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  • 17 Jun 2018- 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LANSING, MI The state government of Michigan approved a new Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) on June 14 that imposes on water utilities a limit of 12 parts per billion (ppb) by 2025. Since 2014, Michigan has been dealing with the fallout of a water
  • 14 Jun 2018- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Roman Catholic Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (CEDES) has  urged lawmakers to discard plans for privatizing water in the Central American country. A June 12 statement, entitled "We will not allow the poor to die
  • 11 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Foreign Office has said the matter of river waters is as important to it as a jugular vein, but that the country wants to resolve all issues with India through dialog Addressing a weekly news briefing June 7, Foreign
  • 11 Jun 2018- 08:45 by Local Press Report ABUJA Punch (Nigeria) A human rights advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has called for the prosecution of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff, over the allegation of N1.1bn water
  • 31 May 2018- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Info HELENA MT A Montana hemp farmer has secured a contract to use federally controlled water for irrigation after a year of battling US federal regulations. Kim Phillips received the contract last week, just days before she needed to plant her crop. (US News) The
  • 29 May 2018- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has proposed new rules to stimulate and facilitate water reuse in the EU for agricultural irrigation. The new rules are designed to help farmers “make the best use of non-potable wastewater, alleviating water
  • 29 May 2018- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC The World Bank has denied Pakistan’s demands for a court of arbitration to resolve the country’s dispute over India’s upstream Kishanganga Hydroelectric Dam project. Following a meeting in Washington DC last week, instigated by the
  • 17 May 2018- 08:54 by Local Press Report LUXEMBOURG European Scientist The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a new agreement with Export-Import Bank of China (Eximbank) to support the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The EIB said on Monday that it will provide China with a
  • 14 May 2018- 13:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY The United Nations General Assembly approved May 10 a resolution establishing a framework for a global pact for the environment, an initiative put forward by French President Emmanuel Macron last September. The resolution asks Secretary
  • 11 May 2018- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HONOLULU, HI The US State of Hawaii’s Department has issued drinking water guidance to residents following recent volcanic activity. The Kilauea volcano, started to erupt May 3 on the state's Big Island. Hundreds of people have been forced to
  • 7 May 2018- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Info BONN, Germany UN Climate Change has launched its first-ever Annual Report, laying out the key 2017 achievements and pointing to the future of the climate change process. "Climate Change is the single biggest threat to life, security and prosperity on Earth,
  • 7 May 2018- 05:10 by Local Press Report LANSING MI The Detroit News Less than three weeks before Gov. Rick Snyder announced the state would end free bottled water service for Flint residents, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality warned the city still had “significant deficiencies” with
  • 26 Apr 2018- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Council of Common Interests (CCI) formally approved April 24 the country’s first ever National Water Policy (NWP) while also signing a charter calling for a water emergency in the country. The chief ministers of all
  • 26 Apr 2018- 08:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Close to 30 countries have jointly pledged $4.1 Billion USD to the Global Environment Facility (GEF)  for its new four-year investment cycle, (known as GEF-7). GEF is a partnership of 18 agencies — including United Nations agencies,
  • 25 Apr 2018- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA) approved April 24 an executive plan for an extensive privatization program for the kingdom, to include water infrastructure as well as various other service sectors