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  1. Czech Environment Ministry Launches Drought Program

    14 Jul 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic The Czech Environment Ministry this week officially launched a program to address drought, with Environment Minister Richard Brabec pledging $12.3 million USD worth of subsidies to help ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/14/2016 - 10:16

  2. Czech Environment Ministry Seeks Funds to Combat Drought

    10 Jun 2016- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic The Czech Environment Ministry is launching a new program aimed at securing drinking water in the country’s municipalities amid ongoing drought, Environment Minister Richard Brabec said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/10/2016 - 10:46

  3. Most of Czech Republic Threatened by Drought

    10 May 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic Most of the territory of the Czech Republic is threatened by low or moderate levels of drought, with surface and groundwater levels dropping to blow average levels this month. There is c ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 10:34

  4. Colombian Farmers Forced to Relocate Due to Drought

    24 Feb 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Over 100 farming families in Colombia’s Bolivar Province have been forced off their land by severe drought conditions caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon, the national ombudsman's of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/24/2016 - 10:36

  5. Drought-Related Wildfires Could Cost Colombia $900 Million

    18 Feb 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The severe ongoing drought in Colombia has contributed to wildfires that have devastated 119,000 hectares and caused some $900 million USD worth of damage over the past year, according to the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/18/2016 - 10:02

  6. Drought Drives Up Food Prices in Colombia

    11 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Crops losses due to ongoing drought have driven up food prices in Colombia by as much as 80 percent, according to local media. The country’s Agriculture Ministry said water shortages have affe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/11/2016 - 10:01

  7. Colombia Braces for Worsening Drought in First Half of This Year

    14 Jan 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The current drought in Colombia is expected to intensify in the next few months, and the situation is not likely to improve until June, President Juan Manuel Santos warned this week. Dozens of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2016 - 11:01

  8. Water Levels in Colombia’s Two Largest Rivers Drop Dramatically

    8 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Water levels in Colombia’s two largest rivers, the Magdalena and the Cauca, have decreased significantly due to ongoing drought, the country’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmen ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/08/2016 - 09:59

  9. Czech Republic Considers Inter-Basin Transfers to Fight Drought

    15 Dec 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic The Czech government is considering a plan to transfer water from the Danube River to the Vltava or Elbe rivers in an effort to mitigate the effects of ongoing drought. The plan would in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/15/2015 - 10:43

  10. Global Damming Will Affect 93 Percent of All River Volume by 2030: Study

    9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTREAL, QC, Canada Some 48 percent of global river volume is moderately or severely impacted by either flow regulation, fragmentation, or both, and this will nearly double to 93 percent by 2030 if all planned ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2015 - 11:22

  11. Floods Disrupt Water Services in Romania, Serbia

    22 Sep 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Floods last week disrupted water supply to residents in southwestern Romania’s Mehedinti, Timis and Caras Severin counties, as well as in neighboring Serbia and Croatia. At least one person ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/22/2014 - 10:00

  12. Romania Takes Steps to Re-Launch Siret-Baragan Irrigation Canal

    13 Jan 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The Romanian government is establishing a new state-owned company to design, build and operate the long-delayed Siret-Baragan Canal. The canal will provide irrigation water for 500,000 hecta ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/13/2014 - 10:00