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  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged members of the Minsk-based Trilateral Contact Group on Eastern Ukraine to take urgent action to provide water supply in the Luhansk region. To avoid cut-offs affecting 600
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has said it will not allow the federal government to spend “a penny more” on cleaning up a polluted stretch of the Ganges in northern India. In a ruling issued on Novemer 16th, the court said some $293
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Water quality in China improved during the first nine months of this year, due in part to implementation of the government’s action plan for combating water pollution, according to Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Zhao Yingmin.
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 18 Nov 2016- 01:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIYUAN, China Twenty-nine percent of the surface water in Shanxi, China’s largest coal-producing province, is so polluted that it is unfit for human consumption, according to a report released this week by the Shanxi Environmental Protection Bureau.
  • 16 Nov 2016- 04:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The impact of extreme natural disasters is equivalent to a global $520 billion USD loss in annual consumption, and forces some 26 million people into poverty each year, a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for
  • 15 Nov 2016- 07:57 by Local Press Report TAPPAHANNOCK VA International Policy Digest The politicization of the vital shared source, fresh water, is threatening human and environmental well-being in South America, and may be jeopardizing the future of transboundary cooperation among regional actors.
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco A series of six audio-interview podcasts are being conducted around the current UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakesh, Morocco. The purpose is to inform and educate listeners about challenges facing global water resources.
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by Local Press Report KHARTOUM Relief Web In a meeting with an ad hoc parliamentary committee in Khartoum on Thursday, the former Minister of Urban Planning confirmed that 62 out of every 1,000 children in the country die from the consequences of drinking water “unfit for human
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government for moderate water supply, according to LPR Emergency Ministry head Sergey Ivanushkin. “From now on we will receive water from the
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by Local Press Report WAGENINGEN UPI A new study, published this week in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, is the first to examine the causes of Urmia's decline. The conclusion: both human impact and climate change are to blame. Wageningen Europe Asia Netherlands Lake
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report BENTO RODRIGUEZ Greenpeace International The millions of people affected by burst dam owned by the mining companies Samarco, Vale and BHP deserve justice. This tragedy also merits special scientific attention and Greenpeace Brazil and #RiodeGente have
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The Nigerian government this week launched the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) as part of its strategy to increase rural water supply and improve sanitation nationwide. Speaking in Abuja on November
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) have renewed ties to facilitate greater cooperation and collaboration in the effort to sustainably manage West Africa's
  • 9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Laos has submitted a new request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat to construct a dam on the Mekong, the MRC said in a statement this week. The Pak Beng Hydropower Project, a run-of-river project