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  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHOENIX, AZ, United States In areas of the world that lack piped water supply, informal vendors can offer a way provide safe, affordable water, according to a new study from the Arizona State University and the Graduate Institute of International and
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FALMOUTH, MA, United States The Amazon region will experience more hydrological extremes, including more frequent and severe droughts, by 2100 as a result of climate change, according to new research from independent research institute the Woods Hole
  • 18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland Precipitation levels in the Central Andes region could decrease by nearly a third by the end of this century, a new study has found. In the study, “ Facing unprecedented drying of the Central Andes? Precipitation variability over the
  • 3 Feb 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Bolivia’s Ministry of Environment and Water last week reassured residents of the capital, La Paz, that its water supply is safe for human consumption. The ministry cited new results from the Bolivian Institute of Metrology (IBMETRO),
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Some 30 municipalities across the central Bolivian departments of Oruro, Santa Cruz and La Paz have declared drought emergencies, according to the Andean nation’s Civil Defense Ministry. According to Deputy Minister Óscar Cabrera, 16 of
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COCHABAMBA, Bolivia Bolivia’s Misicuni Company last week awarded four new contracts for the $128 million USD Misicuni Dam and multipurpose water project in the Cochabamba region. After a year of delays and the cancellation of the contract with CHM
  • 12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian government has pledged to continue investing in infrastructure projects that will improve potable water supply in the drought-stricken southeastern department of Tarija. According to Bolivia’s environment and water minister,
  • 30 Jan 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COCHABAMBA, Bolivia The government of Bolivia is seeking funds to support efforts to clean up the Rocha River basin in Cochabamba Department. The government plans to take out loans to finance construction of eight treatment plants, as part of the effort
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent POTOSI, Bolivia Bolivian state mining company COMIBOL has struck a deal with Chinese firm Jun Gie to take in 4.5 million tons of toxic waste generated from mining in Potosi department. Residents of Cantumarca, in Potosi, said toxic waste in the region
  • 3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Senate is once again considering the proposed Wetlands Protection Law, which aims to preserve high-altitude wetlands, which are under threat from glacier retreat, climate change and human activities such as mining. The law
  • 16 Aug 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COCHABAMBA, Bolivia Protesters in Bolivia’s Cochabamba region blocked the road to the site of the Misicuni Dam project, paralyzing construction work and shutting down water supply to the city. On August 12, FM Bolivia reported that dozens of farmers had
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • The governments of Bolivia, Chile and Peru have agreed to cooperate on management of Andean glaciers and water resources and projects mitigate the effects of climate change.