZAWYA South Korean contractor Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has decided to close its water research unit in Saudi Arabia to align with a rehaul of its overseas organisation, Business Korea reported last week. Doosan will shut down its
  • 15 Oct 2020- 07:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India In a video conversation between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CEO of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems, Henrik Andersen, Modi speculated that wind turbines could produce water out of thin air. Andersen smiles and replies that
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:20 by Local Press Report RIYADH Al Khaleej Today Saudi Arabia announced the success of its seawater-based agricultural research project, to become the first of its kind in the Arab region. The project enables the reduction of water waste and energy costs in the production of fish
  • 25 Sep 2020- 13:03 by Local Press Report FORT LAUDERDALE FL The Maritime Executive The combination of excess water in some regions and drought in other regions that usually experience precipitation increases the attractiveness of transporting massive volumes of water by sea. It could be a lower
  • 24 Sep 2020- 07:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat REDMOND WA, United States Microsoft has announced a commitment to be water positive in its operations by 2030. The corporation described its intension to reduce its water intensity, or water used per megawatt of energy consumed, and to replenish water
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat PRIPYAT, Ukraine Dredging operations are underway in the E40 waterway in Ukraine, potentially releasing nuclear waste associated with the Chernobyl disaster that could expose millions of people to increased radiation, civil society group Save Polesia has
  • 31 Aug 2020- 11:34 by Local Press Report BOGOTA World Resources Institute This April, precipitation levels in Colombia were 40% less than expected, well below the historical average. To add complication, meteorological and environmental agencies observed more volatile rainfall regimes in recent
  • 24 Aug 2020- 11:19 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today Within 18 months, 19 desalination plants worth a total of LE11 billion and whose total daily production is 550,000 cubic meters will be inaugurated. The projects are constructed within a strategy to increase Egypt's water resources,
  • 20 Aug 2020- 08:36 by Local Press Report PARIS FR24 Low water levels on the Meuse could further restrict Sunday’s production at EDF Chooz nuclear power plant in northern France. The use of water by EDF is regulated by law to protect plant and animal life. It is forced to reduce production in hot
  • 20 Aug 2020- 08:34 by Local Press Report MELBOURNE Science Alert A new innovation developed by scientists in Australia could be the most promising one yet, with researchers using metal-organic framework compounds (or MOFs) together with sunlight to purify water in just half an hour, using a process
  • 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
  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:35 by Staff- Water Diplomat 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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