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  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank, international donors and the Haitian government were urged to include an emphasis on WASH in schools during a donors’ conference in Washington, DC this week aimed at stimulating financial aid for clean water,
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, part of the World Bank Group, began final hearings this week on a conflict between Australian mining company OceanaGold and the government of El Salvador. The
  • 18 Sep 2014- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International environmental organization The Nature Conservancy and CH2M HILL, an international consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management firm, this week announced a five-year collaboration aimed
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The private sector has a role to play in disaster preparedness and relief, but businesses have not been sufficiently integrated into the disaster system, according to a report released last week by the US Chamber of
  • 23 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States El Salvador, Honduras and Panama have an annual investment shortfall of $864 million USD that they need to fill in order to meet their national water and sanitation goals, according to a report from the Monitoring Country
  • 13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Glacier melt in the Himalayan Mountains has the potential to increase tensions between China, India and Pakistan-- all of which receive a significant portion of their freshwater from rivers that originate in the Himalayas,
  • 14 Apr 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Government ministers from developing countries and donor partners made 265 new commitments toward achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) during the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) 2014 High
  • 3 Apr 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week announced a series of measures aimed at improving the organization and helping it to better meet the needs of its clients. Included in these measures is a $100 billion USD increase in lending
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The discovery last month of vast groundwater reserves off the coasts of China, Australia, North America, Greenland, Suriname, Nigeria and South Africa, has raised hopes that these resources could offer a solution for water
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States As access to improved sanitation services like toilets increases, children perform better on cognitive achievement tests, according to a new World Bank study, released ahead of the first official UN World Toilet Day on
  • 25 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian government officials this week expressed support for shale gas exploration in the country, despite protests by residents of Vaslui County, where US oil giant Chevron has received a permit to drill an exploratory borehole.
  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Small rural communities may not have the resources available to operate and maintain their own water supply systems, and therefore may be better off entering into a partnership to provide those services and ensure the
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Much progress has been made towards reaching the commitments that countries, donors, civil society groups and multilateral organizations made during the second Sanitation and Water for All partnership's High Level
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Ten US congress members last week introduced new legislation that would make access to clean water and sanitation a priority in US-led development initiatives. Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) led

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