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  1. ADB Prioritizes Water Funding, Emphasizes Governance

    22 May 2017- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YOKOHAMA, Japan Emphasis was placed on regional water security at this month’s fiftieth annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Japan. ADB President Takehiko Nakao told the gathering that investm ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/22/2017 - 11:32

  2. South Asia Most at Risk of Natural Disasters, While Sub-Saharan Africa Is Most Vulnerable: Report

    30 Mar 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/30/2016 - 10:47

  3. COP21’s “Resilience Day” Sees Launch of Paris Pact, #ClimateIsWater Initiative

    3 Dec 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The third day of the COP21 climate talks in Paris on December 2nd, designated “Resilience Day,” saw a number of initiatives launched under the Lima to Paris Action Agenda (LPAA). The LPAA seeks to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/03/2015 - 10:15

  4. More Laws Needed to Reduce Risks From Natural Disasters: Report

    30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A new joint report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has underlined the need for more legislation to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/30/2014 - 10:05

  5. Asian Countries Among Those With Most Economic Risk Due to Flooding: Maplecroft

    19 Feb 2014- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The fourth annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, developed by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, identifies the United States, China, India, Bangladesh, Germany, Japan, and the Unite ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/19/2014 - 07:17

  6. ADB Announces $392 Million for Philippines Typhoon Recovery

    18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Phili ...

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

  7. COP 19: Developing Countries, NGOs Walk Out of UN Climate Talks

    22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who ar ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/22/2013 - 10:30

  8. Asia-Pacific Region Lacks Water Security: ADB

    A new joint study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) warns that over 75 percent of the countries in the Asia-Pacific region have a serious lack of water security, with many facing an imminent crisis unless steps ar ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  9. Japanese Trading Firms Entering Global Water Market


    Local Press Report - 05/21/2013 - 21:52

  10. Marubeni Acquires 20 Percent of Maynilad for $400 Million

    Japan’s Marubeni Corp has finally closed a deal to buy a fifth of Manila concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc., for $400 million USD, according to disclosures submitted to the Philippine Stock Exchange last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  11. Marubeni to Complete 20 Percent Purchase of Maynilad

    Japan-based Marubeni Corp. is expected to finalize a deal to purchase 20 percent of Philippine company Maynilad Water Services Inc. this month, the company announced last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/02/2013 - 09:40

  12. Osaka SME's Export Water Technologies Across Asia

    Japan’s Water Group of Kansai-Asia Environmentaland Energy Saving Business Promotion Forum – known as “Team E- Kansai, Water Group” for short-- is exporting a range of wastewater treatment and other water technologies throughout Asia. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/09/2012 - 08:35

  13. Asian Countries Face High Financial Risk From Natural Disasters

    Some of Asia’s key growth economies have the highest financial risk from natural disasters due to the high exposure of their cities and trading hubs to events such as flooding, earthquakes and cyclones, according to a report released this week by UK-based ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2013 - 17:47

  14. Philippines Tenders Angat Dam Rehab to Manage Earthquake Threat

    The Philippines’ Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), the government agency that oversees the water system for the capital and surrounding areas, is preparing to hold a competitive tender for the $130 million USD contract to rehabilitate An ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2013 - 17:36

  15. Concord Enviro Systems to Raise $100 Million USD Through Equity Stake Sale

    Mumbai-based wastewater treatment company Concord Enviro Systems plans to raise $100 million USD through divestment of a significant equity stake to overseas investors. The divestment deal would be one of the largest in the Indian wastewater sector in rec ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 11:16