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  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 19 Feb 2019- 06:44 by Local Press Report GAZA CITY Duke University Israel’s targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the
  • 12 Feb 2019- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research by UK think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) describes mainstream political and policy debates as having failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage,
  • 11 Feb 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States Independent analyses by NASA and the US National Oceanographic and Atomospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed that 2018 was the fourth warmest year since 1880. According to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for
  • 6 Feb 2019- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLAND, Switzerland Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective clarbon sinks on our planet". Urrego
  • 3 Feb 2019- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States "Climate hazards such as extreme weather, higher temperatures, droughts, floods, wildfires, storms, sea level rise, soil degradation, and acidifying oceans are intensifying, threatening infrastructure, health, and water
  • 30 Jan 2019- 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAXENBURG, Austria New research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), seeking confirmation of casual links between climate conditions and migration indicates that in specific circumstances, climate conditions can lead to
  • 28 Jan 2019- 07:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARDIFF, United Kingdom New research suggests that future generations could be faced with an environmental “time bomb” as it could take up to 100 years for groundwater systems to respond to climate change. "Global patterns and dynamics of climate
  • 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
  • 21 Jan 2019- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A new report by the US Government’s General Accountability Office (GAO) criticizes actions of the administration of President Donald J Trump which, by rescinding Obama-era executive orders and strategies, have reduced the
  • 15 Jan 2019- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, Canada A new United Nations report calls into question the advisability of relying on desalination because of the high levels of brine produced. According to a new report from the United Nations University, there are 16,000 desalination plants
  • 3 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research describes how climate-change-related extreme weather events in 2018 affected every populated continent causing injury and displacement of millions and costing billions of dollars. The report, released by Christian Aid
  • 11 Dec 2018- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATOWICE, Poland OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance
  • 6 Dec 2018- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATOWICE, Poland The Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) has unanimously elected Loïc Fauchon as its new president, succeding Brazilian Benedito Braga. Fauchon was previously WWC president from 2005 to 2012, and has now been re-elected in
  • 4 Dec 2018- 08:54 by OOSKAnews Info NEW YORK NY, United States The UN Human Security Unit (HSU), in cooperation with Uzbekistan, Japan, Nigeria and Norway, has launched a "Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund" (MPHSTF) for the Aral Sea Region. The initiative marks a “new chapter for

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