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13 Aug 2020 - 04:31 - HEBRON - Local Press Report
Mohammad Awad, activist, has reported that Israeli forces, accompanied by intelligence officers, raided an area to the north of the Beit Ummar town, and seized three water pumps owned by local resident Nabil Breigheth, which he uses for irrigation and planting purposes.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:34 - PARIS - Local Press Report
Since May, residents of northeastern Syria have noticed a visible decrease in the Euphrates's water levels. The legendary river's source is found in Turkey, and it irrigates all of northern Syria.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:37 - ASUNCION - Local Press Report
More than a hundred barges with 115,000 tonnes of Paraguayan grains began to sail to ports in the region on Tuesday, thanks to a discharge of water from the Itaipu and Yacyreta dams that raised the height of the Parana River, the government said.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:27 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report
Australia's leading science agency is looking for towns and communities who want to trial an underground water bank, where the precious resource can be stored for a not so rainy day.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:29 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
A government assessment recently obtained by an environmental group appears to link a well the group says is used in U.S.-Mexico border wall construction to low water levels in wildlife habitats at an Arizona refuge with endangered species.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:32 - SANA'A - Local Press Report
A team of NASA-funded researchers has been using satellite and ground-based data to forecast the risk of cholera in Yemen and other countries.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:36 - BULAWAYO - Local Press Report
Antiquated Bulawayo City Council KSB water pumps are now compromising the quality of the city’s water, latest council minutes have revealed.
13 Aug 2020 - 04:54 - MIAMI FL - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A virtual event, the "2020 International Conference on the Nile and Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD): Science, Conflict Resolution and Cooperation", co-sponsored by the FIU Institute of Environment, the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University and the Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University will take place from August 20-21, 2020 through a virtual Zoom setting.
12 Aug 2020 - 06:24 - ATHENS OH, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
August is National Water Quality Month in the United States. Marking the occasion, Ohio University has released a visual resource guide on ten ways that acces to clean water can improve the world.
The guide and infographic provides insights and resources on:
- Understanding the importance of clean water
- Tips to improve water supplies, sanitation, and hygiene
- Deaths and diseases caused by drinking unsafe water
- How to reduce pollution and climate change
- Why clean water is a life necessity to every person in the world
Take a look HERE
12 Aug 2020 - 06:36 - MONTREAL, Canada - Staff - Water Diplomat
The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) and Solidarity Water Europe have announced the winners of the “Global Youth Take Action” campaign the organisations launched in May.
Among the submitted projects, nine projects were selected to receive financial and technical support.
The campaign was designed to identify, encourage, and support youth engagement in water management in the context of the current global COVID pandemic. More specifically, the call for proposals aimed to support initiatives on water and health, water and agriculture, water-related risks, and water sharing.
12 Aug 2020 - 05:07 - Addis ABABA, Ethiopia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A scheduled resumption of tripartite talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) sponsored by the African Union (AU) has been postponed until 17 August upon the request of Sudan, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sudan’s new boycott of negotiations scheduled to resume 10 August is understood to be in protest at Ethiopia’s declining to commit to an agenda on the filling and operation of the contentious dam on the Blue Nile.
11 Aug 2020 - 10:02 - DHAKA, Bangladesh - Staff - Water Diplomat
Bangladesh’s Ministry of Water Resources is set to seek funding for an estimated $985 Million USD to implement a “Teesta River Comprehensive Management and Restoration Project”, possibly with support from China, as discussions with India over management of the river are perceived to have been unproductive.
11 Aug 2020 - 09:25 - LOS ANGELES CA - Local Press Report
Following reports of large parties that violate health orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he will authorize the city to shut off water and power services to residents who hold such gatherings.
11 Aug 2020 - 09:15 - HAWTHORNE CA - Local Press Report
Thanks to a new project released this week, a new map shows what the red planet would look like if 71 percent of its surface area was covered with water — around the same proportion as Earth.
11 Aug 2020 - 09:17 - COURMAYEUR - Local Press Report
An Italian Alpine resort on Sunday lifted a state of alert declared last week over fears that a chunk of glacier on the Mont Blanc mountain range might crash down on them.
11 Aug 2020 - 09:20 - HERMOSILLO - Local Press Report
During a visit to Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Mexico’s president inaugurated a controversial dam project that’s been in the works for nearly a decade.
11 Aug 2020 - 09:22 - BANDIPORA - Local Press Report
As many as 600 people have reportedly been admitted at New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC), after consuming highly contaminated water at Ajas village in Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
11 Aug 2020 - 09:16 - LIMA - Local Press Report
Three indigenous people died Sunday after clashes with police while protesting in front of an oil lot run by a Canadian company, Peruvian authorities said.
11 Aug 2020 - 09:19 - WARRENTON VA - Local Press Report
In this great 27,000 square mile swath of land in the Four Corners region of Southwestern U.S., between 30 and 40 percent of the some 200,000 have no direct access to running water.
11 Aug 2020 - 09:21 - ITANAGAR - Local Press Report
An alert has been sounded all along the Siang river basin in Arunachal Pradesh after the Union Home Ministry in a report informed about the formation of an artificial lake on Yigong Tso river in Tibet, an official said.