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  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:30 - RIYADH - Local Press Report

    Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli said that the new water law aims to conserve, develop, and protect water sources as well as to ensure their sustainability and management.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:32 - BRASILIA - Local Press Report

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday vetoed provisions of a law that obligated the federal government to provide drinking water, disinfectants, and a guarantee of hospital beds to indigenous communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:46 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New World Bank funding totalling $157 Million USD will be directed to the Malawi Watershed Services Improvement Project (MWASIP) that will restore degraded land and forest cover in order to improve availability and quality of water resources.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:19 - BAGHDAD - Local Press Report

    As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:22 - SOFIA - Local Press Report

    Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition said that on Thursday it launched a probe into an alleged abuse of a stronger bargaining position by the water utility company serving the Bulgarian capital Sofia - Sofiyska Voda.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:25 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    A total of 352 facilities, including fossil fuel companies, water treatment plants and schools, made use of the EPA's relaxation of Clean Water Act requirements.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:29 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report

    As the relationship between Canberra and Beijing sours, distrust of China and concerns about drought and water shortages have fuelled talk that China is buying up Australia’s water sources with malicious intent. Water first became a tradeable commodity in some parts of Australia in the 1980s, but over the years the market has grown into an industry worth A$3 billion (US$2.08 billion) a year – the largest of its kind in the world.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:34 - MARIUPOL - Local Press Report

    France will provide Mariupol with a EUR 64 million loan at 0.08% per annum for a project to provide the city with drinking water, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov has said.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:21 - KARIBA - Local Press Report

    The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has ordered Kariba Municipality to demolish all gardens that are located along waterways, the Lake Kariba shore and streambanks to prevent land degradation.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:23 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    Some parts of England will run out of water within the next 20 years unless "urgent action" is taken.

  • 14 Jul 2020 - 10:27 - CAIRO - Local Press Report

    The government of Egypt has announced that it will be putting aside US$2.8 billion for implementation of a five-year plan to construct 47 seawater desalination plants.

  • 9 Jul 2020 - 12:10 - RIYADH - Local Press Report

    Saudi Arabia has issued guidelines for the 1,000 or so pilgrims that will be allowed to perform the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca later this month, an experience that will be unlike any before because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 9 Jul 2020 - 12:04 - Edinburgh, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    OOSKAnews Talks Video Conversation HERE.

    Businesses face physical, reputational and regulatory risks driven by water, which will only increase with climate change. Understanding these risks and incorporating them into the business strategy is critical for companies to secure their license to operate as well as ensure business profitability. Business risk related to water is also critical for investors to make sound investment decisions. Companies and investors are increasingly concerned about the water risks faced by their operations, supply chains and investments – and looking for tools to help to assess these risks; a number are deployed and used, causing some confusion around both the concept of water risk assessment and the differences/similarities among these water tools.

    OOSKAnews' David Duncan talked to the co-authors of a new report that describes options available to decision-makers, and seeks to clarify possible confusion.

    Right tool for the right job: Tools & Approaches for Companies and Investors to Assess Water Risks & Shared Water Challenges compares the three leading corporate water tools – WBCSD’s India Water Tool, WWF’s Water Risk Filter, and the World Resources Institute (WRI) Aqueduct – and offers guidance on the approaches companies and investors should adopt to assess water risks and shared water challenges.

  • 9 Jul 2020 - 10:35 - MAPUTO - Local Press Report

    The Mozambican Ministry of Education has promised that no school will be allowed to reopen, if it does not possess a water supply.

  • 9 Jul 2020 - 10:37 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week.

  • 9 Jul 2020 - 09:21 - Damascus, Syria - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Degradation of oil facilities in conflict-torn northeast Syria has led to spillage of tens-of-thousands of barrels of oil into canals and creeks, contributing to persistent and extensive contamination of water and groundwater resources. A new report from Netherlands-based NGO PAX for Peace, A River of Death, released 1 July, examines pollution from a large oil storage facility that collected all the crude oil coming from the Suwaydiyah (also known as the Jazeera or Rmeilan) oil field.

  • 9 Jul 2020 - 08:13 - NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    At least 162 people died 2 July after heavy rains caused a landslide at a jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar, close to the Chinese border. About 30 meters of waste soil collapsed into a lake of mine wastewater, creating a large wave which hit those working at the perimeter of the lake.

  • 9 Jul 2020 - 07:36 - CORVALLIS OR, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new partnership between the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and The Resilience Shift aims to boost global efforts to accelerate a shift to more resilient infrastructure. The alliance will build on the partners’ respective desires to develop mechanisms to advance resilience implementation and the level of understanding around water and resilience more broadly.

  • 7 Jul 2020 - 09:17 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    UN-Water has announced the launch of a SDG 6 Global Action Framework designed to mobilise action across governments, civil society, private sector and the United Nations system. The objective of the framework is to align efforts, optimise financing and drive transformational change in capacity and governance.

  • 7 Jul 2020 - 09:42 - KYIV, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ongoing shelling in eastern Ukraine continues to disrupt vital water supplies and access to food and basic services, a 25 June assessment from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reports. Meantime movement restrictions due to COVID-19 have particularly affected thousands of already vulnerable and elderly populations.


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