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  • 1 Apr 2019 - 11:13 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report

    Transnet SOC Ltd has given approval for further studies to be conducted into a Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant at the Port of Cape Town.

  • 1 Apr 2019 - 09:15 - BEIRA, Mozambique - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED APRIL 1

    The port city of Beira, Mozambique, has confirmed its first death from cholera, as the number of cases of the disease has jumped to 517 since Cyclone Idai hit March 14 severely damaging water systems. Cholera cases have risen dramatically since the first five cases were confirmed last week. Some 900,000 cholera vaccine doses were set to arrive April 1, according to the World Health Organisation.

  • 1 Apr 2019 - 08:13 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will make available $6 Billion USD under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) for loans in 2019. The loans, announced by agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler March 29, are available to public and private borrowers for drinking water, wastewater, drought mitigation and alternative water supply projects.

  • 1 Apr 2019 - 08:37 - CARACAS, Venezuela - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has blamed crippled infrastructure, little investment in the power grid and poor maintenance for repeated power outages in the country and announced 30 days of electricity rationing, commencing March 31. Part of the plan is to suspend school activities and to limit the work day to conclude at 2PM. Speaking on state television, Maduro said he had approved “a 30-day plan” to ration power, “with an emphasis on guaranteeing water service”.

  • 1 Apr 2019 - 07:59 - NEW HAVEN CT, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A United States federal judge has allowed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in 8 states to proceed against Nestle Waters North America. The claimants assert that Nestle deceived consumers by labelling its Poland Spring bottled water as being “100% Natural Spring Water.”

  • 1 Apr 2019 - 07:14 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The World Bank has announced a 30-day suspension of the Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Development Project on March 29, citing lack of construction progress and fiduciary control. During the hiatus, announced March 29, the bank will work with the Government to restructure the scope of the project, which was meant to benefit one of the poorest and least developed provinces in Pakistan.

  • 1 Apr 2019 - 07:06 - GRAND RAPIDS MI, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In an apparent about-face, US President Donald Trump has announced that the federal government will now spend “big money” on cleaning up the Great Lakes. The March 28 announcement, in the politically important state of Michigan, reversed three years of budget proposals from the President that either eliminated the funding or cut it by 90 percent.

  • 1 Apr 2019 - 06:55 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New research indicates that “improved” housing in sub-Sahan Africa has doubled between 2000 and 2015, with 23 percent of households having “improved water and sanitation, sufficient living area and durable construction”, per UN standards. State-of-the-art mapping technology provided researchers at Imperial College London and Oxford University the first accurate estimate of housing quality in the region.

  • 30 Mar 2019 - 06:51 - TOKYO - Local Press Report

    Bolted flange tanks at Fukushima Daiichi, which had previously leaked, are no longer in use.

  • 30 Mar 2019 - 06:51 - ROTTERDAM - Local Press Report

    GlobalGAP - the worldwide standard for good agricultural practices - has reported considerable demand from retailers for it to introduce audits and certification that covers environmental issues su

  • 30 Mar 2019 - 06:51 - SACRAMENTO CA - Local Press Report

    Turning the tables on California, the Trump administration sued Thursday to block the state’s ambitious plan to reallocate billions of gallons of river water to salmon and other struggling fish spe

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 14:06 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Vietnam Water and Environment Investment Corporation JSC (VIWASEEN) has been "debarred" by the World Bank (WB) for fraud with respect to the World Bank-financed Mekong Delta Water Resource Management for Rural Development Project and Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Project in Vietnam. VIWASEEN is a Vietnamese, state-owned, water and sewerage company.

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 14:12 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The European Parliament has agreed first steps to approve a plan to improve consumers’ trust in tap water. The proposal, a recast of the now-dated 1998 Drinking Water Directive, backs the principle of water access for all in the European Union (EU) and tightens the caps for most polluting substances found in tap water, including a 50 percent reduction in lead.

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 14:24 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED APRIL 1

    Troubled Singapore encironmental solutions company HyfluxLtd has defended itself against claims last week that key financial information had not been adequately disclosed. SM Investments, the Indonesian “white knight” consortium, suggested March 28 that Hyflux had not adequately disclosed key financial information and/or that such disclosure was unnecessarily delayed.

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 09:13 - KAMPALA - Local Press Report

    The government of Uganda has tasked Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) to speed up preparation activities to pave way for construction works of the Nyagak Mini-hydro Power Dam in

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 09:13 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    Thames Water has announced a £1 billion digital transformation project to revolutionize its business over the next five years.

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 09:13 - ATLANTA GA - Local Press Report

    Record flooding in the Midwest is now threatening the safety of more than a million private water wells.

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 09:13 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    Southeast Asia is often considered "a global hot spot for water crises", where clean water supplies and sanitation in many cities are fragmented and suffering from weak planning, monitoring, and in

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 09:13 - KHASAVYURT - Local Press Report

    More than 100 people have been hospitalized in Khasavyurt, a city in the Russian republic of Daghestan, with officials blaming the city’s water supply.

  • 28 Mar 2019 - 09:13 - DAMASCUS - Local Press Report

    President of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) Rafeq Saleh advised that Arab countries should develop plans for areas vulnerable to drought, salinity and water sca

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