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  • 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
  • 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
  • 31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAVOS, Switzerland The world has made some progress in terms of access to drinking water and sanitation, but is faring less well at wastewater treatment, according to the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI). The report, put together by Yale
  • 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
  • It costs the world some $490 billion USD a year to combat land degradation, significantly more than what it would cost to prevent it, according to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which held its second Scientific Conference on desertification economics and sustainable land management in Bonn last week.
  • 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.
  • The biggest problem in water management, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas, is that “the world is playing games.”
  • 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
  • Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues.
  • 7 Feb 2011- 12:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues. The United
  • 4 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Sub-Saharan Africa could become the world's major producer of bio-energy by mid-century, and some investors are already setting the pace with investments in the region's biomass potential. With lush climates, generous rainy
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia suffers from "critical neglect" of its water and sanitation infrastructure despite government plans to spend more than $143 million USD on the sector through 2011, according to the head of a coalition demanding even
  • 10 Feb 2010- 15:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, a panel including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the issue of water scarcity now poses one of the greatest threats to health, safety, economic

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