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  • 22 Jul 2019 - 08:02 - PETALING JAYA - Local Press Report

    A diesel pollutant detected in Sungai Selangor in the Malaysian state of Selangor forced the shutdown of four water treatment plants on Sunday (July 21), affecting consumers in the Klang Valley, on

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 08:24 - AMMAN, Jordan - OOSKAnews Info

    UNICEF has reported that eight water facilities in Al-Ma’ra district, southern Idlib, (northwest Syria) have come under attack in the past two months alone, three of which are UNICEF-supported. The facilities provide drinking water for nearly 250,000 people in the area.

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 07:19 - BANGKOK, Thailand - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has admitted that the Thai government can not directly mitigate the recent drop in Mekong River water levels, but looked to the resumption of upstream dam discharge to replenish water levels "soon".

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 07:52 - BRASILIA, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged by mining giant Vale SA was aware of instability of the tailings and that the dam was vulnerable.

    Investigators and prosecutors have confirmed that the German consulting firm, Tuev Sued, is not co-operating with their investigations into the January 2019 disaster in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, and that progress has been hampered.

    According to the BBC, emails show that Tuevv Suedd's own analysis of dam safety initially indicate some failure to meet official requirements.

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 07:26 - LONDON - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) of England and Wales has announced a sweeping price review for 14 of the 17 water companies it regulates. The plan demands improvement in the environment and services for customers and calls for major new capital investment of approximately $15 Billion USD over the next five years as well as a reduction in customer bills.

  • 21 Jul 2019 - 12:23 - LIMA, Peru - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Over 400 police have been sent to the Tambo River Valley in Peru in order to contain the continuation of protests against the Tia Maria copper mine. Farmers in Peru’s Islay Province have declared strikes and initiated protests against US company Southern Copper’s (SCCO) $1.4 Billion USD Tia Maria mining project. Hundreds of farmers last week blocked the Panamerican Highway, and local transport services have been affected.

  • 21 Jul 2019 - 12:34 - ROME, Italy - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFA)) has issued a grim first report on progress towards achieving four critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with respect to eradicating hunger, providing access to sanitation, and conserving marine and land resources (Goals 4, 6, 14 and 15, respectively).

  • 21 Jul 2019 - 11:56 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) facility is to receive $218 Million USD in financing from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support wastewater infrastructure upgrades in the San Francisco Bay area in California, United States.

  • 19 Jul 2019 - 13:11 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    Huge swarms of flying ants in the south of England have appeared on a weather forecast map looking like rain.

  • 19 Jul 2019 - 13:13 - CHAMONIX - Local Press Report

    Spotted and photographed by mountaineer Bryan Mestre on June 28, the lake formed at the base of the Dent du Géant mountain in the Mont Blanc massif and the Aiguilles Marbrées peak at around 3,400 m

  • 19 Jul 2019 - 13:15 - WINDHOEK - Local Press Report

    NamWater needs N$12.7 billion over the next five years to develop new water schemes and to rehabilitate aging infrastructures in Namibia.

  • 19 Jul 2019 - 13:16 - LISBON - Local Press Report

    Drought is affecting over 90% of Portugal however plans for contingency measures to be put in place have been dismissed as water saving campaigns begin.

  • 19 Jul 2019 - 13:10 - SAN ANTONIO TX - Local Press Report

    Independent energy producer Remnant Oil Co has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, blaming in part a 2017 order by New Mexico’s land commissioner that left it unable to inject fresh water i

  • 19 Jul 2019 - 13:12 - HELSINKI - Local Press Report

    Moomin Characters Ltd, the limited liability company that controls the image and licensing rights of the Moomin characters, plans to raise one million euros next year to protect the Baltic Sea.

  • 18 Jul 2019 - 07:19 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Water use restrictions are in place in much of France as drought hits crisis level in much of the country. France has suffered from lack of rainfall since last summer, compounded by an unprecedented recent heatwave with temperatures hitting record highs at the end of June 2019.

  • 17 Jul 2019 - 12:18 - TIPTREE - Local Press Report

    A jam factory that supplies the Queen has caused problems with water pressure on a newly-built neighbouring estate, families living there have claimed.

  • 17 Jul 2019 - 12:23 - MASHAD - Local Press Report

    On Sunday, July 14, 2019, the residents of Hemat Abad, located in the suburbs of the 3rd district of Mashhad, northeast Iran, protested over the shortage of potable water and its low quality, which

  • 17 Jul 2019 - 12:24 - NOIDA - Local Press Report

    Flagship government schemes related to water infrastructure have a potential of drawing a capex of $270 billion (Rs 18.9 lakh crore) over the next few years, according to BofAML.

  • 17 Jul 2019 - 12:25 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report

    Lindiwe Sisulu, tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up the department of human settlements, water and sanitation, says SA's water sector requires urgent attention and more resources if it

  • 17 Jul 2019 - 10:01 - MEMPHIS TN - Local Press Report

    A Tennessee police department is warning residents to stop flushing drugs down their toilet and sinks out of fear they could create "meth gators." The police posted the warning to Facebook on Satur

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