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30 Mar 2018 - 11:58 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
Cauvery water dispute, which has remained a bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, has escalated once again.
28 Mar 2018 - 22:01 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday that his agency signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Israeli company Water-Gen to develop advanced mobile water generato
28 Mar 2018 - 22:01 - ZIMAPAN - Local Press Report
Arsenic levels in the water supply of a mining community in Hidalgo are almost 100 times higher than World Health Organization (WHO) recommended guidelines, according to laboratory analysis.
28 Mar 2018 - 22:01 - WARRENTON VA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The eighth World Water Forum closed at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center in Brasilia, Brazil March 23. The World Water Council, in cooperation with the Government of Brazil, held its triennial Forum in the Brazilian capital commencing March 18.
Over 10,000 delegates participated in the Forum, along with 12 Heads of State and 60 ministers, 134 parliamentarians, 150 local authorities, 83 judges and prosecutors, CEOs from several Fortune 500 companies, representatives from the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the OECD, and other international organizations. In addition, over 70,000 people visited the World Water Forum’s Fair and Citizen’s Village. More than 172 countries were represented across 300 thematic sessions.
28 Mar 2018 - 22:00 - GANDHINAGAR - Local Press Report
A new study says extreme rainfall events are on the rise in India and it attributes the trend to man-made emissions – or what scientists call “anthropogenic warming”.
28 Mar 2018 - 22:01 - MANILA - Local Press Report
The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines is holding the first public hearing of its investigation into whether fossil fuel companies have violated the human rights of its citizens, who hav
28 Mar 2018 - 22:01 - DARWIN NT - Local Press Report
The Northern Territory government has vowed not to put jobs at risk in the fishing, farming, tourism and cattle industries in a rush to lift a ban on fracking.
28 Mar 2018 - 21:00 - BATH, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) says get the duck away! The plastic duck in your bath may kill you, or give you a nasty rash.
An EAWAG study has revealed the “dark side” of our friendly flexible plastic bath toys. And it’s your fault! It turns out that microbial growth on the foam-floaters is caused by bath users themselves contaminating our man-made-material buddies.
Warm, humid bathrooms provide ideal conditions for the formation of bacterial and fungal biofilms – for example, on shower curtains or behind cabinets. This applies in particular to “rubber” ducks and other bath toys.
Don’t Squirt Your Duck
Dense growths of bacteria and fungi are found on the inner surface of these flexible toys, and a murky liquid will often be released when they are squeezed by a child.
A group of Swiss and American researchers have now studied the factors that favor microbial growth and the types of microorganisms present in bath toys.
28 Mar 2018 - 09:07 - FLINT MI - Local Press Report
Michigan's chief medical executive has been charged with crimes related to the Flint water crisis, but a researcher has told a Genesee District Court judge that Dr.
28 Mar 2018 - 09:07 - LUSAKA - Local Press Report
President Edgar Lungu has set provision of safe and clean drinking water particularly in rural areas as a priority to avert the risk of waterborne diseases, Ministry of Water Development, Sanitatio
28 Mar 2018 - 09:07 - ABUJA - Local Press Report
Shrinking of Lake Chad is threating livelihoods of people in the region and raises the need for improved strategies to manage the water resource to remedy losses, WaterAid has said.
28 Mar 2018 - 09:07 - LA PAZ - Local Press Report
Bolivia and the European Union (EU) agreed today to work together on water cooperation with the signing of an agreement to enhance the provision of water and sewerage in urban and peri-urban areas
28 Mar 2018 - 09:07 - HARARE - Local Press Report
Local government minister July Moyo has disclosed that more than 5 000km of Harare’s water pipes were obsolete, causing the city to lose about 60% of its treated water through leakages.
28 Mar 2018 - 09:07 - BAKU - Local Press Report
State Committee on Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan (SCIESU) will begin to look for an investor for the Upper Naryn cascade of hydro power plants (HHPs) as soon as Russia will withdra
27 Mar 2018 - 09:26 - LEIDEN - Local Press Report
Leiden astronomers and ecologists are developing an instrument that lets people measure the quality of surface water with a smartphone.This international citizen science project, MONOCLE, is a coll
27 Mar 2018 - 09:26 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
The federal government’s fiscal year is half over, and we finally have a spending bill for the remainder of the year.
27 Mar 2018 - 09:26 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
The US government development fund arm OPIC has committed USD 12.5 million loan for a project to deliver affordable clean drinking water to low and middle-income groups in India.
27 Mar 2018 - 09:26 - RAMALLAH - Local Press Report
Head of Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) Mazen Ghunaim underlined on Monday Kuwait's prominent role in financing execution of a water treatment plant project in Gaza Strip.
27 Mar 2018 - 09:26 - ACCRA - Local Press Report
In an effort to overcome local water scarcity challenges, Project Maji Foundation, a not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), is partnering Ghana-based organizations to provide rural com
27 Mar 2018 - 08:56 - ADELAIDE SA - Local Press Report
Hopes the Murray-Darling Basin plan would be salvaged by a change of government in South Australia are sinking after the state's water minister signalled he will fight a cut of 605 gigalitres meant