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18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - QUETTA - Local Press Report
Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan Mirza Muhammad Irfan Baig on Thursday took notice of corruption in three water desalination plants costing more than Rs1 billion fo
18 Sep 2018 - 08:24 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Info
Japan's role as host to this year's IWA International Water Congress (16-21 September) is designed, in part, to send a global message to highlight the country as a home to important technologies fo
18 Sep 2018 - 08:52 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Zimbabwe Government is set to begin administering cholera vaccines in selected suburbs in coming weeks, as the death toll from the current disease outbreak passed 30.
18 Sep 2018 - 07:28 - CANBERRA, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Indian mining giant Adani's plan to build a 61 kilometer pipeline to pump up to 12.5 billion liters of water a year from a river in drought-stricken Queensland has come closer to realization after Australia’s Federal Government decided September 17 that the project did not need a full environmental impact assessment.
12 Sep 2018 - 10:03 - BRISBANE - Local Press Report
The Queensland environment department has launched an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Indian miner Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval.
12 Sep 2018 - 10:01 - TOBRUK - Local Press Report
An official at the desalination plant in Tobruk said that they had to reduce the amount of daily production of water to the half because of the lack of necessary chemical materials needed for opera
12 Sep 2018 - 10:01 - OXFORD - Local Press Report
The Central Asian state’s Tian Shan mountain range isn’t just home to shrinking glaciers. It’s also the site of an international mining operation.
12 Sep 2018 - 10:02 - NEW YORK - Local Press Report
Governments tend to focus on social and economic growth after a war ends, while environmental protections fall by the wayside.
12 Sep 2018 - 08:10 - ISPRA, Italy - OOSKAnews Info
Eating a meat-free diet (no fish or meat, and healthy oils from crops rather than animal fat) is the most effective way of containing the water footprint, according to a new study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Water footprint is defined by the JRC as the total volume of freshwater used to produce food consumed.
12 Sep 2018 - 07:00 - OSLO, Norway - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Norwegian giant Norsk Hydro has reached agreement with Brazilian authorities following February’s discharge of untreated water from the group's Alunorte alumina plant, the world’s largest.
"On September 5, Alunorte signed two agreements representing a milestone to resume normal operations at the alumina refinery in Para, Brazil," Norsk Hydro said in a statement.
12 Sep 2018 - 07:31 - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to the United Nations’ annual “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” report released September 11.
Climate variability affecting rainfall patterns and agricultural seasons, and climate extremes such as droughts and floods, are among the key drivers behind the rise in hunger, together with conflict and economic slowdowns, the report says.
11 Sep 2018 - 11:53 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
House and Senate Committee leaders yesterday announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation, which could be considered on the House floor la
11 Sep 2018 - 11:52 - LONDON - Local Press Report
Nine of the UK’s water companies have, along with 20 NGOs, joined together to create a set of “shared principles” to improve the health of the environment.
11 Sep 2018 - 11:54 - AMMAN - Local Press Report
The Jordanian and German governments on September 10 signed three financing agreements to support the water and education sectors in the Kingdom worth 115 million euros split between a new 20 milli
11 Sep 2018 - 11:49 - EVART - Local Press Report
For the first time, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is commenting on why the controversial Nestle water permit was approved.
11 Sep 2018 - 11:50 - GENEVA - Local Press Report
A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan - 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year - with over two million threatened by the effects of wat
11 Sep 2018 - 11:26 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Zimbabwe has declared a cholera emergency in the country’s capital Harare. The death toll from the disease has risen to 20 and another 2,000 people are infected, Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said September 11.
11 Sep 2018 - 10:07 - LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - OOSKAnews Info
The European Investment Bank (EIB) issued its first Sustainability Awareness Bond September 6. The $578 Million USD (EUR 500 Million) funding builds on the EIB’s pioneering role unlocking investment through green bonds, the development bank said.
11 Sep 2018 - 10:19 - ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The head of Ethiopia’s Federal Police Commission announced September 7 that the shooting death of Simegnew Bekele, who was found dead in his vehicle in Addis Ababa in July was a suicide. “The investigation (into the death of the project manager of the $4 Billion USD Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)) reveals that he used his own gun and killed himself", Zeynu Jamal said.
11 Sep 2018 - 10:42 - LAHORE, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has described the ongoing water crisis to be the biggest issue for the country.
In a televised address last week Imran said that he has been taking presentations in the last 2 weeks on issues faced by the country and said that a ministry would be formed which would work towards resolving the water crisis.