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  • 20 Dec 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent POTSDAM, Germany Global climate change will likely put 40 percent more people at risk of water scarcity than would have happened if the planet were not warming, according to a new study from Germany's Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • 20 Dec 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN BATOR, Mongolia Mongolia has taken steps to join the Global Water Partnership (GWP), an international network that works to foster integrated water resources management. The Mongolian Water Partnership late last week decided it would formally apply
  • 20 Dec 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly convened an extraordinary session on December 11 to discuss revisions to the country's proposed new water law. Ultimately, the revisions were withdrawn following a particularly contentious
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The Legislative Assembly of the Federal District in Mexico has approved changes to the Commercial Establishments law. Now, restaurants can no longer charge customers for water, and if they do they must pay fines of between 25 and 125
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHANDIGARH, India The government of India’s Haryana state this week presented details of a proposed bill on groundwater conservation and protection. The bill was discussed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court at a hearing on a petition filed in the
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has resumed shale gas exploration activities in the Romanian village of Pungesti in the wake of clashes between gendarmes and protesters made up of local residents and environmentalists who fear that hydraulic
  • 11 Dec 2013- 09:54 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE The Times of Central Asia The Government of Japan will start providing assistance for new projects that aim at improving conditions of the various sectors in the Republic of Tajikistan, Japan embassy in Dushanbe says. These projects are fully funded
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Two European water innovators ultimately shared first place in last month’s EIP Water’s Got Talent contest. Candidate organizations pitched their innovations to the 500 attendees at November’s inaugural European Innovation Partnership
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The First Chamber of Mexico's Supreme Court last week ordered that the Yaqui tribe be given a hearing before the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) and Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Central America and the Dominican Republic must invest in sanitation systems in order to reduce water contamination, according to a recent study by the San Salvador-based Central American Integration System (SICA). "The
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The would will need 70 percent more food, measured by calories, to feed its growing population of an estimated 9.6 billion in 2050, according to a new report released last week by the World Resources Institute (WRI), United
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has asked India to withdraw its troops from Siachen, a disputed Himalayan glacier in the Jammu & Kashmir region on which both countries have built up a strong military presence over the past three decades.
  • 6 Dec 2013- 09:33 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Inter-American Development Bank Trinidad and Tobago will minimize impacts from the lack of, or insufficient, urban drainage infrastructure in critical areas of the city of Port of Spain (POS) through a US$120 million loan from the Inter-American
  • 6 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) Regional Bureau of the Arab States (RBAS) on November 28 released a new report emphasizing the urgency of the Arab water crisis and suggesting future efforts to control and