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  • 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
  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 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- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tegucigalpa, Honduras A court in Honduras has found seven men guilty of the murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Caceres who was shot dead in her home by gunmen in 2016 after receiving death threats for her opposition to the Aqua Zarca hydro
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD) has committed $8 Million USD to a Water Access and Development (WAAD) consortium working in Lebanon to support water and wastewater services across the country which
  • 14 Nov 2018- 09:48 by OOSKAnews Info Melbourne, Australia A multitude of biologically active pharmaceuticals contaminate surface waters globally, yet their presence in aquatic food webs remain largely unknown. A new study released in Science Daily on November 6 from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2018- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Ramon Blecua, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Iraq, canceled a number of meetings in the country last week after becoming ill after drinking contaminated water during a visit to the southern province of Basra, where up to 100,000
  • 1 Oct 2018- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for countries to make comprehensive policy shifts and invest more to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of universal sanitation coverage by 2030.  SDG 6.2 is &quot
  • 1 Oct 2018- 06:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al Jafari called on Turkey to cease damming the Tigris river in a September 28 speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Meantime, the number of people admitted to hospital in the city of Basra in southern
  • 30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report SANGHAR DAWN Scores of drought-stricken residents of Achhro Thar, an extended part of Thar proper, have demanded the Sindh government should immediately supply them water and fodder for their starving livestock and relief goods for the equally affected
  • 26 Sep 2018- 06:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States New analysis by US science advocacy organization the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) highlights significant health risks posed to military families and communities by per and poly fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), a
  • 19 Sep 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa Waterless technology that treats excrement on-site provides the health benefits of removal without the infrastructure costs of sewer and treatment plants and, at the same time, preserves valuable water resources, according to an
  • 11 Sep 2018- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tel Aviv, Israel Following August's leptospirosis outbreak in the Jordan River system in the Golan Heights region of northern Israel, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued September 7 a "Watch- Level 1, Practice Usual

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