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  • 7 Apr 2020- 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden A 60-day submission period, commencing 6 April, for the new Water ChangeMaker Awards, opened this week. The new awards, targeted to those who have shaped water decisions that have helped to build climate resilience, is an initiative of
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:34 by Local Press Report DELHI Deccan Herald Nature activists and enthusiasts are thrilled to find that the water of River Yamuna is gradually turning transparent in the wake of the national lockdown imposed to arrest the spread of coronavirus. Social activist Gopeshwar Nath
  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia A new investigative report from Human Rights Law Center has cast new light on multiple human rights violations caused by pollution from Rio Tinto gold mining activities on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The research,
  • 6 Apr 2020- 10:24 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The South Africa Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addressed the nation on Thursday 2 April to give an update about the state of water affairs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sisulu confirmed on Thursday that all water
  • 2 Apr 2020- 09:15 by Local Press Report HARARE New Zimbabwe The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has approached the High Court seeking an order to compel the local authority to supply uninterrupted clean water to residents during the current government declared 21-day national lockdown
  • 30 Mar 2020- 06:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat Damascus, Syria Turkish-backed armed forces cut off the water supply of up to 460,000 Syrians in March, exacerbating a perilous humanitarian situation in the East of the country. Much of the population is already in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • 30 Mar 2020- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China As China’s fast economic growth and rise in food demand drive an increase in water use for agriculture and industry, a new study underscore the value and potential of technological adoptions to help design targets and incentives for water
  • 29 Mar 2020- 10:09 by Local Press Report CHENNAI Packaging Gateway The Madras High Court has today permitted the state government of Tamil Nadu, India to temporarily allow packaged water production facilities to continue to operate without a licence until 31 July 2020. The order comes in a bid to
  • 26 Mar 2020- 10:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat STOCKHOLM, Sweden Dr John Cherry, a world-renowned hydrogeologist and leading authority on threats to groundwater contamination is to receive the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize in 2020. As creator of the academic field of contaminant hydrogeology,
  • 26 Mar 2020- 10:05 by Staff- Water Diplomat MONTREAL, Canada The World Youth Parliament for Water has launched a new web platform (www.youthforwater.org), showcasing members of Youth Parliaments for Water around the world, their actions and success stories. World Youth Parliament for Water is a
  • 26 Mar 2020- 07:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat PARIS, France International humanitarian group Solidarites International this month released its 2020 "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Barometer"  highlighting lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation with focus on Africa, where human
  • 17 Mar 2020- 14:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New shutoffs for non-payment of bills have been suspended in over 100 US municipal water systems and utilities in eight states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO
  • 15 Mar 2020- 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A relaxaton of the US's permitting regime for mining companies lies behind an extensive record of environmental spills and pollution violations at five major operating “hardrock” mines in Alaska. Metal mining in the
  • 11 Mar 2020- 12:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, United Kingdom This article has been updated to reflect changes in Scottish Government guidance for societal contact associated with the coronavirus Tune in 1.30 PM UK time Friday 20 March HERE for a special live-streamed “aquaNOW Audience”,
  • 10 Mar 2020- 10:39 by Local Press Report LANSING MI Michigan Radio The Michigan Supreme Court is mulling over whether to allow a lawsuit to move forward against the state and several former government officials tied to the Flint water crisis. Six Flint residents filed a class action complaint

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