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8 Aug 2018 - 08:34 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - OOSKAnews Info
The Malaysian state of Selangor has concluded purchase of all the water assets, treatment plants and pipes of Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor Sdn Bhd (SPLASH) through state-owned water compa
8 Aug 2018 - 08:15 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Electricite de France (EDF) temporarily shut down four nuclear reactors August 4 in three plants because of Europe's continuing heatwave.
8 Aug 2018 - 07:22 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Singapore corporations Sembcorp and Keppel, and Malaysia's YTL, are understood to be among those interested in acquiring Hyflux's flagship Tuaspring desalination facility in Singapore. The plant is
8 Aug 2018 - 06:56 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Kinmen Island, Taiwan, has started importing water from Fujian province in mainland China. Ceremonies marking the development were conducted both in Kinmen and Fujian.
7 Aug 2018 - 10:24 - LONDON, UK - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Britain’s water industry will face higher costs for treating and managing water supplies due to increasing occurrence of drought and flood resulting from climate change, according to a new report f
7 Aug 2018 - 10:57 - Washington, DC - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The World Bank August 1 approved $11.5 Million USD additional loan financing to the Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project (CAHMP), supporting improved hydrometeorological services in
6 Aug 2018 - 09:36 - BAGHDAD, Iraq - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq's southern Basra province region is suffering from a severe water crisis, with many blaming upstream dams in Turkey, Syria and Iran for shrinkage of Tigris and Euphrates riverflow.
6 Aug 2018 - 09:02 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report
A wetter future awaits South Asia, says a new study based on global climate change models that informed the fifth assessment report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
6 Aug 2018 - 09:01 - KUWAIT CITY - Local Press Report
At the turn of the last century, merchants in the nascent port city of Kuwait began retrofitting their dhows to carry cargo far more precious than the pearls they took to the east or the spices the
6 Aug 2018 - 09:53 - KARACHI, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan’s new President Imran Khan’s manifesto included a pledge to plant 10 billion tree saplings within five years to address climate change challenges.
6 Aug 2018 - 08:03 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant.
6 Aug 2018 - 08:22 - TEHRAN, Iran - OOSKAnews Info
A desal plant, with a capacity of treating 10,000 cubic meters of saltwater daily, has been launched in Bandar Torkaman in the west of Golestan Province, Iran, serving 17,000 consumers.
6 Aug 2018 - 08:59 - Washington DC - OOSKAnews Correspondent
US President Donald Trump has blamed California for recent fatal wildfires because the State ”diverts” water to the Pacific Ocean.
6 Aug 2018 - 07:14 - HUDAYDAH, Yemen - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Updated August 8
Early reports suggest multiple deaths and injuries after Yemen’s largest hospital, Al Thawra, was hit August 2, said Dr. Peter Salama, who is in charge of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the World Health Organization (WHO).
“We’re particularly saddened at WHO by the attack on one of the major hospitals in the country yesterday, Al Thawra in Al Hudaydah,” he said. According to latest news reports, at least 20 have been killed by several air strikes, which also hit a fish market in the city.
WHO called "on all parties to the conflict to act in accordance with international humanitarian law and to respect the request of the UN and international community for three full days of tranquility and to lay down arms to allow us to vaccinate the civilian population for cholera".
6 Aug 2018 - 06:29 - NAIROBI - Local Press Report
Nairobi witnessed a rare spectacle in May, when about 300 youths invaded toilets at OTC, Bus Station, Muthurwa and KPCU. An agitated operator at OTC shot in the air to flush them out.
6 Aug 2018 - 06:28 - KFAR YUVAL - Local Press Report
For years, public service announcements warned Israelis to save water: Conserve.
6 Aug 2018 - 06:27 - HA NOI - Local Press Report
A bridge in the capital city that survived bombs during the American War has been reeling under an invasion of garbage that has gathered underneath it.
6 Aug 2018 - 06:26 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report
Water that is lost before it reaches consumers, most commonly attributed to leaking pipes, theft and inaccurate metering is known as non-revenue water (NRW).
6 Aug 2018 - 06:24 - WARRENTON VA - Local Press Report
Freshwater supplies are dwindling and refugees from drought, famine and war are straining neighboring countries around the world. That exists today.
6 Aug 2018 - 06:23 - ALBUQUERQUE NM - Local Press Report
There’s a disturbance in the world of Indian water rights in New Mexico.