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5 Jun 2019 - 13:36 - LANSING MI - Local Press Report
Authorities seized the cellphone and hard drive of former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as part of their probe into the Flint water crisis.
5 Jun 2019 - 13:59 - DENVER CO, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Will Sarni, Founder and CEO of Water Foundry, emphasizes the importance of applying modern technology and engaging all stakeholders in the effort to address global water issues.Sarni is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has been a sustainability and water strategy advisor to multinationals, water technology companies and NGOs for his entire career. Sarni works with multinationals on corporate water strategies, water technology innovation and water market entry strategies. His work with water technology companies is as a strategy advisor and investor. He has authored numerous books and articles, and continues to present on subjects including the value of water, innovations in digital water technology, the circular economy, and the energy-water-food nexus. Will Sarni is a Board Member of a number corporations, projects, and NGOs with a broad range of technology, science, security, and finance initiatives.OOSKAnews Voices: Will Sarni
I have increasingly focused on water technology innovation over the past several years in addition to working with multi-nationals on water strategy (not limited to water stewardship). Working with water technology startups and investors has broadened my view of what needs to change to actually solve global water challenges.
A few of the many lessons I have learned through working with and investing in technology startups and working with innovative ecosystem programs are summarized below.
5 Jun 2019 - 11:16 - IRVINE CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Curtailment of essential water resources, as a consequence of a climate change-driven incident, would cause significant financial and societal hardship for up to at least 20 percent of the world’s population who live in stressed water basins.
5 Jun 2019 - 11:29 - BERKELEY CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Computer and environmental researchers in the United States are developing a computational tool that will allow groundwater and surface water managers to plan management of water resources more sustainably at watershed level.
5 Jun 2019 - 11:43 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) issued a renewed call June 4 for urgent support for people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia.
In May 2019 OOSKAnews reported on the release of a "Blue Peace Bulletin" by think-tank Strategic Foresight Group on water and violence in Somalia. [LINK TO THIS REPORT AND AN AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH THE BULLETIN'S LEAD AUTHOR CAN BE FOUND HERE].
5 Jun 2019 - 10:44 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products.
5 Jun 2019 - 10:54 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe.
3 Jun 2019 - 16:02 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fiscal sector, to develop financial sustainability, and to incorporate green growth principles into development planning in support of Laos’ transition to a more sustainable growth model, the World Bank said May 28.
3 Jun 2019 - 15:56 - BANGKOK, Thailand - OOSKAnews Correspondent
None of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be met by Asian countries by the 2030 target date, according to a new UN report.
The claim came at the launch of a 2019 SDG Progress Report at the 75th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) May 27.
3 Jun 2019 - 15:50 - VIENTIANE, Laos - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A compensation plan following a 2018 dam collapse in southern Laos is causing local concern, with some making assusations of a China food-land grab.
3 Jun 2019 - 13:55 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke.
3 Jun 2019 - 13:54 - ACCRA - Local Press Report
Veolia has signed a new contract with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, the world’s third largest gold producer.
3 Jun 2019 - 13:57 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report
Firms in water-guzzling industries such as petrochemical and semiconductor that hope to cut down their water usage can now tap a $26 million fund to implement water management solutions.
3 Jun 2019 - 13:52 - CEBU CITY - Local Press Report
The Philippines should have a Department of Water to handle water resource management, instead of having several government agency having different functions related to water, according to Antonio
3 Jun 2019 - 13:53 - SAND SPRINGS OK - Local Press Report
When a representative of the Army Corps of Engineers stood at the microphone to address residents of this waterlogged neighborhood outside of Tulsa, there was a sudden burst of anger.
1 Jun 2019 - 10:05 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
India's new government, under re-elected President Narendra Modi, has formed a new “Jal Shakti” ministry whose principal remit is to provide clean drinking water throughout India, fulfilling a campaign commitment.
1 Jun 2019 - 09:04 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The High Court of Singapore approved a two-month extension May 29 to Hyflux’s debt moratorium. This will give the debt-ridden water treatment firm August 2 to negotiate new investment and capital restructure.
1 Jun 2019 - 09:10 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) have signed a new Cooperation Agreement to support development investment in emerging economies.
1 Jun 2019 - 08:47 - SHANGHAI, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the China University of Petroleum could create more eco-friendly hydraulic fracking. In addition, it might also serve as a means for storing captured CO2.
1 Jun 2019 - 08:41 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
About 4 million gallons of water will be drained from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool so crews can fix a broken water line that’s caused algae to form in it.