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13 May 2019 - 11:45 - TOKYO - Local Press Report
Plans are in place to increase water levels in reservoirs serving Tokyo and surrounding areas in a bid to meet demand during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
13 May 2019 - 11:40 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
If Pakistan continues to support cross-border terrorism, India will have no option but to take the "hard" decision of stopping its share of water of three common rivers, Water Resources Minister Ni
13 May 2019 - 11:41 - TRIPOLI - Local Press Report
The Man-made River Administration (MMRA) revealed in its annual report for 2018, published last Wednesday that the project has been exposed to 106 attacks during the year 2018.
13 May 2019 - 08:07 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The scale of the challenge inherent in sand and gravel extraction makes it one of the major sustainability challenges of the 21st century. A new report highlights that sand is one of the largest resources extracted and traded by volume, yet it is one of the least regulated activities in many regions as river deltas and coastlines erode, “sand mafias” thrive, and demand continues to grow.
13 May 2019 - 07:06 - SARAJEVO, Kosovo - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement with Kosovo to finance a new wastewater treatment plant in the city of Gjilan in the east of the country.
Proceeds of the $11 Million USD loan, announced May 9, will finance the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and rehabilitation and extension of the wastewater network in the city. The improvements in sanitation standards will also help reduce pollution in local rivers.
13 May 2019 - 07:17 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), in consultation with twenty leading investment vehicles, has launched a comprehensive investor guidance document to help assess how climate change and climate action could impact investor portfolios, globally.
13 May 2019 - 06:21 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
On the eve of the World Hydropower Congress in Paris, WWF and The Nature Conservancy have launched an assessment of how the renewable energy revolution can solve the world’s climate and energy challenge without further sacrificing free-flowing rivers.
Connected and Flowing: A renewable future for rivers, climate and people details existing power sector transformations and emphasizes new opportunities to achieve sustainable power systems.
12 May 2019 - 09:47 - VIENTIANE, Laos - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The World Bank has announced commitment to address mother and child malnutrition and to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in four northern provinces of Laos. A $27 Million USD commitment to the Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition Project will target poor households with direct cash transfers that are conditional upon adoption of improved health, nutrition, and hygiene practices. In particular, this support will benefit the well-being of children during the critical first three years of life.
An additional $25 Million USD will be directed to the Scaling-Up Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project to expand delivery of water supply and sanitation in the same villages. The focus is to tackle waterborne diseases that increase the risk of a child becoming malnourished. Part of the program is to strengthen the capacity of local authorities to monitor, evaluate, and provide technical support to communities to manage water supply and sustain good sanitation and hygiene practices.
12 May 2019 - 09:34 - LONDON - Local Press Report
Scientists in Cambridge plan to set up a research centre to develop new ways to repair the Earth's climate.
12 May 2019 - 09:36 - NUR-SULTAN - Local Press Report
Kazakhstan plans to examine Hungary’s experience in water treatment and loss prevention and incorporate those technologies into its own water management systems, according to Director of the Depart
12 May 2019 - 09:31 - HARARE - Local Press Report
The Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (Ucaz) has engaged Local Government minister July Moyo to push for consistent disbursement of foreign currency to buy water treatment chemicals.
12 May 2019 - 09:32 - WELLINGTON - Local Press Report
Government officials aggressively pursued a Chinese water bottling giant to invest in New Zealand, even while public opposition grew.
12 May 2019 - 09:33 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
China has made huge strides in water conservation with cities nationwide saving 6.5 billion cubic meters of water annually, up 62 percent from 2012 levels, official data showed.
12 May 2019 - 09:35 - CHENGGUAN - Local Press Report
Local authorities in North China's Shanxi Province are investigating the aluminum manufacturer amid a chemical liquid leak scandal, and relocating residents nearby.
12 May 2019 - 09:38 - NAIROBI - Local Press Report
In what is becoming a familiar trend in Kenya, a scandal in which a Chinese company blacklisted by six multilateral development banks (MDBs) was controversially awarded a $188 Million USD tender with significantly inflated costs has been unearthed.
12 May 2019 - 08:52 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Utico FZC, the largest private utility provider in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is set to rescue troubled Singapore environmental services company Hyflux Ltd with a cash injection of $293 Million USD. A binding agreement was announced May 12 with completion of the transaction expected by the end of the month.
Further OOSKAnews coverage of Hyflux Ltd. (95 articles)
Utico will provide interim funding and will engage with Public Utilities Board of Singapore (PUB) and retail investors to strike what is described by the UAE company as a win-win deal.
11 May 2019 - 12:22 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced the availability of $2.6 Billion USD in new funds for the State Revolving Funds (SRF) that are designated to assist states, tribes and territories to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.
11 May 2019 - 11:35 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Kingdom’s Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd, has launched a consultation on a major long-term strategy that calls for a new approach to ensure community resilience to the threat of flooding caused by climate change.
11 May 2019 - 11:46 - BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has committed $45.6 Million USD to its first single-country investment in the Caribbean to support the Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) project. GCF is a fund established within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.
11 May 2019 - 10:03 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), part of the World Bank Group, has launched a Sustainable Development Bond to raise awareness for the critical role that water and ocean resources play in development around the world.