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  • 12 Mar 2019 - 08:01 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Johor branch of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM, Malaysia United Indigenous Party), has appealed to Singaporeans to urge their government to review the existing water agreement between Malaysia and Singapore.

  • 12 Mar 2019 - 07:55 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved March 6 a $13.5 Million USD loan to Romania's Alba County Regional Water Company. When complete, Alba County, In Transylvania, will be in compliance with European Union (EU) water and wastewater directives.

  • 11 Mar 2019 - 05:59 - ABU DHABI - Local Press Report

    Gulf countries are considering a regional water grid on the lines of electricity grid to meet the growing demand for water, a senior official from Kuwait’s ministry of electricity and water said in

  • 11 Mar 2019 - 05:59 - OKUMA - Local Press Report

    Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive clean-up: 1 million tons of contaminated water must be stored, possibly for years, at the power p

  • 11 Mar 2019 - 05:59 - HARARE - Local Press Report

    Harare City Council says it is limiting running water to two days a week due to a drier-than-normal rainy season as criticism mounted over the move.

  • 11 Mar 2019 - 05:59 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report

    The World Bank has provided additional financing of 137 million dollars (about Rs 960 crore) for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) to rehabilitate and modernize over 220 selecte

  • 11 Mar 2019 - 05:59 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report

    China has agreed to drop a plan to clear rocky outcrops and islets in the upper reaches of the Mekong River over deep concerns from downstream countries, Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 11:38 - WINDHOEK - Local Press Report

    The City of Windhoek (CoW) said on Thursday that it will amend charges to clients by backdating higher water supply tariffs from 01 January 2019 instead of July last year after residents complained

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 11:27 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In the latest development in the saga of Singapore’s troubled Hyflux Ltd, the country's national water agency, PUB, has issued a notice of default regarding Hyflux’s inability to keep the corporation's flagship Tuaspring desalination plant “reliably operational” as required under a 25-year Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) that was signed in 2011.

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 11:12 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The United States Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that The World Bank Group and other international organizations can be sued in the US when international investments go wrong and damage the environment. The World Bank Group is the largest single investor in water projects globally.

    The Court issued a 7-1 decision in Jam v. International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group (WRG) February 27, ruling that international financial institutions, including various branches of the bank and other US-based organizations like the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), can be subject to lawsuits in cases where their investments in foreign development projects are alleged to have caused harm to local communities.

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 09:26 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A controversial gold mine in northern Tanzania has been instructed to halt waste water pollution by March 30 or be shut down by the country’s government. Tanzania Mining Minister Doto Biteko said Acacia needs to stop contaminated water seeping from a waste storage dam at the North Mara mine to nearby communities in the country's north, saying "The life of even one Tanzanian is worth more than their gold mining activities.” Acacia has blamed a "security incident" for the spillage.

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 08:38 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A group of US academics have proposed that the US and Mexico collaborate on a large scale energy, water, industry, and education park. The venture would be constructed along the nearly 2,000-mile arid and semi-arid mutual border and would benefits both sides, mitigating illegal immigration and providing an alternative to the proposed physical wall between the neighboring countries.

    "Future Energy, Water, Industry and Education Park (FEWIEP): A Secure and Permanent US- Mexico Border Solution" posits that the border corridor has extensive solar and wind resources but is very short in water supply. In a purported “win-win” proposal, the project features wind farms, solar farms and water desalination, providing numerous educational opportunities and jobs. $1.1 Billion USD in addition to US Department of Homeland Security appropriations is requested for establishing FEWIEP.

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 08:05 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Council of the European Union (EU) has adopted new rules updating quality standards of drinking water. A reviosion to the EU Drinking Water Directive responds to the first-ever successful European citizens' initiative “Right2Water”.

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 07:54 - CAPE TOWN, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The BNP Paribas Foundation, under its Climate Initiative program, is funding new research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to examine the human impact on global warming in the global South.

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 06:59 - FLORENCE - Local Press Report

    Italy could soon be forced to import olive oil to stem a dramatic decline in production, a climate scientist has warned, as extreme weather events wreak havoc with harvests and threaten a shortage

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 06:59 - BRUSSELS - Local Press Report

    In April 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that Greece violated EU law by failing to protect its waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (C-149/14).

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 06:59 - TEL AVIV - Local Press Report

    Israeli forces and the Israeli Civil Administration cut the water supply to 2,600 of Palestinians living in communities in Bardala village in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, yesterd

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 06:59 - BASRA - Local Press Report

    Water pollution continues to threaten the lives of residents of the Iraqi province of Basra.

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 06:59 - MAPUTO - Local Press Report

    Water shortages have forced the main banana producer in Maputo province, Bananalandia, to cut its production by 25 per cent.

  • 8 Mar 2019 - 06:59 - Dubai - Local Press Report

    Alpha Utilities, a Dubai-based firm owned by one of India’s wealthiest families, is in “advanced talks” to enter the lucrative water desalination market in Saudi Arabia, according to the director o

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