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  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Most of Indonesia’s major rivers are heavily polluted, with domestic waste accounting for 60 percent of the pollution, according to Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya. “Of the 57 major rivers monitored for their water quality
  • 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
  • 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
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:16 by Local Press Report QUITO Food and Water Watch Both Ecuador and Jakarta, Indonesia have taken big steps recently to ensure access to water for their citizens. As part of the Water Law under negotiation in the National Assembly, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced the
  • 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.
  • 6 Nov 2012- 08:21 by Local Press Report JAKARTA The Jakarta Post The Jakarta administration is looking into the use of decomposer bacteria to treat polluted water in the city water bodies to see whether it can be an alternative way to provide potable water for the city. Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok
  • Ninety percent of factories in the village of Majalaya in the Citarum River area in West Java, Indonesia, lack efficient wastewater treatment systems, according to an August 28 report run by the French-language daily Le Temps. The Swiss paper branded the Citarum as the dirtiest river in the world.
  • 29 Feb 2012- 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Indonesia, JAKARTA Jakarta’s administration is ready to start building new water-processing plants after getting the green light from the Ciliwung and Cisadane Rivers Control Office earlier this month. The Indonesian capital was set to start on the new
  • 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
  • 13 Jun 2011- 23:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Sustainable management of forests is critical to health and survival of freshwater ecosystems that are facing multiple threats due to climate change and human activity. Investments aimed at expanding forest cover globally will therefore
  • 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
  • 10 Jan 2011- 15:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesi  Indonesian oil palm farmers and mining companies were rated the worst water polluters in the country for 2010 by environmental NGO Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi). These two sectors together polluted at least 57 out of 65

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