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  • 28 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) is asking the public to ensure proper management of surface and groundwater, since the country’s groundwater recharge capacity is depleting. Over 55 percent of Sri Lanka’s
  • 1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Drought has negatively affected more than 1.3 billion people and caused more than $53 billion USD in damages in the Asia-Pacific region over the past 30 years, Shamika Sirimanne, Director of the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) last week announced a new five-year strategy that will expand its research agenda and tackle global water challenges. “Water issues have never been as acute as they are today.
  • 21 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The World Bank is providing an extra $83 million USD to help Sri Lanka expand a program to improve safety at high-risk dams throughout the country. “Considering that water is a key natural resource that has to be managed efficiently,
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The News The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) says the provision of safe drinking water to citizens is a human right issue that needs attention by all stakeholders in the country.Charles B. Allen said unless clean
  • 4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Rapidly depleting groundwater levels in India and other parts of South Asia are forcing farmers to drill more and deeper borewells. As a result, more water now being pumped out than replenished through natural sources, participants
  • 24 Feb 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), is urging residents to curb water use and conserve the resource, as ongoing severe drought conditions have caused a significant drop in water levels in the country’s major
  • 10 Feb 2014- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka New research by Sri Lankan medical professionals has identified high amounts of the herbicide glyphosate as the culprit behind the high levels of chronic kidney disease in the country’s North Central province and other key rice
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Front Page Africa Delegates from Europe, America and Africa working in the WASH sector are holding a two day strategy WASH intervention meeting in Liberia. The meeting, according to a newsletter is intended to prepare and support organizations in
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The Informer A week-long integrity training for stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector--said to be rocked by rampant corruption--kicked off in Monrovia last week, bringing together about 30 participants from Gambia, Liberia
  • The Colombo-based International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage signed an agreement to improve septage management in the country.
  • Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billion USD every year.
  • Sri Lanka’s Water Supply and the Irrigation ministries are fighting each other over a proposal to tax the use of groundwater.
  • 12 Dec 2011- 14:42 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Liberia Government The Liberian government has lifted customs duties on items exclusively used by the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation for its operations, including diesel fuel for water treatment plants; rotable and consumable spares to be

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