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13 Jul 2019 - 07:46 - ROME, Italy - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Variable climate conditions and persistent conflicts contine to cause high levels of food insecurity in 41 countries, with 31 of these in Africa, UNFAO has reported.
13 Jul 2019 - 07:56 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The June 27 deadline for financially stressed Singapore environmental services company Hyflux Ltd and its “white knight” Utico FZC (UAE) to reach an investment deal has passed, but a joint update filed with the Singapore Exchange July 11 indicates that “informal discussions” continue.
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13 Jul 2019 - 06:35 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Historically, terrestrial, freshwater and marine specialists have worked more or less independently from one another and, so far, the linkages between source-to-sea have not been fully explored, according to a newly published "Guide".
13 Jul 2019 - 06:27 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
US President Donald Trump's administration is considering a veto of defense spending legislation which seeks to address PFAS chemical contamination of water resources.
12 Jul 2019 - 10:47 - WARRINGTON - Local Press Report
A total of 100,000 listening devices are to be installed underground by United Utilities to detect leaks.
12 Jul 2019 - 10:51 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
About 1.63 million residents have been affected by heavy downpours and floods in South China, with about 77,000 resettled after the latest rainfalls, according to the Ministry of Emergency Manageme
12 Jul 2019 - 10:56 - GUANGZHOU - Local Press Report
Mussels, maritime creatures adhering to rocks and boat hulls, can inspire engineering innovations that help ensure blood transfusion safety, purify water and clean up oil spills, according to resea
12 Jul 2019 - 10:58 - BULAWAYO - Local Press Report
The Bulawayo City Council has announced that it will be indefinitely shutting down the water supply to the City until they are able to.
12 Jul 2019 - 10:44 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report
Singapore is a global hydro-hub, home to more than 200 water companies and about 25 research centres. And national water agency PUB has gone to great lengths to monitor, treat and improve its drinking water supply.
12 Jul 2019 - 10:48 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
India’s steelmakers, more accustomed to securing raw materials such as iron ore and coal, are keeping another key resource in their sights: water.
12 Jul 2019 - 10:54 - BUENEVENTURA - Local Press Report
A Catholic bishop will spray holy water over an entire city from a military helicopter in an attempt to conquer the demons he believes are plaguing it.
12 Jul 2019 - 10:57 - ANKARA - Local Press Report
Veysel Eroğlu, Turkey's special envoy to Iraq, on July 11 chaired a meeting to discuss an action plan to solve water related issues in Iraq. "Our President wants to improve relations with Iraq.
12 Jul 2019 - 10:59 - SAO PAULO - Local Press Report
Shares of Sabesp rallied to a record high after Sao Paulo State Governor Joao Doria said privatizing the water utility is still the “best option” if Brazilian lawmakers approve a bill that facilita
12 Jul 2019 - 10:46 - KATHMANDU - Local Press Report
In the wake of relentless rainfall in the region, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology of Nepal on Friday issued warning pertaining to the rising levels of water in the rivers situated on Southe
12 Jul 2019 - 10:49 - EXETER - Local Press Report
The University of Exeter and South West Water have been awarded £10.5 million to fund a new research centre.
12 Jul 2019 - 10:55 - FLINT MI - Local Press Report
US Congressional Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Flint, Michigsn is among communities already impacted by “the climate crisis and environmental injustice" and repeated the claim that children here have rising levels of lead in their blood and brain damage.
10 Jul 2019 - 11:25 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres this week launched the update report on the progress of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that commit countries to tackle climate change, end all forms of poverty and fight inequalities.
10 Jul 2019 - 11:51 - LONDON, UK - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Water company efforts to protect the environment in England, UK, have been described as “simply unacceptable” in an Environment Agency (EA) report, with only one of the major water and sewage companies in England performing at the level expected.
10 Jul 2019 - 10:46 - MONTREAL, Canada - OOSKAnews Info
The International Secretariat for Water, in partnership with the Geneva Water Hub and the World Youth Parliament for Water, has released a call for submissions for the Youth for Water and Peace Platform.
The Platform, which is a part of the Blue Peace movement, is asking young water leaders between the ages of 18 and 35, to share visions for Water and Peace and to pay tribute to the shared flowing waters that bring peace.
The application process closes on August 20,2019, with winners to be showcased during the 2019 Budapest Water Summit.
10 Jul 2019 - 09:53 - BERLIN - Local Press Report
Germany’s federal transport secretary, Andreas Scheuer, has published an action plan aimed at dealing with extreme low water levels on the river Rhine.