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  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century, says a new report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), published to mark 13 October's International Day for Disaster Risk
  • 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
  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:08 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Zwnews Zimbabwe and Zambia have launched the Zambezi River Authority ZRA’s five year strategic plan for the period 2020-2024 anchored on the need to strengthen the jointly owned organization’s role in water resources management and energy security.
  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:11 by Local Press Report ABUJA The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has advised West African countries to take into consideration gender perspective in formulating their national water policies. Mr Lamine Sow, Acting Director, UNESCO Regional Office,
  • 14 Oct 2020- 09:09 by Local Press Report ST HELIER Jersey Evening Post Technology developed for weather forecasting and the military could improve the Island’s water quality by reducing the amount of chemicals applied to fields, a farmer has said. Since 2010 nitrate levels in groundwater, streams,
  • 15 Oct 2020- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office said 11 October that Armenian armed forces had carried out a missile attack on the Mingachevir Hydroelectric Power Plant in Azerbaijan, Russian state media outlet TASS reported. "At about
  • 13 Oct 2020- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In a post-hospitalisation interview with right-wing media outlet Fox News, US President Donald Trump has ridiculed California Democrats for conservation policies that protect the endangered Delta smelt. This old campaign
  • 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
  • 13 Oct 2020- 07:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria The Living Danube Partnership, has been awarded the “Partnership of the Year” Award for its contributions to cross-sectoral cooperation promoting conservation and restoration of rivers and wetlands in the Danube basin. The Partnership is
  • 13 Oct 2020- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland As biodiversity declines, a fifth of countries worldwide are at risk from ecosystem collapse according to a new study by the Swiss Re Institute on habitats, water security and air quality. Countries across the world rely on a range
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:27 by Local Press Report NAIVASHA KBC Authorities in Naivasha have arrested 17 fishermen for flouting maritime laws while operating within Lake Naivasha waters. The arrests came just a day after the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), the Kenya Coast Guard and Maritime Police were
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:17 by Local Press Report ATHENS Ekathimerini Greece is facing a water scarcity and must adjust the commodity’s prices to reflect that, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report last week. In Environmental Performance Reviews: Greece 2020, the
  • 12 Oct 2020- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSLO, Norway The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP). The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that the World Food Programme won the award "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2020- 09:40 by Local Press Report MOGADISHU Borgen Humanitarian efforts to restore water security [in Somalia] have seen positive results. In one instance, efforts by the United Nations Development Programme use sand, one of the nation’s most abundant resources, to combat drought in Somalia.

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