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  • 30 Oct 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SALTILLO, Mexico Environmental group Friends of the San Rodrigo River has released a statement warning of potential environmental damage after the Ministry of Energy and the Mexican Petroleum Institute gave economic and technical approval for a project
  • The World Water Council (WWC) on November 19 announced the appointment of Benedito Braga as the organization's new president, taking over from Loic Fauchon.
  • World Water Council (WWC) Vice President Benedito Braga is not among those who were disappointed in June's United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and the profile of water issues in the outcome international agreement document.
  • 20 Mar 2012- 12:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent France, MARSEILLE The 6th World Water Forum, which concluded on March 17, focused on promoting solutions to water challenges around the globe, as participants from governments, civil society and the private sector prepared messages for the upcoming Rio
  • Last week, France hosted two competing world water events, the official World Water Forum (WWF), convened every three years and heavily weighted to international companies along with governments, and across town the now-traditional Alternative World Water Forum, led by global NGOs. Critics call the WWF a “trade show for the water industry.”
  • 20 Mar 2012- 12:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent France, MARSEILLE The French government will contribute $13.2 million USD to a project to build a desalination plant in Gaza, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced on March 12 at the opening of the sixth World Water Forum. The $395 million USD
  • 8 Nov 2011- 13:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Exploitation of water and other natural resources threatens sustainable development globally and could worsen poverty in the least-developed nations of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • 4 Nov 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent France, MARSEILLE M embers of the World Water Council (WWC) elected their new Board of Governors, which will oversee and guide the council's work for the next three years. The election took place during the triennial General Assembly in Marseille on
  • 4 Nov 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent France, MARSEILLE Members of the World Water Council (WWC) elected their new Board of Governors, which will oversee and guide the council's work for the next three years. The election took place during the triennial General Assembly in Marseille on
  • 2 Nov 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent France, MARSEILLE Members of the World Water Council (WWC) elected their new Board of Governors, which will oversee and guide the council's work for the next three years. The election took place during the triennial General Assembly in Marseille on