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  • 9 Nov 2018- 14:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS IN, United States Arsenic in well water accounts for one in 20 deaths in Bangladesh. The country's 10 million or more shallow, hand-pumped wells yield water that often exceeds the World Health Organization's (WHO) arsenic
  • 8 Nov 2018- 12:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Multiple fish deaths have been reported in the Euphrates River, hitting the livelihoods of fish farmers in Iraq as the country continues to struggle with a water contamination crisis.   Thousands of dead carp have been found floating in
  • 1 Nov 2018- 13:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) held its third annual Global Water Stewardship Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland this week, reporting growth in uptake of its Water Stewardship Certification and an expanding membership base. AWS is
  • 29 Oct 2018- 13:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa A new report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and South Africa's Pegasys Institute assesses the history ofcolonial-era “water grabbing” policies in sub-Saharan Africa and argues for a “de-colonizing”
  • 29 Oct 2018- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Cape Town, South Africa South Africa’s Defence Department will be called upon to address the water crisis in the Vaal River system. In an October 23 Budget Policy Statement Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told the country’s parliament “Our immediate focus
  • 24 Oct 2018- 07:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WashINGTON, DC, United States Two weeks before the US mid-term elections, President Donald Trump's administration has taken a stand on a sensitive issue in the State of California: water allocation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Trump went on
  • 1 Nov 2018- 12:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden On the first anniversary of publication of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace Report “A Matter of Survival”, OOSKAnews caught up with François Munger, Director of the Geneva Water Hub, which acts as Secretariat to the Panel.
  • 23 Oct 2018- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Urgent efforts by corporates, investors, governments and NGOs to deliver sustainable, bankable freshwater projects are required to deliver improved water security, create financial value and enhance the health of the world’s river
  • 19 Oct 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain As the board of the United Nations' Green Climate Fund (GCF) meets in Manama this week, uncertainty swirls around the entity's funding and spending, and a contentious oil wastewater cleaning application from the Kingdom of
  • 16 Oct 2018- 17:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent The Hague, Netherlands World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates have launched a new initiative, the “Global Commission on Adaptation” (GCA) in a
  • 16 Oct 2018- 16:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced (October 15) two new loan facilities for Uzbekistan amounting to $232 Million USD for freshwater and energy efficiency initiatives. In completely different transactions, the European Bank
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Guatemala City, Guatemala Former Guatemala Vice President Roxana Baldetti was jailed for 15 years this week for her involvement in an $18 Million USD fraudulent state contract with an Israeli water technology company. A Guatemalan court also sentenced
  • 12 Oct 2018- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to increase water supplies to Iraq according to an October 10 announcement by Iraq parliament speaker Mohammed Al Halbousi. The move comes on the heels of an announcement by Iran’s
  • 9 Oct 2018- 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium A hundred Environmental NGOs have launched a new online campaign to encourage Europeans to participate in the European Commission’s public consultation on the EU Water Framework Directive. The European public has until 4 March 2019 to
  • 8 Oct 2018- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Wilmington, United States Water toxicity tests conducted by environmental groups since September's Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding in states on the US’s Atlantic seaboard show much higher levels of arsenic contamination than those reported

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