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  • 21 Dec 2011- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Russia, ABAKAN The Khakassian affiliate of Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare (RFSSCRPHW), on behalf of dwellers of Kirovo settlement in Khakassia republic, has sued the local administration and
  • 20 Dec 2011- 14:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea Fears that the Lee Myung-bak government’s Four Major Rivers Restoration Project would become a taxpayer “money pit” are set to become a reality. While building on the effort is mostly finished, upkeep and administration costs are
  • 20 Dec 2011- 14:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources will install water chlorinators after its study found most water in the country unfit for drinking, particularly in 14 districts of Sindh and Balochistan provinces, which were hit by
  • 19 Dec 2011- 22:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Kenya must accelerate reform in the water sector to boost transparency, accountability and citizen participation, according to a new report by the Kenyan chapter of NGO Transparency International. The “National Water Integrity Study,”
  • 19 Dec 2011- 21:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states It has become widely acknowledged that partnering with service providers is key to obtaining sustainable results, according to Andy Narracott, program coordinator at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).
  • 19 Dec 2011- 21:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Sustainable management of wastewater in Kenyan cities, households and industries will provide an alternative path to water security to promote economic growth and human health. Kenya is grappling with the huge challenges of wastewater
  • 19 Dec 2011- 20:01 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times The Water Wise Women’s Initiative (WWWI) has trained 16 women from Southern Shuneh on ways to reduce water losses with a course on “Plumbing Services and Checking of Home Electrical Appliances.” The program was organized by the German
  • 19 Dec 2011- 12:17 by Local Press Report washington, dc Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is lending Argentina $400 million USD to improve living conditions for 280,000 residents in 70 poor urban settlements. The project comes under a conditional credit line
  • 13 Dec 2011- 12:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Experts have known for years that better sanitation helps improve human welfare and productivity. A new study on the economics of sanitation in the Philippines shows that payoffs from investments in latrines, septic tanks and sewers
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government is following international best practices to realign the water sector with devolved government structures before the 2012 general elections. Government officials revealed plans to harmonize taskforce recommendations
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DJIBOUTI Djibouti is negotiating for a $114 million USD loan with the European Union for construction of a 45,000 cubic meter/day desalination plant. The talks, launched earlier this month, include the request for support for construction of a 20
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The European Union has announced a new $3.1 million USD funding component to accelerate restoration of Kenya’s largest water tower, the Mau. The new funding will support a three-year intervention program that addresses rehabilitation of
  • 12 Dec 2011- 14:42 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Liberia Government The Liberian government has lifted customs duties on items exclusively used by the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation for its operations, including diesel fuel for water treatment plants; rotable and consumable spares to be
  • 8 Dec 2011- 13:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, PACHUCO DE SOTO The State Congress of Mexico’s Hidalgo State and Congressional committees in the state of Mexico (Edomex) have approved increased water rates in the states. Hidalgo State’s Congress unanimously approved rate increases of between 6