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24 Jun 2019 - 07:59 - SYDNEY, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The annual Global Peace Index produced by Australia's Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) suggests that climate change will impose a threat of conflict to many countries in the next 10 years.
24 Jun 2019 - 07:51 - CHENNAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Chennai, the capital city of the south-eastern India state of Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal, has run out of water. Its population of over 4.5 million now relies on water tankers as the city administration is able to supply only 60 percent of requirements.
23 Jun 2019 - 11:12 - CHENNAI - Local Press Report
Chennai-based water technology provider Va Tech Wabag has said it has won a $212 Million USD contract from Uttar Pradesh government’s State Mission for Clean Ganga project for operation, maintenance and management of sewage treatment plants in Agra and Ghaziabad for a decade.
23 Jun 2019 - 11:14 - GLASTONBURY - Local Press Report
Ringo Starr is backing a Glastonbury Festival campaign for clean water. The Beatles drummer is supporting an initiative for WaterAid at the Worthy Farm event.
23 Jun 2019 - 11:15 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean.
23 Jun 2019 - 11:16 - JERUSALEM - Local Press Report
Just as Israel’s relations with the Palestinian Authority seem to be sinking lower and US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” is deepening the rift, it looks like the greatest sewage hazard between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, neglected for many years due to the conflict, is nearing a historic solution.
23 Jun 2019 - 11:11 - SANA'A - Local Press Report
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia Wednesday, which the Arab coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties.
23 Jun 2019 - 11:13 - LAHORE - Local Press Report
A Chinese environmental company is ready to invest $3 billion in the clean drinking water and sanitation system in Lahore, said Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) Chairman Sardar Tanveer IIyas Khan.
23 Jun 2019 - 09:00 - BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The leaders of Kyryzstan and China have discussed projects with a social significance along with common platform of resistance against “terrorism, extremism, and separatism”.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:10 - SAN FRANCISCO CA - Local Press Report
Global fashion retailer Gap Inc. has announced a new partnership with long time collaborator Arvind Limited in an effort to channel “industry-leading solutions” to the problem of global water scarcity.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:06 - JACKSON MS - Local Press Report
The city of Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the company hired to overhaul its water billing system. The lawsuit seeks to "recover" more than $225 Million USD from Siemens and several subcontractors.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:08 - MANILA - Local Press Report
Regulators and water concessionaires are preparing for the possibility that Angat Dam's water may fall further and cause more supply interruptions.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:09 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report
The sinking of Mexico City has reached the point that the historic center is at a lower level than the deepest part of Lake Texcoco, according to a hydraulic engineer who participated in a seminar
23 Jun 2019 - 08:12 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
It is important to take an inclusive and tangible approach to protecting civilians by protecting the environment during armed conflicts.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:04 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report
Investment companies making “ridiculous” profits from selling water to struggling farmers are on notice, as the Federal Government considers shutting them down.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:07 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report
The government's "active investment" on water management has been successful in limiting drought damage to local communities and saving people from flooding in the rainy season, Prime Minister Pray
23 Jun 2019 - 08:42 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The European Commission has reported that it is providing over $170 Million USD to seven countries in Africa's Sahel region, bringing total regional support for 2018 and 2019 to more than $475 Million USD.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:46 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new Economics Working Paper from the Asian Development Bank examines the effect of climate change and a Phillippines island community’s adaptation strategies in the aftermath of a 7.2 earthquake and subsequent typhoons and drought.
23 Jun 2019 - 08:53 - PALO ALTO CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new report from an international research team with backgrounds in political science, geography, economic and environmental sciences contends that climate, in and of itself, is not (yet) the basis for conflict, but does affect other drivers.
23 Jun 2019 - 07:56 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Dipolmacy Talks" audio interview.
This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the occasion of the release of SFG’s sixth "Blue Peace Bulletin", "Regional Water Protection Framework", which can be DOWNLOADED HERE.
"There are a plethora of legal instruments including the Geneva Conventions that address the issue of protection of water resources especially during armed conflicts. However, implementation is relegated to the realm of domestic polices of state parties. The protection of water resources and related infrastructure more often than not require collective, regional or basin level measures by states. This is therefore an attempt to lay down guidelines that states can adopt towards cooperative and collective security measures to protect water resources and infrastructure against acts of violence by terror groups or during international and non-international armed conflicts.” Philip is a lawyer who works as Senior Research Manager for SFG, heading initiatives on public international law, hydro-diplomacy, conflict, terrorism and global foresight issues. She has an LL.M from Harvard Law School with a concentration in Human Rights. SFG is an international think-tank engaged in crafting new policy concepts that enable decision makers to prepare for a future in uncertain times. SFG's body of work encompasses over 50 countries, across four continents. SFG pioneered the “Blue Peace” concept to use water as a tool to promote peace and security in the world.