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  • 20 May 2019 - 06:41 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have constructed a deep underground shaft to provide safe water to Rohingya refugees in Camp 12 at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where about one million displaced persons are located.

  • 20 May 2019 - 05:23 - ROME, Italy - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Sophisticated analyses of rainfall, temperatures, water availability and vegetation health point to the worse drought in years in Somalia. An estimated 2.2 million people or 18 percent of the population is facing sever hunger from July through September following poor harvests.

    special alert released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) May 15 indicates that current estimates of the food shortage is now expected to be 40 percent higher than estimates at the beginning of the year. This is due to late on-set and insufficient spring rains. It is also expected that the crops will not recover before the beginning of the dry season.

  • 20 May 2019 - 05:35 - MOGADISHU, Somalia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    National and international humanitarian aid agencies have called for immediate and robust response to the growing crisis in Somalia. “The number of people facing acute food shortages is increasing,

  • 20 May 2019 - 05:17 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    One of the key recommendations of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace ("A Matter of Survival", published 2017) is to introduce the Blue Peace framework into the functioning of international financial markets.

    A new report “Blue Peace in International Finance” connects various dots and brings together many different facets of the potential for blue innovation in international finance. It highlights new trends such as the consideration of the role of peace as well as inter-faith understanding in developing new approaches to international finance. It also explains the role of multilateral development banks, green bonds and other emerging instruments. The paper, prepared by think tank "Strategic Foresight Group" is a product of international consultations indifferent parts of the world, including Asia, Africa and Europe.

  • 19 May 2019 - 12:36 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report

    With water storage in dams dropping to a "critical" level, the Centre has issued a "drought advisory" to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them to us

  • 19 May 2019 - 12:36 - LUSAKA - Local Press Report

    Government and the European Investment Bank have signed a water and sanitation agreement worth 5 million euros for the Zambia Water and Sanitation Project.

  • 19 May 2019 - 12:35 - VALLETTA - Local Press Report

    Farmers with fields in the south of the island have complained about a sudden reduction in water for irrigation, which they say is the result of concurrent work on two reservoirs.

  • 19 May 2019 - 12:36 - GENEVA - Local Press Report

    UN Member States today called for increased investments in ecosystem-based solutions for disaster prevention.

  • 19 May 2019 - 11:00 - BERLIN, Germany - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    An intensive two-year period of interdisciplinary research across Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria has resulted in a comprehensive report, released on May 13, that examines the conflicts in the Lake Chad region and how climate change has created even more fragility in the region. The project was commissioned by the Group of Seven (G7) nations, consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • 18 May 2019 - 11:06 - BELEM, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A federal court in Brazil has lifted a production embargo on Norsk Hydro aluminum production activities at the Alunorte facility. Operations have been curtailed since May 2018 following an environmental event the previous February that contaminated the local Barcarena municipality's waters with bauxite residues. A tailings pond had overflowed from a deposit basin after heavy rainfall. As recently as October 2018, Norsk Hydro was considering shutting the facility down permanently, as reported in OOSKAnews.

  • 18 May 2019 - 09:22 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Big industries throughout Europe are lobbying for significant and devastating changes to the EU water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), according to a coalition of environmental organizations. Living Rivers Europe, five environmental and angling organisations, has sent a letter to the Environment Ministers of EU Member States ahead of meetings on May 20 and 21 of the EU Member States to discuss water related issues.

  • 18 May 2019 - 07:35 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new guide will help the hydropower industry to assess resilience to extreme weather events. The International Hydropower Association (IHA) guide is designed to inform all hydropower projects regardless of scale and geography, both greenfield and “upgrade” projects, addressing climate risk screening, data analysis, climate stress testing, climate risk management, and monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

  • 18 May 2019 - 06:37 - TUSCALOOSA AL, United States - OOSKAnews Info

    Using machine-learning based analysis, researchers have organized extreme floods in the continental United States into four groups based on atmospheric patterns that happen at the same time. Tropical moisture exports, tropical cyclones, low-pressure systems and melting snow are the primary patterns associated with extreme floods.

  • 18 May 2019 - 06:56 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Info

    A new assessmsnt of the Asia-Pacific Water and Wastewater Services sector to 2022 covers services delivered to municipal (government) and industrial (private) sectors and includes treatment, supply, management, and use of water and wastewater.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:57 - COPENHAGEN - Local Press Report

    There is a shared vision to achieve clean, non toxic seas but their contamination with synthetic substances as well as heavy metals continues to be a large-scale problem in Europe.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:53 - HONG KONG - Local Press Report

    Hong Kong lawmakers have unanimously endorsed a HK$7.7 billion (US$987 million) plan for the government to build a desalination plant that will meet 5 per cent of the city’s demand for drinking water.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:55 - JERUSALEM - Local Press Report

    Israel has received bids from three groups interested in building and operating a desalination plant that will supply more than a fifth of the country’s household water and help battle shortages that could arise from climate change.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - TEGUCIGALPA - Local Press Report

    The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) – Costa Rica’s water and sewerage utility and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) closed a US$111.3 million dollar loan agreement to partially finance an aqueduct and sewerage program for Atlantic and Pacific coastal areas.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - ABUJA - Local Press Report

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved $1 billion Chinese loan from Chinese EXIM Bank for the Gurara II Hydropower Project.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - HARARE - Local Press Report

    Zimbabwe has sold nearly 100 elephants to China and Dubai for a total price of $2.7 million over six years, the country’s wildlife agency said Wednesday, citing overpopulation. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo told AFP Zimbabwe’s elephants were overcrowding national parks, encroaching into human settlements, destroying crops and posing a risk to human life.


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