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4 Mar 2019 - 09:26 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Info
One year into implementation of China’s revised Water Pollution Prevention Law that targets the quality of the country’s lakes and rivers, Zhang Bo of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, has reported that “Water quality nationwide has improved steadily. The campaign had a good start in its first year.” But he also cautions that the country cannot relax its efforts.
4 Mar 2019 - 09:32 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Chinese meteorologists are blaming this year's El Nino for a recent spate unusually wet weather affecting the rice crop in southern China and increased air pollution in areas of the north, predicting that these conditions will last at least a few more weeks.
4 Mar 2019 - 08:39 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
In a first-of-its-kind meeting, representatives of the four countries sharing the Senegal-Mauitania aquifer met in in February in a transboundary collaboration to exchange the current state of knowledge on the complex system that supplies water to The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, and Senegal.
With an area of approximately 350,000 km2, the aquifer (ILLUSTRATION) is the largest in the Atlantic margin of Northwest Africa and the groundwater it contains is a strategic resource for sectoral and drinking water for an aggregate population of more than 24 million, including the cities of Dakar and Bissau.
The Geneva, Switzerland. meeting was significant in that it represented the first step towards enhanced cooperation, bringing together the four States as well as the main transboundary basin organizations of the region: the Senegal River Basin Development Organization and the Gambia River Development Organization. This level of participation by the basin organizations facilitated the exploration of institutional innovation avenues for their potential involvement in groundwater management in addition to their already existing surface water management mandate, according to a press release from the University of Geneva.
The group addressed several challenges such as the risks associated with salinization, various sources of pollution, and the impact of climate change on the variability of precipitation necessary for groundwater recharge. The discussions included active contributions from experts and technical and financial partners. The meeting facilitated an update on the current knowledge of the aquifer system, an exchange on its related management issues, and the identification of possible options for cooperation to promote the sustainable management and use of the aquifer.4 Mar 2019 - 08:18 - CADIZ VALLEY CA - Local Press Report
The landscape here is more Martian than Earthly, rust and tan plains that rise in the distance to form the Old Woman Mountains to the east and the Bristols and Marbles to the north and west.4 Mar 2019 - 08:18 - RISHON LEZION - Local Press Report
It might sound like a sophisticated magic trick or even a biblical story, but one Israeli company’s groundbreaking technology can create fresh drinking-quality water from nothing but plain air.4 Mar 2019 - 08:18 - TEHRAN - Local Press Report
Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardekanian said his organization has come up with a joint plan with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to carry out cloud seeding projects across the country.4 Mar 2019 - 08:18 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
China saw improving efficiency in water consumption last year, as the country called for intensive and sustainable development. In 2018, China's water consumption per 10,000 yuan (about 1,491 U.S.4 Mar 2019 - 08:18 - LILONGWE CITY - Local Press Report
Malawi Homeless People's Federation (MHPF) has lashed out at the government and water boards, accusing them of violating their right to water.4 Mar 2019 - 08:18 - BULAWAYO - Local Press Report
Government has floated an international tender for the construction of 19 major water infrastructure facilities, including dams and water purification structures to enhance agricultural production4 Mar 2019 - 08:18 - RIYADH - Local Press Report
ACWA Power, a leading developer, owner and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, said its consortium with Saudi Brothers Commercial Company (SBCC), has signed senior financing2 Mar 2019 - 12:00 - CAPE TOWN, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on development partners to amplify their support for implementation of sanitation programs that would enhance delivery of Africa’s promise to the continent.2 Mar 2019 - 11:19 - PORTO-NOVO - Local Press Report
The Beninese National Agency for drinking water in rural areas (ANAEPMR) announced that it has awarded a supply and installation contract to the joint-venture composed of the companies FORAG SA (Co2 Mar 2019 - 11:19 - MANILA - Local Press Report
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. has secured an P8.7 billion loan to finance its acquisition of 18.7 percent stake in Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Public Co. Ltd.2 Mar 2019 - 11:19 - PRISTINA - Local Press Report
Hundreds of new hydropower projects are planned in the Western Balkans, as investors sought to take advantage of the huge and relatively untapped water resources in the region.2 Mar 2019 - 11:19 - NAIROBI - Local Press Report
Water Cabinet Secretary (CS) Simon Chelugui has denied reports that taxpayers stand to lose billions in the latest cash cow for tenderpreneurs that involves construction of mega dams.2 Mar 2019 - 11:19 - ULAN BATOR - Local Press Report
A groundbreaking ceremony was held here on February 28 to build a China-aided waste water treatment plant.2 Mar 2019 - 11:19 - NORTH WALES PA - Local Press Report
Many scientists and crop researchers see genetically engineered crops and animals as key to the continent’s hopes for coping with climate change, going forward.2 Mar 2019 - 11:19 - LIMA - Local Press Report
During the past 70 years, Peruvian engineers virtually eliminated the risks posed by glacial lake floods. But climate change and a political blind eye are increasing the dangers once again.2 Mar 2019 - 11:35 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the government of Jordan have signed a $74 Million USD loan to finance the improvement of water supply systems in the Jordan valley, as well as a wastewater treatment network.2 Mar 2019 - 08:00 - NIAMEY, Niger - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Eleven countiris of the Sahel region, Niger, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Sudan, Mali, Benin, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ivory Coast and Mauritania, have committed a budget of approximately $400 Billion USD through 2030 to address chronic climate change-related challenges.