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  • 31 Dec 2018 - 07:05 - BERKEL-ENSCHOT - Local Press Report

    The Cistercian monastery on the Dutch-Belgian border is the first brewery in western Europe to construct a plant-based water filtration system that avoids the current waste of seven liters of water

  • 31 Dec 2018 - 07:05 - PENRITH - Local Press Report

    Cumbrian farmers who planted willow for a Swedish paper mill say the crop kept floods at bay three years ago.

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - REYKJAVIK - Local Press Report

    Standing near a glacial stream in Iceland, you’ll see a reflection of the sky in the mirror-like water, interrupted by a few patches of black volcanic sand.

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report

    Academics warn that a dam newly approved for southern Nakhon Si Thammarat province will intensify conflicts between citizens and the authorities and destroy a bountiful forest ecosystem, while brin

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - IRKUTSK - Local Press Report

    A water company in the freezing Russian region of Siberia has imposed a public "toilet of shame" outside a tower block, to punish residents who don't pay their bills on time.

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - FOUNDIOUGNE - Local Press Report

    In the town of Foundiougne, in southern Senegal, black or sometimes bright orange water is spurting out of taps. The salty, brackish liquid can’t even be used to wash clothes or dishes.

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report

    When temperatures rise, lower-income households here use more water whereas higher-income households consume more electricity, a local study has found.

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - KABUL - Local Press Report

    From the Mayan Empire to modern-day Syria and Yemen, water insecurity has been a predominant cause of social distress, conflict, and crisis.

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - SAMBURU - Local Press Report

    Counties from the Ewaso Nyiro basin have commenced dialogue on efforts to conserve the dwindling Ewaso Nyiro River following massive human activity along it.

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report

    The Finance Ministry and the Budget Bureau have been ordered to find funding for state-initiated water management projects over the next five years, as the annual fiscal budget is unlikely to be su

  • 20 Dec 2018 - 12:33 - DUBAI - Local Press Report

    Utico, a leading private utility company in the UAE, said it has commissioned the largest sustainable trans-Emirate pipeline in the country, built at a cost of over $100 million.

  • 16 Dec 2018 - 11:37 - EDINBURGH, Scotland - OOSKAnews Info

    The sight of a sniffer dog in the arrivals area of an airport is not uncommon; the sight of a sniffer dog in the middle of a field in the more remote western Scotland is uncommon.

  • 16 Dec 2018 - 11:41 - DODOMA, Tanzania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    President John Magufuli of Tanzania has signed a deal for the construction of a hydro-electric power plant on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site, attracting criticism from environmental groups.

  • 16 Dec 2018 - 11:33 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A forty year success story of transboundary governance by Switzerland and France of the Genevois Aquifer ("Nappe du Genevois") was celebrated in Geneva November 29 with a one-day seminar "Shared Management of Resources: A Pioneer Experience on Water".

    This is Part One of an OOSKAnews Feature to mark the anniversary.

    A full audio interview with Alice Aureli, Chief of Groundwater Systems and Settlements Section, UNESCO Water Sciences Division, can be found here on YouTube.

    Lake Geneva and the Genevois Aquifer provide drinking water for nearly 700,000 inhabitants of the Franco-Genevese region. The aquifer, shared by the Swiss Canton of Geneva and France's Haute-Savois Department is jointly expolited through ten wells in Switzerland and four wells in France.

    In the 1960s and 1970s it was identified that the level of the aquifer had dropped because of large and uncoordinated pumping on both sides of the border, prompting consideration of technical solutions to overexploitation of the groundwater resources, to include artificial recharge of the aquifer during winter, when demand is lower, with water from the Arve River.

    An innovative artificial recharge system became operational in 1980 while, in parallel, organizational, administrative, financial, legal and political mechanisms have been deployed with an aim to achieve transboundary consensus on joint management and protection of the groundwater resources. The Genevois Aquifer is to date one of the few examples of an agreement for local level management of a transboundary aquifer.

    Since the artificial recharge system's inception, it has allowed an overall contribution of 300 million cubic meters of filtered water to the Genevois Aquifer. OOSKAnews caught up in Geneva with Alice Aureli, Chief of Groundwater Systems and Settlements Section, UNESCO Water Sciences Division. In this audio interview, Aureli describes the functions of UNESCO's International Hydrological Program and her Groundwater Systems and Settlements Section; the importance of groundwater resources as the planet's climate changes; the technical and governance challenges of shared, transboundary groundwater resources around the world; and the lessons that can be learned from the success story of the Genevois Aquifer.

    The full audio conversation with Alice Aureli is available here on YouTube.

    In a second interview to be transmitted in January, OOSKAnews will talk to Gabriel de los Cobos, Service of Geology Soil and Waste of the State of Geneva about the specific technical and governance challenges of the Genevois Aquifer, and the secrets of the forty year success story.

  • 16 Dec 2018 - 11:06 - WARRENTON, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    OOSKAnews will not publish its subscription-based email water news report "International Water Weekly" on Wednesday this week (December 19).

  • 16 Dec 2018 - 11:46 - WARRENTON VA, United States - OOSKAnews Info

    A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being used as routes for the entry of machinery and the outlet of minerals.

  • 14 Dec 2018 - 09:43 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed to mitigate health risks to streams that arise from mountaintop removal---a form of mining prevalent in 13 eastern US coal-mining states.

  • 14 Dec 2018 - 09:34 - NABLUS, Palestine - OOSKAnews Info

    The government of Israel has informed Palestinian landowners that a new 7-kilometer water pipeline is to be constructed between two illegal settlements in the northern portion of the West Bank.

  • 12 Dec 2018 - 10:36 - POTSDAM, Germany - OOSKAnews Info

    Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total.

  • 12 Dec 2018 - 10:28 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Info

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has approved a $125 Million USD grant for a drinking water supply system in Haiti’s north region. The project will include urban, periurban, and rural areas.

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