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11 May 2019 - 08:13 - OXFORD, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Info
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Kathryn Pharr and Alex Mauroner describe the embedded and often hidden costs of water in our daily lives. They offer up some tips for living more sustainably with the hope that individuals lessening their climate impacts and water footprints can make a huge difference collectively.
This OOSKAnews Voices column was first published May 7, 2019, by Global Water Forum. That original article, including references / footnotes can be dowloaded HERE.11 May 2019 - 08:35 - Milan - Local Press Report
Better processes are necessary for bringing clean water to the world, and researchers from Switzerland and Italy detail the advantages of progressive cleaning devices in their new research report.10 May 2019 - 07:19 - CHANGCHUN - Local Press Report
Medications excreted in the urine or dumped into the toilet can end up in the water supply, just like lotions or cosmetics that wash off the body and go down the sink or shower drain.10 May 2019 - 07:16 - NAIROBI - Local Press Report
Kenyan deputy president William Ruto on Wednesday said that climate change was to blame for shrinking water resources in the country.10 May 2019 - 07:21 - SAO PAOLO - Local Press Report
Eight former Brazilian environment ministers blasted new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and his administration in a letter on Wednesday, saying it is dismantling the country's environmental protections.10 May 2019 - 07:22 - KATHMANDU - Local Press Report
The South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF), in partnership with Tata Project Ltd of India, today launched a project named ‘Creating women-run enterprises for marketing safe drinking water’ in Nepal.10 May 2019 - 06:46 - GENEVA - Local Press Report
A month-old battle for Libya’s capital Tripoli risks causing an “exponential” rise in civilian casualties as well as outbreaks of deadly diseases including cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.8 May 2019 - 09:27 - The Hague - Local Press Report
The Dutch government last week called for “more and better [development] programming that is both conflict- and climate-sensitive”.8 May 2019 - 09:33 - LILONGWE - Local Press Report
The government of Malawi is set to commission the US 23$m Mulanje Water project which will be used to supply water to citizens of commercial of Blantrye, Southern Malawi.8 May 2019 - 09:33 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
The top environmental watchdog made public the water quality rankings of major cities across the country for the first time on Tuesday, hoping to pressure local governments to redouble their effort8 May 2019 - 09:33 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Beijing has started to build Asia's biggest reclaimed water wetland park in its southeastern part.8 May 2019 - 09:01 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The known extent of contamination of United States communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states are now known to be affected, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people.8 May 2019 - 08:20 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The High Court of Singapore has supported an appeal lodged by troubled environmental services company Hyflux, and rejected the request of seven bank lenders to place Hyflux and Hydrochem Singapore under judicial management. In addition, the court extended a debt moratorium from May 24 to May 29.8 May 2019 - 08:06 - ANTWERP, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The health of Lake Victoria's ecosystem in East Africa is under an increasing threat attributed to the decline in hippopotamus populations. A 20 percent decline in population due to poaching, habitat loss, and human conflict has been recorded between 1996 and 2004 and this reduction is expected to continue for the next 50 to 60 years with an estimated further reduction of another 30 percent. It has been observed that this decline will have an effect on the overall health of Lake Victoria and its ability to provide clean water for agricultural and marine purposes.8 May 2019 - 08:21 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber in young adults, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman S8 May 2019 - 08:38 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new technology breakthrough could make desalination processes less energy intensive and less expensive, engineers have claimed.8 May 2019 - 07:35 - KHARAGHPUR, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new study from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, examines the topic of economic development and fecal coliform pathogens in groundwater.
Using data gathered over three decades from the densely populated Indo-Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin across more than 200 districts, both rural and urban, and covering a population of about 400 million, the research made first-time observations of a significant reduction of fecal pathogen concentration in the spatially variable groundwater from 2002 to 2017.8 May 2019 - 07:52 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has confirmed its commitment to completing the Melamchi Drinking Water Project in the Kathmandu valley in central Nepal, extending the completion deadline date if necessary. This was the first such comment from a principal project participant since Italian construction firm Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, walked off the project in December 2018.7 May 2019 - 07:01 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
Russia’s floating nuclear power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov is now ready to start commercial operations in Russia, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has said, following a series of successf7 May 2019 - 07:01 - SYDNEY - Local Press Report
Water restrictions will be introduced in Sydney if drought conditions don't ease in the next three months, according a report on dwindling dam levels in New South Wales.