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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business
  • 26 Jul 2019- 11:01 by Local Press Report TOKYO Space Daily Japan's astronauts could be drinking water distilled from their own urine in the near future, thanks to the latest innovation from Japan's space agency. Satoshi Matsumoto of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the
  • 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
  • 3 Jun 2019- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fiscal sector, to develop financial
  • 5 May 2019- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NADI, Fiji Asian Development Bank launched an Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region at its Annual Meeting on May 2 in Fiji. The purpose of the $5 Billion USD funding in the initiative is to expand
  • 30 Apr 2019- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $100 Million USD to establish an Emergency Recovery Fund to begin reconstruction efforts in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which struck southern Africa
  • 7 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Ninety-six institutional investors, representing $10.3 Trillion USD in assets under management, have sent an urgent letter to 683 listed mining companies requesting full disclosure on tailings storage facilities under their control
  • 22 Feb 2019- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed that a quarter of all European Union (EU) spending should be directed to mitigation of climate change. Juncker was responding February 22 to Swedish teenager Greta
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN News24 The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) intervention at the severely polluted Vaal River has received a whopping R240m cash injection, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Wednesday. However, there is still a
  • 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
  • 3 Feb 2019- 10:27 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard An international summit on the human rights to water has called on the Nigerian government and other governments in Africa to reject the purported water privatisation projects designed by the World Bank and its corporate partners. The summit
  • 25 Jan 2019- 06:52 by Local Press Report AMSTERDAM Pensions and Investments Water shortages, raw material scarcity and human rights controversies pose risks to the Dutch financial sector, said a report by De Nederlandsche Bank. Regarding water-related equity investments, the report said the Dutch
  • 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
  • 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

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