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  • 19 Dec 2011- 12:17 by Local Press Report washington, dc Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is lending Argentina $400 million USD to improve living conditions for 280,000 residents in 70 poor urban settlements. The project comes under a conditional credit line
  • 11 Oct 2011- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh suffers economic losses of some $4.2 billion USD a year, or the equivalent of 6.3 percent of its 2007 GDP, due to poor sanitation, according to a new World Bank-administered Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 26 Sep 2011- 21:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The human right to clean, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, adopted by the United Nations last year, will need to be examined in the context not just of human needs but also of environmental needs, according to a
  • 25 Aug 2011- 09:46 by Local Press Report washington, dc News24 (South Africa) Human sewage is to blame for the white pox disease killing already endangered elkhorn coral, which live in waters off south Florida and the Bahamas, according to U.S. researchers. The researchers, whose report was
  • 9 Jun 2011- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Bacteria, parasites and viruses found in water kill or sicken millions of people every year, and security officials have long feared that reservoirs are effortless targets for a biological attack. Now European researchers involved in
  • 7 Jun 2011- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Bacteria, parasites and viruses found in water kill or sicken millions of people every year, and security officials have long feared that reservoirs are effortless targets for a biological attack. Now European researchers involved in
  • 6 Jun 2011- 14:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Bacteria, parasites and viruses found in water kill or sicken millions of people every year, and security officials have long feared that reservoirs are effortless targets for a biological attack. Now European researchers involved in
  • 2 May 2011- 15:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis mean the water industry globally will have to “do a lot more with a lot less,” according to Dan McCarthy, CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. The current
  • 2 May 2011- 15:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states  The latest Global Monitoring Report 2011 issued by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stresses the urgency of helping developing countries that have fallen behind in meeting their Millennium
  • 7 Apr 2011- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), held a hearing at the end of March on how climate change, which is causing a reduction in freshwater in the
  • 29 Mar 2011- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The new memorandum of understanding for cooperation on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects, signed on World Water Day (March 22) by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and World Bank Group President Robert
  • 15 Mar 2011- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states “There is no single country that is not facing problems” with ensuring all citizens the right to water and sanitation, UN Independent Expert on the right to water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque told the United
  • 14 Mar 2011- 15:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states There is no single country that is not facing problems” with ensuring all citizens the right to water and sanitation, UN Independent Expert on the right to water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque told the United States
  • 10 Mar 2011- 09:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states “There is no single country that is not facing problems” with ensuring all citizens the right to water and sanitation, UN Independent Expert on the right to water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque told the United

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