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  • 18 Oct 2018 - 09:49 - AMMAN, Jordan - OOSKAnews Info

    Authorities in Jordan reportedly discovered this week that up to 36,000 cubic meters of municipal freshwater was being used for irrigation on certain private properties as part of the continuing cr

  • 18 Oct 2018 - 07:22 - LONDON, UK - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Chief Executive of the UK Environment Agency has warned that surface water is the country’s biggest flood risk because of the reach of surface water; because people don’t think of it as a risk; because urban, often poorer communities are most at risk; and because it is a growing risk because of population growth and movement, and climate change.

  • 17 Oct 2018 - 07:49 - JEDDAH - Local Press Report

    The National Water Company reduced the demand on water trucks in Jeddah by 20 percent.

  • 17 Oct 2018 - 07:55 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Info

    Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 17:20 - The Hague, Netherlands - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates have launched a new initiative, the “Global Commission on Adaptation” (GCA) in a move to address “risks associated with climate change—from floods and droughts to sea level rise and storms”.

    At an October 16 launch in The Hague Georgieva, Ki-moon and Gates all stressed the need to scale up and speed up adaptation, especially in light of last week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report that warned of imminent and unprecedented dangers to humans on a fast-warming planet.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 16:19 - TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced (October 15) two new loan facilities for Uzbekistan amounting to $232 Million USD for freshwater and energy efficiency initiatives. In completely different transactions, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced (October 16) its own initiative in Uzbekistan: a $580 Million USD investment to finance six water and power supply and district heating projects in the country.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 15:43 - WASHINGTON, DC, United States - OOSKAnews Info

    US President Donald Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act last week, creating a new foreign aid agency to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which was established in 1971 as a lending facility to encourage American companies to invest in developing countries. The new  "United States International Development Finance Corporation" (USIDFC) will have double OPIC's overall lending capacity,

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 13:15 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report

    Cape Town's water consumption rose to 546 million litres a day this week – up from 520 million last week and 511 million the week before.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 13:15 - GAZA CITY - Local Press Report

    With Gaza’s water system on the verge of “collapse” a humanitarian catastrophe looms, including potential epidemics. The consequences will reach far beyond Gaza’s borders.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 13:15 - NAROK - Local Press Report

    Conflict between the local community and a wildlife conservancy near the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve over lease agreement took a new turn yesterday after unknown assailants attacked the co

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 13:15 - KOBULETI - Local Press Report

    A court in Georgia has ordered local authorities in Kobuleti to provide water and sewage connections to a Muslim boarding school.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 13:15 - Khan Al-Ahmar - Local Press Report

    Khan Al-Ahmar was today once again flooded with waste water by illegal Israeli settlers, as Israeli army bulldozers stormed the village.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 13:15 - TOUDJA - Local Press Report

    The Algerian Water Authority (ADE) will provide drinking water to several municipalities in the Bejaia wilaya in the north of the country, thanks to a seawater desalination plant that will be built

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 13:15 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report

    Department of water and sanitation deputy director-general for national water resources infrastructure Zandile Makhathini has been suspended for refusing to allow other projects in the ministry to

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 09:03 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expanded on his election manifesto pledge to plant 10 billion trees in the country to counter climate change and to “change the weather patterns”.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 09:47 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Zimbabwe’s capital Harare is to seek a new $280 Million USD loan from Chinese investors for improvement of the city’s water networks in the wake of a cholera outbreak that has killed 54 and caused as many as 9,000 suspected cases across the country. An October 17 statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs indicated that the spread of the cholera outbreak which was declared by authorities September 6 was slowing.

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 08:05 - Tel Aviv, Israel - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A recent study by the RAND Corporation reports that water pollution accounts for more than a quarter of illnesses in the Gaza Strip and that more than 12 percent of child deaths up until four years ago was linked to gastrointestinal disorders due to water pollution. Since that time these numbers have continued to grow.

  • 15 Oct 2018 - 08:29 - CAIRO, Egypt - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told leaders of states participating in the inaugural Cairo Water Week (CWW) October 14 that water issues should not be politicized. “President Sisi stressed that Egypt strongly believes in cross-border cooperation and calls for not politicizing the water issues, especially amid the growing challenges facing the water sector worldwide,” according to a statement from Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi.

  • 14 Oct 2018 - 12:27 - MELBOURNE, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Residents of Stanley (pop 400) in Australia’s Victoria State have delivered a petition with more than 125,000 signatures to the Australian HQ of Japanese Asahi-Schweppes Beverages asking the brewin

  • 14 Oct 2018 - 11:56 - FLINT, MI - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The US Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Water Council has released a report examining the daunting challenges US cities face with replacing hundreds of thousands of miles of aging and failing pipes, which are the single costliest water and sewer capital investment.


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