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  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Global environmental groups and experts are slamming negotiators at the ongoing 15th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, for failing to recognize water as a crucial element and leaving it
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, SALVADOR The government of Bahia state, through the Climate and Water Management Institute (INGA), invited indigenous people of eight different tribes to participate in a meeting at the end of November to discuss the situation with regard to
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report CHILE, COPENHAGEN Caritas International Bishops from the Patagonia region in Chile and Argentina are calling for a "World Water Plan" and for more efficient management of natural reThey wrote a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ahead of
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Global environmental groups and experts are slamming negotiators at the ongoing 15th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, for failing to recognize water as a crucial element and leaving it
  • 14 Dec 2009- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Global environmental groups and experts are slamming negotiators at the ongoing 15th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, for failing to recognize water as a crucial element and leaving it
  • 14 Dec 2009- 19:59 by Local Press Report JAKARTA The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) Most tap-water companies in Indonesia are badly managed, because of political moves made by regional administrations, according to the new chair of the Indonesian TapWater Companies' association (Perpamsi). He said
  • 14 Dec 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Global environmental groups and experts are slamming negotiators at the ongoing 15th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, for failing to recognize water as a crucial element and leaving it
  • 14 Dec 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Climate change will hit the water-scarce Arab world harder than many other parts of the world and poses a serious threat to agricultural output in the area, according to a UN Population Fund (UNFPA) report on climate change which launched
  • 9 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO c hile's Supreme Court at the end of November ruled unanimously in favor of granting a water flow of 9 liters per second to the communities of Chusmiza and Usmagama. The case before the court pitted the two Aymara communities from
  • 9 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY T he Mexican national water authority, Conagua, is developing a new set of norms governing water usage, which it aims to publish in 2010, according to a Conagua press release. The water authority said the aim of the norms is to
  • 9 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Bolivia will expand potable water supply, irrigation and hydropower with a $106 million USD Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) loan for the Misicuni Multiple Project. The increased water supply will help meet domestic and agricultural
  • 9 Dec 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda and Uzbekistan First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov on December 1 signed a $60 million USD loan agreement to support the water supply and sanitation
  • 7 Dec 2009- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, CHandiGarH Amiad and TAHAL Group made presentations last week to Punjabi Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on how the state can deal with water salinity problems, which are expected to be a growing issue in the near future due to global warming.
  • 7 Dec 2009- 19:59 by Local Press Report CEBU CITY Manila Bulletin (Philippines) Antonio Tompar, chairman of water technology provider Mactan Rock Industries Inc. (MRU), is urging the use of desalination technology to mitigate water scarcity in Cebu. "The Philippines has a lot of water sources
  • 7 Dec 2009- 13:48 by Local Press Report GHANA, ACCRA Ghana News Agency The National Coalition against Privatization of Water expressed concern about irregular water supply in the capital area and called for a government takeover of services from the private operator. "[Water provider] AVRL has

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