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  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:13 by TWD Staff MUMBAI, India Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the
  • 21 Nov 2018- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Environment in Iraq have released results from the laboratory tests conducted on water samples related to the investigation of cause of  multiple fish
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report NEW HAVEN CT Yale Environment 360 Africa has long looked to fish farming to help feed its burgeoning human population. But scientists are warning that a new aquaculture push is introducing invasive species that could devastate such natural jewels as Lake
  • 19 Jun 2017- 06:05 by Local Press Report AMSTERDAM New Scientist Almost a quarter of the global population experiences significant decreases in water availability through human interventions on rivers, says Ted Veldkamp at Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Those interventions
  • 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 –
  • 1 Oct 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq There are now at least 533 recorded cases of cholera throughout Iraq, the Ministry of Health and Environment announced on September 30th. In a statement, the ministry also claimed no one had died in the outbreak, although officials had
  • 20 Jul 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Water and power supply have resumed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, after three weeks without water, according to UK-based watchdog group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The water shortages occurred after the Al Qaeda
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Perth-based miner Paladin Energy has come under fire from Malawian civil society organizations and traditional and religious leaders following its decision to discharge water from the tailings dam at its Kayelekera Uranium Mine into the
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 1 Oct 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The World Bank will provide some $11 billion USD to Pakistan over the next four years for water, irrigation and hydropower projects, including the Diamer-Bhasha and Dasu dams, as well as to support recovery efforts following
  • 9 Sep 2014- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi forces, with the help of US airstrikes, have taken back a wide area surrounding the strategic Haditha Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, according to government reports. Iraq still had control of the dam, and with the offensive
  • 29 Aug 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are again battling militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in the region near Iraq’s Mosul Dam. According to news network CNN, IS-- which is also known as ISIS or ISIL-- has posted a video that it claims
  • 22 Aug 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq The United Nations refugee agency sent a cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies to the city of Irbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on August 20th, as part of what  UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called “the
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi A number of legal experts in Malawi are saying that the long-awaited resolution to the country’s border dispute with neighboring Tanzania should be settled in courts, not by political mediators. Malawi and Tanzania had opted for
  • 13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Glacier melt in the Himalayan Mountains has the potential to increase tensions between China, India and Pakistan-- all of which receive a significant portion of their freshwater from rivers that originate in the Himalayas,

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