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  • 13 Aug 2020- 08:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Department of Energy has filed notice to relax rules on the nation's definition of showerheads, apparently responding to complaints by President Donald Trump about showerhead pressure at the
  • 13 Aug 2020- 06:36 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Livemint In a major revamp of regulations, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set stringent conditions for commercial groundwater use, asking authorities to be tightfisted in granting permits, initiating swift punitive action in case of breaches
  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States 509 new dams are planned or are currently under construction in global protected areas where there are already 1,249 dams with almost 40 percent planned for rivers in Europe, according to a new study. Protected areas are
  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:11 by Local Press Report IRVINE CA UCI Environmental engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new framework for characterizing snow droughts around the world. Using this tool to analyze conditions from 1980 to 2018, the researchers found a 28-percent
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The murder of 219 environmental activists makes 2019 the deadliest year on record for people defending water and land resources from mining, agriculture and logging businesses. A new report from NGO Global Witness, released 29 July
  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:54 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Power Engineering International The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has released recommendations of its Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of the Trishuli River Basin (TRB). The study was an integral part of the World Bank
  • 30 Jul 2020- 10:50 by Local Press Report HANOI Vietnam Plus In the framework of ASOSAI cooperation in the 2012-2013 period, an audit on water issues in the river basin was successfully carried out with the participation of five Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar
  • 29 Jul 2020- 12:44 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Global Finance Magazine With the Senate’s approval in June of the Water and Sanitation Framework Bill, Brazil kicked off a massive bidding process for the concession to run these services this and the coming years. The new law’s main objective is to
  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia The government of Australia is paying almost the maximum amount permitted for water purchases under its Murray Darling Basin strategy while not applying approved policy, planning or guidance to all procurements, according to a new
  • 15 Jul 2020- 07:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined UN-Water Chair, Gilbert Huongbo 9 July in the launch of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) Global Acceleration Framework. SDG 6, one of 17 Sustainable Development
  • 14 Jul 2020- 11:07 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union has announced launch of an audit of the impact of the EU agricultural policy on the sustainable use of water. A 7 July Preview cites that about 25 percent of all freshwater abstraction in the EU is used on farmland and
  • 9 Jul 2020- 12:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat Edinburgh, Scotland OOSKAnews Talks Video Conversation HERE. Businesses face physical, reputational and regulatory risks driven by water, which will only increase with climate change. Understanding these risks and incorporating them into the business
  • 9 Jul 2020- 08:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar At least 162 people died 2 July after heavy rains caused a landslide at a jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar, close to the Chinese border. About 30 meters of waste soil collapsed into a lake of mine wastewater, creating a large wave
  • 7 Jul 2020- 09:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UN-Water has announced the launch of a SDG 6 Global Action Framework designed to mobilise action across governments, civil society, private sector and the United Nations system. The objective of the framework is to align efforts,
  • 6 Jul 2020- 10:07 by Staff- Water Diplomat DUSHANBE, Tajikistan The United Nations’ Cross-border Cooperation for Sustainable Pease and Development programme is yielding successful results in modernising water management along the Isfara River running between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The project,

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