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  • 11 Nov 2008- 11:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA T he United Nations designated 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) to spread the word about the costs and benefits of improved sanitation. To kick-off IYS, nearly a year ago this November, Colombia hosted the international
  • 11 Nov 2008- 11:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASUNCION, Paraguay The United States has offered indirect financial support for water projects in Paraguay. It has offered Paraguay funding for health and educational initiatives that include projects on expansion of potable water and sewage services.
  • 10 Nov 2008- 23:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The pipe-borne drinking water used in Gampola Teaching Hospital (located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka) has been contaminated with sewage. This was discovered through examinations conducted by the Medical Research Institute and
  • 10 Nov 2008- 23:17 by Local Press Report Indonesia, JAKARTA The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) Four more cities will participate in the National Development Planning Board's Indonesian Sanitation Sector Development Program and the Trust Fund's Water and Sanitation Program, jointly funded by the
  • 10 Nov 2008- 23:17 by Local Press Report HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Thanh Men News (Vietnam) Wastewater from the Cu Chi District industrial zone has polluted most local waterways and left them unfit for human use, Tan Phu Trung Commune head Huynh Van Ni said. He said some of the polluting factories
  • 9 Nov 2008- 19:24 by Local Press Report Israel, JERUSALEM Ha'aretz (Israel) Israel's ministerial committee on the non-Jewish sector decided November 2 to connect tens of thousands of illegally built Arab homes in East Jerusalem to the water supply. The decision came after representatives
  • 5 Nov 2008- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide nearly $1 million USD to aid water management efforts among Central Asian nations that are struggling to cope with conflicting interstate demands. Water is a flashpoint issue in the region
  • 5 Nov 2008- 08:14 by Local Press Report BEIJING, China The Jerusalem Post (Israel) oosKAriews Leaders from the European Union and Asia agreed on the need to support and encourage regional and sub-regional organizations to develop cooperative projects dealing with bio-diversity, melting of glaciers
  • 4 Nov 2008- 15:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, CORDOBA The provincial government of Cordoba in north-central Argentina has signed an agreement to implement a number of initiatives on solid waste management and lake remediation. The agreement has been signed to carry our programs, projects
  • 4 Nov 2008- 15:03 by Local Press Report WINNIPEG, Canada OK4me2 A report issued last week gives perspective on climate change and its worrisome effects on the world's water resources. As experts grapple with water scarcity around the world, the issue of climate change and its impact on the
  • 3 Nov 2008- 23:06 by Local Press Report BEIJING The Jerusalem Post (Israel) Leaders from the European Union and Asia agreed on the need to support and encourage regional and sub-regional organizations to develop cooperative projects dealing with bio-diversity, melting of glaciers and protection of
  • 3 Nov 2008- 23:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Faced with decreases in its already limited water supply, while its growing population and rapid economic development need more, rather than less water, China has won a technical assistance grant valued at $500,000 USD from the Asian
  • 2 Nov 2008- 19:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIMBABWE, HARARE Zimbabwe, battling an economic meltdown characterized by rampant inflation and a political stalemate that has seen the country go for half a year without a government, is also facing the threat of disease caused by lack of clean water
  • 2 Nov 2008- 19:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya D windling water levels in major Kenyan rivers pose an unprecedented threat to the country's hydropower potential and food production. There is new evidence that Kenya's major rivers, which form lifelines to irrigated farming and
  • 2 Nov 2008- 19:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, SHARJAH Municipal authorities in Sharjah have launched a drive against unhygienic water storage tanks and landlords who neglect hygiene and cleanliness in their residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The drive to

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