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  • 29 May 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YORK, United Kingdom Researchers have found antibiotic pollution exceeding globally established “safe” levels in the world's rivers by as much as 300 times in some instances. Scientists looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics that are considered to
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The Bangladeshi government has failed to adequately respond to the problem of arsenic contamination in rural drinking water sources, according to a report released on April 6th by international rights watchdog Human Rights Watch. The
  • 18 Mar 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India plans to build 20 water recycling plants along the Ganges River in order to treat all sewage before it enters the water body, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari announced. He did not say how much the
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
  • 9 Jun 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend offered assurances that there would be a resolution to the issue Teesta River water-sharing. “I assure you, we will find a resolution to Teesta water issue [based] on human principles,”
  • 28 May 2015- 15:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and
  • 28 May 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and
  • 27 May 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and
  • 21 May 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government will spend $3.13 billion over the next five years to clean up the Ganges River. The funding was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ganges) (NMCG). The
  • 13 May 2015- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUCKNOW, India The National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ganges) (NMCG) has launched a long-delayed $25 million USD project to build a sewage treatment plant at Ramana, in Uttar Pradesh state. The NMCG is the implementation wing of the government’s National
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHICAGO, IL, United States The world is facing rapidly deteriorating water quality in the next few decades, and one in three people will be at high risk of exposure to water pollution from nitrogen and phosphorous by 2050, according to a new study by
  • 3 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India In order to help fund to its major Ganges River clean-up program, the Indian government has promised to give a 100 percent tax deduction to those who contribute financially to the project. Presenting the annual budget for the new fiscal
  • 7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom 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. David Molden, Director General of the
  • 29 May 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week launched a new campaign to end open defecation and to increase access to improved sanitation facilities for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who currently lack them. “I am here to talk about
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Two European water innovators ultimately shared first place in last month’s EIP Water’s Got Talent contest. Candidate organizations pitched their innovations to the 500 attendees at November’s inaugural European Innovation Partnership

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