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  • 20 Aug 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia D uring the summer of 2008, Russian news sources reported frequently on the deteriorating water quality in many regions of the country. The situation is especially grim in the southern regions of the country. In Voronezh region, half of
  • 20 Aug 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tajikistan, KHOROG The glacier areas in the mountains of Tajikistan are rapidly degrading. Kishvar Navrouzshoev, director of the hydro-meteorological observatory in GornoBadakhshan Autonomous Oblast (province) told the Pamir Media news agency that the
  • 18 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Widespread water scarcity in Nairobi's suburbs, due to a rationing program announced earlier this month, has become a major opportunity for independent water providers operating near the capital. Water tankers and water kiosks are
  • 18 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya African countries must embrace sustainable use of available freshwater resources in order to realize economic growth, peace, and prosperity, a gathering of ecological economists from around the globe suggested during a meeting at the UN
  • 18 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BLANTYRE, Malawi For the third time in under a year, the Malawi Parliament has failed to discuss important water bills that would allow the country to tap close to $50 million USD from money lending instutions such as the European Investment Bank to
  • 13 Aug 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A court in Kyrgyzstan has imposed a fine on a water officials for not providing information on the situation with regard to land plots near water canals, the Voda, Zemlya, Lyudi newspaper of irrigators reported. The newspaper, whose
  • 11 Aug 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UNnited Kingdom Water reuse is one of the big buzzwords in the water community- not only in relation to developed markets like the Unites States and Australia- but, increasingly, in emerging markets. The urgent need for technological solutions
  • 4 Aug 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, KolKata D rinking water from taps at India's hospitals carries serious health risks. A report last month by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on the potability of water in the city, which has been submitted to the Calcutta High Court, reveals
  • 4 Aug 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, VIJAYAWADA People who get their food supplies under subsidized programs will now have to pay only $4.73 USD instead of $30.00 USD as "donation" to get water connections in their homes in this town in southern Andhra Pradesh state. To
  • 4 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kenya, KISUMU The Lake Victoria Basin Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with the African Water Facility to improve water and sanitation in 15 secondary towns along Lake Victoria. The commission's executive secretary, Dr. Tom Okurut
  • 28 Jul 2008- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India's water crisis is manmade, and it could get more complex and lead to more inter-state conflicts if prompt measures are not taken to tackle the problem, warns a study by one of the country's top business groups, the
  • 28 Jul 2008- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, BHUBANESHWAR The Orissa state government has decided that non-government organizations (NGOs) can be associated with planning and implementation of piped water projects in the state. The Orissa government has decided to cover at least 35 percent
  • 28 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates c onsumers in the UAE have been The agency has cautioned people that when they drink non-bottled water, they should pay more attention since most contamination cases are due to misuse and neglecting regular maintenance on
  • 28 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone The United Arab Emirates-based relief organization Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation will fund the digging of 120 water wells in Sierra Leone starting in September, a water expert connected with the project told
  • 28 Jul 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK The Namibian Water debts throughout Namibia total $102.4 million USD, according to the government's draft water supply and sanitation policy, released last Thursday. The policy was revised to reflect the water debt situation in the

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