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  • 16 Oct 2019- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUDAPEST, Hungary Several hundred politicians, bankers, businessmen, inventors and scientists gathered in Budapest, Hungary, this week to discuss challenges of emerging water crises – issues concerning abundant, scarce and polluted waters – and their
  • 16 Oct 2019- 05:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The World Health Organization (WHO) is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost
  • 14 Oct 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALO ALTO CA, United States Researchers from Stanford University have developed a new interactive map  measuring nature’s contributions to human well-being suggests that as many as five billion people, particularly in Africa and South Asia, are likely
  • 12 Oct 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark A new  report  from the European Environment Agency (EEA) underscores that urban wastewater treatment now must also address additional challenges brought on by climate changes, increasing populations and, importantly, new pollutants.
  • 10 Oct 2019- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Mara Tignino of Geneva Water Hubspeaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” video interview. The subject is the "Geneva List" of legal principles on protection of water
  • 6 Oct 2019- 08:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO CA, United States In an apparent distraction ploy to increase political pressure on the water-stressed state of California, the US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued a formal notice accusing the city of San Francisco of a
  • 6 Oct 2019- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States UNEP (the United Nations Environment Program) has released a report “ Safe Climate ” which concludes that climate change and its impacts threaten a broad range of human rights and, as a result, states and private actors have
  • 3 Oct 2019- 05:04 by TWD Staff Kathmandu, Nepal Sundeep Waslekar, President of Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” video interview. Strategic Foresight Group is a think-tank based in India that advises governments and
  • 29 Sep 2019- 07:02 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today According to a press release by the Foreign Ministry, in an address before a session of the International Council on Human Rights on Friday, Egypt's Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Alaa Yousef said that the unsustainable
  • 29 Sep 2019- 05:09 by TWD Staff BANGALORE, India A coalition of environmental actvists in India has sent an open letter to actor Leonardo DiCaprio describing his support for the Isha Foundation’s “Cauvery Calling” tree-planting campaign as poorly advised. The letter outlines negative impacts on
  • 28 Sep 2019- 03:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, May East describes a free online education program that offers participants a
  • 25 Sep 2019- 06:56 by TWD Staff NEW YORK NY, United States The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) issued a new report 19 September examining the current cost of climate change on humans, and projects what the cost will be at the end of the next decade, in the absence of implementing
  • 25 Sep 2019- 06:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Contamination of tap water in the United States caused by arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants, and traces of uranium and radium could result in over 100,000 cancer cases in the course of a lifetime, researchers claim.
  • 22 Sep 2019- 00:41 by TWD Staff New York, United States Asako Okai, Assistant Secretary General & Director, UNDP Crisis Bureau, spoke this week of the need for addressing climate-related security risks through concrete action at an event in advance of September's UN Climate Action Summit.
  • 22 Sep 2019- 00:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and 23 co-signing entities have called for “wise and resilient water management [that] offers a pathway for integrated and transformative action that leverages synergies across the

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