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  1. Sixty-Nine Countries Facing Extreme Competition for Water: WRI

    18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A new study by Washington, DC-based research group the World Resources Institute (WRI) found that 69 of countries around the world are facing extreme competition for water resourc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/18/2013 - 10:20

  2. Jamaica Designates New Irrigation Areas

    18 Nov 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Farmers in St Elizabeth and Manchester are expected to see greater levels of crop production and productivity, following the designation of irrigation areas in those parishes. Pedro Plains ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2013 - 10:04

  3. Jamaican Government Considers Rainwater Harvesting Requirement

    8 Nov 2013- 10:16 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go-Jamaica Minister of Water and Environment, Robert Pickersgill, says the Government is looking at making it mandatory for all developments to make allowances for rainwater harvesting. Pickersgill says the ...

    Local Press Report - 11/08/2013 - 10:16

  4. Jamaica to Implement $6 Million Water Supply Project

    1 Nov 2013- 10:13 by Local Press Report LUCEA Jamaica Observer The State Minister in the Water Ministry, Ian Hayles, says rural communities in Western Hanover will benefit from a recent approval of a $680-million water improvement project. "The $680 ...

    Local Press Report - 11/01/2013 - 10:13

  5. Pipeline Work to Cause Supply Disruptions in Jamaica

    31 Oct 2013- 09:42 by Local Press Report ST ANDREWS Jamaica Observer The Forest Hills deep well in St Andrew will be out of operation on Thursday, October 31, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm to facilitate pipeline work on the distribution network, the Nationa ...

    Local Press Report - 10/31/2013 - 09:42

  6. Jamaica Provides Subsidized Irrigation Water to Some Farmers

    24 Oct 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go-Jamaica Nearly 500 additional farmers in the breadbasket parish of St Elizabeth are to benefit from sustainable, subsidised irrigation water supply. This follows yesterday’s approval by the House of Rep ...

    Local Press Report - 10/24/2013 - 09:51

  7. Jamaica's NWC Awarded Rate Increase

    8 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go-Jamaica The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has approved a new tariff structure for the National Water Commission (NWC) which will see customers experiencing a 13 or 18 percent increase on their wat ...

    Local Press Report - 10/08/2013 - 09:58

  8. Jamaica to Spend $8.5 Million to Improve Water Supply in West Central St. James

    27 Aug 2013- 09:45 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaican Information Service Minister of State in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ian Hayles, has announced that the Government will be carrying out extensive improvement ...

    Local Press Report - 08/27/2013 - 09:45

  9. Jamaica's NWC to Spend $39 Million on Water Projects

    22 Aug 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go-Jamaica The National Water Commission's, K-Factor Unit is to spend just over $4 billion ($39 million USD) out of a $10 billion budget, on water projects islandwide, during the current fiscal year.  ...

    Local Press Report - 08/22/2013 - 09:51

  10. Jamaican Water Supply Project Expected to Be Complete in 2014

    13 Aug 2013- 10:22 by Local Press Report NEGRIL Jamaican Information Service Rehabilitation work on the Nonpareil Water Supply System in Negril, Westmoreland, which is currently underway, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014. The $445 million pr ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2013 - 10:22

  11. Jamaican Government Approves Water Improvement Projects

    19 Jul 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Information Services Cabinet has approved contracts worth $468.8 million ($4.6 million USD) and $295,147 USD to Fluid System Engineering Limited, to provide consulting engineering services for the ...

    Local Press Report - 07/19/2013 - 10:12

  12. Jamaican Residents Can Expect More Reliable Supply

    10 Jul 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service The quality and reliability of water supply to over 200,000 residents in the Corporate Area should be significantly improved, as the Mona and Hope water treatment plants have be ...

    Local Press Report - 07/10/2013 - 10:03

  13. Jamaican Community Gets New Water Supply Network

    24 Jun 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service Some 3, 500 residents of the community of York Street in Treadways, St. Catherine, and adjoining areas, now have access to potable water. This follows the completion of work on ...

    Local Press Report - 06/24/2013 - 09:58

  14. Jamaica's Water Minister Wants to Restart Rapid Response Team

    21 Jun 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner State minister for water, land, environment and climate change, Ian Hayles, has said his ministry is working feverishly to resurrect the Rapid Response Unit which was "in the grave&quo ...

    Local Press Report - 06/21/2013 - 09:50

  15. Nineteen Latin American Countries Sign Agreement Promising Universal Water and Sanitation

    4 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Representatives of 19 Latin America and Caribbean countries signed a declaration promising universal water and sanitation during the third Latin American Sanitation Conference (LATINOSAN) he ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/04/2013 - 10:05