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  • 25 Jan 2019- 09:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has backed plans to increase the use of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation in the EU. New legislation sets minimum quality standards and sets out obligation for
  • 25 Jan 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya A UN Environment (UNEP) global assessment of environmental rule of law has found weak enforcement of laws to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies
  • 24 Oct 2018- 06:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Strasbourg, France Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) backed changes to the EU Drinking Water Directive this week to improve the quality of drinking water and access to it as well as provide better information for consumers. The Parliament backed
  • 17 Oct 2018- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Info BRUSSELS, Belgium Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues in shared water bodies. In a recent report
  • 7 Jul 2018- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A former Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has again criticized the agency’s management by Scott Pruitt, who resigned from his position as agency last week. Pruitt had kept his position for nearly 18 months
  • 31 Jan 2018- 06:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium European Commissioners are due January 31 to approve draft language showing willingness to mandate measures to increase access to drinking water including setting up and maintaining outdoor and indoor water taps in public spaces. Free
  • 7 Nov 2017- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US Isolated Action Day for Water World Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and Maintenance Oil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse Again Syria's
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report DELHI Futurism In India, the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, which have historically been considered sacred flowing bodies of water, were ruled by the Supreme Court to be “legal persons.” This protected them from damage or pollution, making the penalties for
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nearby Veladero mine. Members of the Jáchal No
  • 7 Oct 2016- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Eighty restoration projects will be carried out in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions by the end of the year, according to the Ukrainian Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons. Twenty
  • 26 Sep 2016- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has laid the groundwork to launch a $224.4 million USD European Investment Bank (EIB)-funded program in conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine. "At present, the path is open for the launch of the joint project

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