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  • 6 Feb 2020 - 06:25 - MANILA - Local Press Report

    House leaders said Sunday the entry of the Asian Development Bank in crafting a new concession agreement with the two water concessionaires―Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co.

  • 6 Feb 2020 - 05:57 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In a new assessment of the climate strategy of the mining industry, consultants McKinsey & Company warn that existing policies do not go far enough to have material effect on carbon emissions and that mining companies can expect to face increasing pressure from governments, investors and investors.

    The report also goes into some detail on water stress caused by mining activities, using its own database on copper, gold, iron ore, and zinc, and analysing water stress and flooding scenarios. McKinsey has found that 30-50 percent of global operations of these commodities are concentrated in regions where water stress is already “high”.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 11:45 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A February 2020 Blue Peace Bulletin from Indian think-tank Strategic Foresight Group examines tension between Pakistan and India over the Indus River, assesses the current situation and makes recommendations on how to build cooperation.

    Read Blue Peace Bulletin -- Water and Violence: The Indus HERE

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 10:21 - NAIVASHA, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has appealed a magistrate’s court's decision to acquit nine suspects who had been charged in causing the death of 48 people in May 2018 when a dam burst on the Patel farm in Solai, Nakuru County.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 10:46 - New York, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A January 2020 food security analysis conducted by three United Nations agencies has revealed that, despite “satisfactory” agricultural production, over 3.3 million people in the Central Sahel require immediate food assistance. It is feared that the situation may deteriorate and the agencies estimate that the number could rise to approximately 4.8 million this summer, if appropriate action is not taken urgently.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 09:15 - TOYKO, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of Japan briefed foreign embassy officials 3 February on an increasingly preferred method of disposal of treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. 28 diplomats representing 23 countries are reported to have attended the meeting.

    Further OOSKAnews coverage of Fukushima (186 Articles)

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 05:10 - WAGENINGEN, Netherlands - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    NGO Wetlands International has called for the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands to urge the Contracting Parties to the Convention to consider a more ambitious global biodiversity framework and to adopt priority measures to curb freshwater biodiversity loss.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 05:14 - CANBERRA, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new audit of the Australian government's Drought Community Program (DCP) Extension has found that the program has “limited ability” to target communities hardest hit by drought.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 05:26 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In 2018, over 17 million people were displaced from their homes, with over 90 percent fleeing weather and climate-related disasters according to The United Nations Office for Disaster Relief Reduction (UNODRR) which reported 3 February that while, for example, there were 1,600 recorded disasters, the real number is probably much higher.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 05:36 - BIARRITZ, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Cross-border water management project H2O Gurea announced 3 February the outcomes of a three-year project between France and Spain along the rivers Bidasoa, Nivelle and Urumea, a process that has shown excellent results including improved water quality, biodiversity preservation, and river and flood management.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 04:55 - DUBLIN - Local Press Report

    Drones could be dispatched across hundreds of remote Irish lakes to carry out legally required water testing too problematic for humans, experts believe.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 04:56 - MASERU - Local Press Report

    A Lesotho NGO is going after the Lesotho Highlands Water Project for allegedly bullying communities in Mokhotlong.

  • 5 Feb 2020 - 04:56 - HARARE - Local Press Report

    Irresponsible behaviour and political pressure to settle people on wetlands have contributed immensely to the pollution of the major source of Harare water, Lake Chivero, thereby affecting the supp

  • 3 Feb 2020 - 13:47 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    An annual assessment of global online media coverage of "underreported" humanitarian crises, many related to water challenges, indicates increasing linkage between such events and man-made climate change.

    Humanitarian agency CARE International launched its fourth such analysis 28 January, examining 40 disasters and conflicts that have affected at least a million people to determine which are the most under-reported.

  • 3 Feb 2020 - 08:03 - MANILA - Local Press Report

    The Razon group’s Prime Metroline Holdings Inc. has signed with the Ayala group’s Manila Water Co. Inc. a subscription agreement for the acquisition of a 25-percent stake in the latter.

  • 3 Feb 2020 - 08:05 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report

    The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) expects to finish its study of nine major flood-fighting plans for the lower Chao Phraya River basin this month.

  • 3 Feb 2020 - 08:04 - CHARLOTTESVILLE VA - Local Press Report

    Negative emissions technologies, which remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, could halt or even reverse the process of climate change.

  • 3 Feb 2020 - 08:01 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report

    Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, a Pakistani national, has won the Innovative Individual Award and Youth Award category in the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award.

  • 3 Feb 2020 - 07:50 - PORTLAND ME - Local Press Report

    Nearly 1,100 scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields from 92 countries have called on the governments and non-governmental organizations to "act now" to ensure globa

  • 3 Feb 2020 - 07:53 - MADRID - Local Press Report

    Spanish contractor ACS has withdrawn from the 10GW Inga 3 hydroelectric project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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