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  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch this week criticized the World Bank for not doing enough to protect people who object to projects it funds against intimidation, threats and harassment by their governments.
  • 1 Apr 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. Neil Coles, Winthrop Research Professor at
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • First in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
  • Minimizing production of wastewater and then reusing what is generated are two equally important steps toward enhancing human water security, according to the new studyby US, Australian and South African researchers, published in the journal Science on August 10.
  • 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)
  • 9 Jun 2011- 15:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Canada, QUEBEC CITY “International water leadership is virtually nonexistent,” the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government said in a statement issued following the group’s annual meeting in Canada at the end of May. As a result, the
  • 7 Jun 2011- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Canada, QUEBEC CITY “International water leadership is virtually nonexistent,” the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government said in a statement issued following the group’s annual meeting in Canada at the end of May. As a result, the
  • 6 Jun 2011- 14:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Canada, QUEBEC CITY “International water leadership is virtually nonexistent,” the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government said in a statement issued following the group’s annual meeting in Canada at the end of May. As a result, the
  • 2 Feb 2011- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Haiti on January 30, where she discussed earthquake recovery, the cholera epidemic and the November presidential elections. After all her meetings, the Secretary announced that
  • 5 May 2010- 16:02 by Local Press Report washington, dc, Mexico, MEXICO CITY Al Jazeera (Qatar) Two human rights activists were killed last week when a paramilitary group attacked an aid convoy carrying food and water to a blockaded breakaway region in southern Mexico's Oaxaca state. At least
  • 19 Apr 2010- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Cambodia's water access will become dependent on China's dam releases if the Upper Mekong River dams are constructed as proposed, according to a new report by the Washington-based Henry L. Stimson Center. There