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10 Jun 2019 - 07:26 - AJMAN - Local Press Report
Toxic chemicals are suspected to have caused the water contamination that led to several residents falling ill at a cluster of towers in Ajman over the weekend, even as residents continued to fall
10 Jun 2019 - 07:39 - KONYA - Local Press Report
Uncontrolled and negligent use of groundwater threaten the Konya Plain in the eponymous central Turkish province, which is known as the "grain silo" of Turkey for its vast wheat fields.
10 Jun 2019 - 07:39 - KUALA LUMPUR - Local Press Report
Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said on Sunday (Jun 9) the government is investigating allegations of water pollution after several Orang Asli deaths were reported in Kuala
10 Jun 2019 - 07:39 - KARACHI - Local Press Report
President Arif Alvi here on Sunday said a desalination plant with the capacity to treat 1100 to 1400 million gallons of water per day was a viable option to meet the challenge of water scarcity in
9 Jun 2019 - 09:00 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has launched its Third Environmental Performance Report (EPR) for Kazakhstan, assessing the country’s achievements in strengthening its environmental policy since 2008 and providing recommendations for future action to be taken.
9 Jun 2019 - 06:40 - OVERLAND PARK KS, United States - OOSKAnews Info
A survey of 430 participants across North American municipal, utility and technology sectors suggests that smarter infrastructure will become increasingly important in coping with threats to water supply.
9 Jun 2019 - 06:52 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Transboundary water relations in the Euphrates-Tigris basin have been marked with political confrontations among the riparian states, namely Turkey, Syria and Iraq, mainly due to uncoordinated construction, filling and operation of large-scale dams. Technical cooperation on dam safety has been a common concern for the three riparians but, due to challenges such as the US invasion of Iraq and the civil war in Syria, trilateral cooperation has not been possible. Bilaterally, however, government officials and water professionals from Turkey and Iraq have been looking to develop joint dams on their border.
5 Jun 2019 - 13:37 - GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY - Local Press Report
Scotland’s nature conservation agency last week painted an apocalyptic vision of a country devastated by the climate crisis, from polluted rivers to eroded peatlands and forests devoid of birds.
5 Jun 2019 - 13:37 - KINGSTON - Local Press Report
Arising from allegations that cesspool trucks are being retrofitted to take advantage of the boom in the delivery of drinking water in the Corporate Area, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corpo
5 Jun 2019 - 13:38 - REYKJAVIK - Local Press Report
A new campaign by Inspired by Iceland encourages tourists in Iceland to drink tap water instead of bottled water in an effort to cut down plastic use.
5 Jun 2019 - 13:39 - ROPAR - Local Press Report
Eighty-one buffaloes were washed away when the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) released water into the Sutlej river near Kalitran village here today.
5 Jun 2019 - 13:36 - LANSING MI - Local Press Report
Authorities seized the cellphone and hard drive of former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as part of their probe into the Flint water crisis.
5 Jun 2019 - 13:59 - DENVER CO, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Will Sarni, Founder and CEO of Water Foundry, emphasizes the importance of applying modern technology and engaging all stakeholders in the effort to address global water issues.Sarni is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has been a sustainability and water strategy advisor to multinationals, water technology companies and NGOs for his entire career. Sarni works with multinationals on corporate water strategies, water technology innovation and water market entry strategies. His work with water technology companies is as a strategy advisor and investor. He has authored numerous books and articles, and continues to present on subjects including the value of water, innovations in digital water technology, the circular economy, and the energy-water-food nexus. Will Sarni is a Board Member of a number corporations, projects, and NGOs with a broad range of technology, science, security, and finance initiatives.OOSKAnews Voices: Will Sarni
I have increasingly focused on water technology innovation over the past several years in addition to working with multi-nationals on water strategy (not limited to water stewardship). Working with water technology startups and investors has broadened my view of what needs to change to actually solve global water challenges.
A few of the many lessons I have learned through working with and investing in technology startups and working with innovative ecosystem programs are summarized below.
5 Jun 2019 - 11:16 - IRVINE CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Curtailment of essential water resources, as a consequence of a climate change-driven incident, would cause significant financial and societal hardship for up to at least 20 percent of the world’s population who live in stressed water basins.
5 Jun 2019 - 11:29 - BERKELEY CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Computer and environmental researchers in the United States are developing a computational tool that will allow groundwater and surface water managers to plan management of water resources more sustainably at watershed level.
5 Jun 2019 - 11:43 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) issued a renewed call June 4 for urgent support for people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia.
In May 2019 OOSKAnews reported on the release of a "Blue Peace Bulletin" by think-tank Strategic Foresight Group on water and violence in Somalia. [LINK TO THIS REPORT AND AN AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH THE BULLETIN'S LEAD AUTHOR CAN BE FOUND HERE].
5 Jun 2019 - 10:44 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products.
5 Jun 2019 - 10:54 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe.
3 Jun 2019 - 16:02 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fiscal sector, to develop financial sustainability, and to incorporate green growth principles into development planning in support of Laos’ transition to a more sustainable growth model, the World Bank said May 28.
3 Jun 2019 - 15:56 - BANGKOK, Thailand - OOSKAnews Correspondent
None of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be met by Asian countries by the 2030 target date, according to a new UN report.
The claim came at the launch of a 2019 SDG Progress Report at the 75th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) May 27.