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  • 16 Dec 2008- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Bolivia's official information agency, the Agenda Boliviana de Information (ABI) has announced that families throughout the country who have been worst affected by the current drought, will be entitled to receive emergency
  • 15 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China T he specter of a serious stand-off is looming between India and China over a Chinese proposal to divert the waters of Brahmaputra, a river which originates in Tibet, to its water-scarce Experts warn that China's ambitious diversion
  • 15 Dec 2008- 13:48 by Local Press Report SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG Sunday Independent (South Africa) South Africa's water crisis is "like a ticking time bomb," according to Deon Nel, manager of the WWF's Sanlam Living Waters Partnership. Nel primarily blamed the government for
  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan /\ mountain lake in the upper reaches of the Naryn River in ■*- ^- northeastern Kyrgyzstan threatens the region of Central Asia with a major catastrophe, according to human rights groups and residents of Issyk Kul province's
  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The Uzbek government aims to attract $622.5 million USD in foreign investment for drinking water projects in 2009 through 2012. The funds will be used for more than 20 projects to rehabilitate and expand existing water supply
  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania In 2020 Romania may not have enough water to meet the needs of its 22 million residents, according to an official document approved recently by the government. According to the National Strategy for Romania's Sustainable Growth,
  • 8 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Malaysia, SUBANG JAYA H alf of the world's population could face a shortage of clean water by 2080 because of climate change. Some have also raised concerns that dwindling water resources could lead to increased potential for inter- and intra-state
  • 8 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government has said that a majority of people living in about 217,000 villages across the country lack potable water and face serious problem as the available drinking water sources have been polluted by chemicals. A survey
  • 8 Dec 2008- 19:59 by Local Press Report ULAN BATOR, Mongolia UB Post (Mongolia) Mongolia's water sources are disappearing at an alarming rate, according to a recent Water Authority survey. "We don't know if this is a crisis, but we 're sure we have a very big problem," said
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS The year 2008 will go down in the record books as the year of food, energy and economic crises. Yet there is another looming crisis that cuts across this universe of problems, and it involves water. The passing year was marked by
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone T he government of Sierra Leone on December 1 dispatched a combined military and police team to protect water catchment areas around the main dam in western Freetown. "We are concerned over the massive deforestation now taking
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa A report released by Wits University researchers finds serious flaws in that South Africa's implementation of water and sanitation service delivery. The report, released at the end of last month, points out major
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS The year 2008 will go down in the record books as the year of food, energy and economic crises. Yet there is another looming crisis that cuts across this universe of problems, and it involves water. The passing year was marked by
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone T he government of Sierra Leone on December 1 dispatched a combined military and police team to protect water catchment areas around the main dam in western Freetown. "We are concerned over the massive deforestation now taking
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa A report released by Wits University researchers finds serious flaws in that South Africa's implementation of water and sanitation service delivery. The report, released at the end of last month, points out major

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