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  • 4 Aug 2019- 09:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Copernicus Climate Change Program data indicates that July 2019 equalled, if not surpassed, the hottest month on record. June was also the hottest June on record. This is particularly
  • 28 Jul 2019- 09:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India Niranjana Menon, Research Analyst with international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was
  • 17 Jul 2019- 12:25 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live Lindiwe Sisulu, tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up the department of human settlements, water and sanitation, says SA's water sector requires urgent attention and more resources if it is to avoid an imminent collapse
  • 10 Jul 2019- 08:04 by OOSKAnews Info SASKATOON SK, Canada As a part of research about water security in the Prairie provinces of Canada, scientists from the University of Saskatchewan investigated how people cope with water problems or learn to share scarce resources, like water, gas, oil and
  • 19 Jun 2019- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHPLP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLUMBUS OH, United States Researchers have created first ever high-resolution maps of groundwater/ocean interface. The data will give coastal communities and conservationists key information on how to protect both drinking water and the sea. New
  • 5 Jun 2019- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) issued a  renewed call June 4 for urgent support for people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia. In May 2019 OOSKAnews reported on the release of a "Blue Peace
  • 20 May 2019- 05:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOGADISHU, Somalia National and international humanitarian aid agencies have called for immediate and robust response to the growing crisis in Somalia. “The number of people facing acute food shortages is increasing, but we are yet to see strong
  • 19 May 2019- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BERLIN, Germany An intensive two-year period of interdisciplinary research across Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria has resulted in a comprehensive report, released on May 13, that examines the conflicts in the Lake Chad region and how climate change
  • 6 May 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The
  • 7 May 2019- 07:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from
  • 5 May 2019- 12:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Multiple observational datasets and reconstructions using data from tree rings have confirmed that human activities were probably affecting the worldwide risk of droughts as early as the beginning of the twentieth century,
  • 23 Apr 2019- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JALALABAD, Afghanistan The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced April 23 the successful conclusion of a 3-day Jirga to resolve a 50-year dispute over water resources in the province of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanista. &quot
  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Approximately 25 percent of health care facilities globally lack basic water services while 20 percent have either unimproved toilets or no toilets at all. Only about 55 percent of facilities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have

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