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  • 3 Oct 2018- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia, Brazil Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro announced October 3 that it is preparing for “full curtailment” of operation of the controversial Alunorte refinery in northeastern Brazil. The company’s shares fell 13 percent on the news. Norsk Hydro blamed
  • 2 Oct 2018- 12:00 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Tehran Times Pakistan’s leading jurist on international law, Makhdoom Ali Khan, who has been appointed by Pakistan’s supreme court as an ‘amicus curiae’ to assist the court on water-related issues, says Pakistan must consider working on a bilateral
  • 2 Oct 2018- 12:00 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV IMEMC News A number of Palestinian detainees filed a complaint with the Detainees Committee, against Israeli Prison Services (IPS), for offering them dirty water while under interrogation at Jalama detention center. Forty-one year old detainee Abu
  • 1 Oct 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report PORT HARCOURT The Guardian Nigeria Following reports that Nigeria is the second largest number of people defecating in the open globally and has the largest number in Africa, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged the federal Government to take
  • 30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN IOL News The ANC is claiming victory in its lawsuit over exorbitant water tariffs against the city, which apparently conceded to its demands. However, the city is refusing to agree that it will not cut the water supply of defaulting consumers,
  • 30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report MOMBASA Daily Nation Mombasa County’s reliance on its neighbours for fresh drinking water has exposed the soft underbelly of the tourist haven. And its leadership has now appealed to the national government to intervene and address the water supply shortfall
  • 27 Sep 2018- 07:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria Trends in European water quality and flood management and associated legal frameworks, pollution from microplastics and pharmaceuticals and the impacts of climate change were discussed at last week's  5th EU Water Conference in
  • 26 Sep 2018- 06:49 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The Express Tribune Pakistan is expected to face acute water shortage in the upcoming Rabi (spring harvest) sowing season as the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has informed a parliamentary panel that water supply will dip to less than 50% for
  • 26 Sep 2018- 06:49 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR The Guardian In May, the Salvadoran’s right-wing Arena party retook control of the national assembly and quickly made moves to put water under the control of the private sector. In June, right-wing politicians introduced a proposal for an
  • 26 Sep 2018- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, United States In an open letter to UN member governments, more than 57 faith leaders from across the globe have challenged UN member governments about the exclusion of 40.5 million internally displaced people from the new Global Compact on
  • 25 Sep 2018- 07:48 by Local Press Report LAGOS The Nigerian Voice The Minister of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman Adamu has told the Federal High Court in Lagos to “grant the Ministry more time within which to compile and furnish Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) with
  • 18 Sep 2018- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States Three US Senators from the State of Michigan have introduced bipartisan legislation September 17 to hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military
  • 18 Sep 2018- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Info LONDON, UK The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a new $29 Million USD loan to Romania’s regional operator of water and wastewater utility S.C. RAJA S.A. (RAJA). The loan agreement, signed by the development bank's President
  • 18 Sep 2018- 08:07 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Think Progress The No. 2 official at the Department of the Interior canceled plans to speak at a water industry forum in Colorado after department ethics officials concluded his appearance at the event could raise conflicts-of-interest concerns
  • 18 Sep 2018- 07:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Indian mining giant Adani's plan to build a 61 kilometer pipeline to pump up to 12.5 billion liters of water a year from a river in drought-stricken Queensland has come closer to realization after Australia’s Federal Government

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