Legislation

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  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States US government agencies this week proposed a redefinition of “waters of the United States” that “clarifies” federal authority under previous President Obama’s Clean Water Act. Environmentalist groups say that many of the
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Politics Web The Department of Water and Sanitation's internal audit committee had given its former minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, detailed quarterly reports about serious financial mismanagement in her department – but she ignored them all.
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report AUCKLAND Newsroom A battle over the rights of a wetland and 17 avocado orchards to ground water will unfold in the Environment Court this week. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is appealing a resource consent granted by the Northland Regional Council
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report FLINT MI Michigan Radio On December 7, a judge decided another top state health department official should face trial in connection with the Flint water crisis. Dr. Eden Wells listened as District Court Judge William Crawford bound her over for trial.
  • 6 Dec 2018- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATOWICE, Poland The Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) has unanimously elected Loïc Fauchon as its new president, succeding Brazilian Benedito Braga. Fauchon was previously WWC president from 2005 to 2012, and has now been re-elected in
  • 4 Dec 2018- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered mineral water companies to pay a correct price for groundwater extraction and fix water quality or be shut down. On December 3 Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar gave the companies seven days to comply
  • 4 Dec 2018- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tegucigalpa, Honduras A court in Honduras has found seven men guilty of the murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Caceres who was shot dead in her home by gunmen in 2016 after receiving death threats for her opposition to the Aqua Zarca hydro
  • 4 Dec 2018- 09:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK Environment Secretary was forced last week to reassure a parliamentary committee that the country’s drinking water would be safe in the event of a “no-deal Brexit”, whereby the UK leaves the European Union without an agreed
  • 4 Dec 2018- 07:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A panel of judges in New York, United States has heard arguments for and against consolidation of more than 70 pending lawsuits related to PFAS chemical contamination of groundwater in the country.  Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl
  • 29 Nov 2018- 04:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The feasibility of the innovative endeavour of two Chinese universities, codenamed “Tianhe Project”, that will utilize sky-based and space technologies to divert water vapor has been criticized by Chinese atmospheric physicists. Tianhe
  • 27 Nov 2018- 12:52 by Local Press Report DUBAI The National Three men stole more than Dh600,000 worth of water bottles from Oasis Pure Water Company in Jebel Ali, Dubai Court of Misdemeanours heard. The men- an Indian who is at large, a Sri Lankan, 28, and a Pakistani, 32- worked for the company
  • 27 Nov 2018- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world's largest mining company, Anglo-Australian giant BHP, has said that it will fight a multi billion dollar damages lawsuit filed on behalf of 240,000 Brazilians affected by the 2015 tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron
  • 26 Nov 2018- 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent London, United Kingdom A United Kingdom emergency contingency plan has warned that a so-called “no-deal Brexit”, whereby the UK leaves the European Union without an agreed exit deal, could trigger a clean water shortage “within days”. The Mail on Sunday
  • 26 Nov 2018- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Court of Auditors has completed its assessment of Member State compliance with the EU Flood Directive of 2007, concluding that there has been progress in assessing the risks of floods but that planning and
  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly The latest scam has Iraq’s parliament investigating how $6 million worth of local currency stored in a public bank were damaged by heavy rains. Reputational Risk Social Issues Baghdad Asia Iraq

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