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  • 27 Feb 2015 - 10:28 - BLANTYRE, Malawi - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Two people have died and 39 others have been sickened this week in a cholera outbreak in southern Malawi, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

  • 27 Feb 2015 - 10:28 - HAMILTON, ON, Canada - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Drinking water and sanitation provision and management are the “most critical ingredients for sustainability and development,” according to a new report from the United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

  • 27 Feb 2015 - 10:28 - SAO PAULO, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Some 8,000 protesters took to the streets of Sao Paulo on February 2 to demand an end to water rationing.

  • 27 Feb 2015 - 10:28 - SIMFEROPOL, Crimea - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Russian Foreign Ministry is establishing a special working group to deal with the issue of water supply to Crimea, Igor Vail, chairman of Crimea’s Committee for Water Economy and Melioration, said this week.

  • 27 Feb 2015 - 10:28 - AMMAN, Jordan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Israel and Jordan this week signed an “historic” $900 million USD water cooperation agreement that will provide drinking water to both nations and help save the shrinking Dead Sea using water transferred from the Red Sea.

  • 27 Feb 2015 - 10:28 - EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015.

  • 27 Feb 2015 - 10:28 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Aam Admi (People’s) Party announced this week that it will start fulfilling its campaign promise to provide 20,000 liters of free water per month to citizens in Delhi state.

  • 26 Feb 2015 - 09:46 - ACCRA, Ghana - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Ghanaian government has indefinitely postponed commissioning of the Teshie-Nungua desalination plant after local residents reported that water flowing through their taps is salty.

  • 26 Feb 2015 - 09:46 - MZUZU, Malawi - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Malawi’s Northern Region Water Board (NWRB) has decided to de-link the Ekwendeni trading center from the city of Mzuzu as a short-term measure to save water stored at the Lunyangwa Dam.

  • 26 Feb 2015 - 09:46 - DAMASCUS, Syria - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that a cholera outbreak is likely in Syria in the coming months due to poor water and sanitation access, which has plummeted as a result of the ongoing conflict.

  • 26 Feb 2015 - 09:46 - BUCARAMANGA, Colombia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Untreated wastewater from the Bucaramanga metropolitan area in Colombia’s northeastern Santander department is contaminating nearby rivers and destroying wildlife, an environmental NGO said this week.

  • 26 Feb 2015 - 09:46 - BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Three hundred ninety-six villages in Kyrgyzstan lack water supply networks altogether, and the networks in another 725 villages are in need of rehabilitation, a high-ranking Kyrgyz official said this week.

  • 26 Feb 2015 - 09:46 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, admitted this week that it had known since last April that radioactive water was leaking at the plant, but had not reported it until now.

  • 26 Feb 2015 - 09:46 - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Sri Lankan government has appointed an independent committee to carry out a full assessment of the $529 million USD Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project.

  • 25 Feb 2015 - 09:28 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Dr. Rajendra Pachauri has stepped down as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of sexual harassment allegations by a 29-year-old female researcher attached to his New Delhi-based think tank.

  • 25 Feb 2015 - 09:28 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The electronics, chemical, base metal, textile, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries are expected to be hardest hit when the Taiwanese government implements phase-two water rationing on February 26th, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has warned.

  • 25 Feb 2015 - 09:28 - BANGKOK, Thailand - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Thailand needs to reform irrigation and water resources management in order to effectively tackle the dual problems of flood and drought, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

  • 25 Feb 2015 - 09:28 - SANTIAGO, Chile - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Eighty-four percent of Chile’s water resources flow into the ocean and are lost, former Agriculture Minister Luis Mayol told reporters last week.

  • 25 Feb 2015 - 09:28 - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Sri Lanka’s leading apparel manufacturer, the Brandix Group, has launched an initiative to encourage its 30,000-plus employees to significantly cut down on water use in their workplaces. The initiative was launched ahead of World Water Day on March 22nd.

  • 25 Feb 2015 - 09:28 - ABAKALIKI, Nigeria - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A recent cholera outbreak has killed six people in southeastern Nigeria; eight other patients have been hospitalized and are in critical condition.

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