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  • 24 Jul 2019 - 08:47 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new WWF assessment paper describes mismanagement of water resources across Europe as exacerbating anticipated droughts, calling for European Union (EU) Member State governments to take emergency measures to tackle droughts, mostly caused by climate change.

  • 23 Jul 2019 - 11:00 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New legislation proposed by US Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris would establish a $10 Billion USD program to allow states to offset the cost of water bills in low-income communities and environmentally at-risk households. Harris’ plan is designed to ensure all Americans, particularly those in at-risk communities, have access to safe, affordable drinking water.

  • 23 Jul 2019 - 10:08 - BAGHDAD, Iraq - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A new report from international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes last year’s hospitalization of 118,000 and associated violent protests in Basra, Iraq, as attributable to corruption and mismanagement of access to safe drinking water.

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 08:01 - PARIS - Local Press Report

    As France faces a scorching new heatwave this week, Paris authorities have urged residents to keep calm and carry on drinking tap water after rumours spread that the capital’s water supplies had been contaminated with harmful levels of the radioactive isotope tritium.

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 08:03 - PHUKET - Local Press Report

    Leading water officials this week unveiled a B3.5 billion plan to have water piped across the channel from Phang Nga as a long-term solution to the island’s increasing water-supply woes.

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 08:03 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    USAID’s current allocation to support Jordan’s water sector stands at around $80 million per year, according to a senior USAID official, who said that the agency is now working with the Kingdom in two main areas: source water and non-revenue water.

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 08:06 - MACHAKOS - Local Press Report

    London Distillers Kenya Ltd has written to the National Environmental Management Authority ( NEMA ) opposing the proposed construction of the third phase of residential apartments by Greatwall Hous

  • 22 Jul 2019 - 08:00 - QUETTA - Local Press Report

    Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri and Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese Embassy Lijian Zhao inaugurated solar tube wells here on Sunday.

  • 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.

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