From 2014 to 2017, residents of Flint also suffered the third largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in U.S. history, with at least 87 people infected and 12 dead. Now, a new study adds support to the idea that a drop in chlorine levels in the water supply may have sparked the epidemic.
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Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) has initiated the pre-qualification process for developers to set up a new large independent water project (IWP) in Ghubra. The proposed water desalination plant will have a capacity to produce 300,000 cubic metres of water per day. Once completed, it could be the largest IWP in Oman.
Israeli bulldozers destroyed water lines that supplies tens of acres of Palestinian-owned lands in the northern Jordan Valley area. Moataz Basharat, a senior official who monitors Israeli settlement activities noted that the targeted Palestinian lands were recently recovered by its owners from the Israeli settlers following a decision that was announced by the Israeli Supreme Court in 2014.
Nationalising the water industry could cost taxpayers up to £90 billion, a cross-party think tank has claimed. The Social Market Foundation think-tank estimated the figure at the request of companies including Anglian Water, Severn Trent and South West Water.
The Ukrainian Defence Ministry warned on Monday a risk of suspension of water supplies in the eastern region of Donbas in southeastern Ukraine. The ministry blamed the independence insurgents for shelling the local water pumping station.
Torrential rain has caused floods and landslides in satellite cities around the Indonesian capital, with the authorities warning that floods could hit Jakarta late yesterday after being forced to open sluice gates on a major upstream reservoir. The authorities were forced to release water from a reservoir upstream in the city of Bogor as water levels prompted the highest alert.
Football’s governing body, FIFA, has announced that the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow has passed the BREEAM international certificate awarded to sustainable buildings. As the latest football World Cup inches closer, the main venue hosting the games has had to meet strict sustainability criteria.
Water use will be the most immediate environmental challenge after climate change for Pearl River Delta cities, with Hongkongers using twice as much per capita as the rest of the world, the Netherlands’ top representative for international water issues says.
A Cape Town desalination company has won a R5-billion contract for a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The contract to design‚ build and operate the plant was awarded to GrahamTek by The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)‚ which operates several water treatment plants across Saudi Arabia.
The Kyrgyz government plans to lay on a drinking water supply system in 653 villages, which requires about $ 432 mln, Deputy Prime Minister, Daiyr Kenekeev said at a meeting of the parliamentary faction Respublika Ata Jurt.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague ruled Friday that Costa Rica owns the north side of Isla Portillo and that Nicaragua must end its military presence in the area. The ruling also determined the marine borders between the two countries.
In the current week marking the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, 100 water and wastewater plans in urban and rural areas worth over 100 trillion rials ($2.1 billion) will come on stream, the energy minister said.
Farmers in northern Balkh province are concerned at inadequate snowfall this year, fearing that continued drought will damage their crops. In most parts of northern Afghanistan, including Balkh, the time for crop cultivation on rain-fed land is over, they say. More snowfall and rains are unlikely, the growers believe.
A call from 12 prominent scientists and economists for radical change to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been rejected by the basin authority. The group signed a declaration in Adelaide on Monday saying that billions of dollars spent so far had failed to achieve better water flows.
All Chinese cities at the county level or above will disclose safety conditions of drinking water this year as the country makes further efforts in curbing water pollution, the environmental minister said.
A large U.S. brewery is set to be built in Mexicali. While it may seem like an exciting venture, it has been causing quite the commotion.
Even as Karnataka gears up for state elections and even as the Tamil Nadu government teeters due to factional infighting, all eyes are on today's expected Supreme Court (SC) verdict on the decades-old festering dispute over the waters of the Cauvery river between the two states.
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) management was summoned by the Parliament over the water shortage which has hit the state over two weeks now.
Hydropower developers and representatives of the Mekong River Commission member countries met last week for the last time before finalising guidelines to mitigate the negative impacts of dam construction on the Mekong River, though conservationists expressed doubts about whether such guidelines would make a difference.
Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Thursday delivered his message in connection with World Wetlands Day being celebrated today (Friday). In his message, the minister said that the day is celebrated each year on February 2 to raise awareness about extremely valuable ecosystem that continue to be among the most threatened.