15 Aug 2016 BIEN HOA
Dong Nai Province’s environment police, in coordination with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, discovered Chin Well Fasteners Vietnam Co., Ltd was using one of its two underground pipelines to discharge untreated wastewater directly into the environment. In addition, authorities also found a large amount of waste buried on the site.
15 Aug 2016 ENUGU
The Enugu State Government has dissolved the board of the State Water Corporation with immediate effect. The council also sacked the Managing Director of the Enugu State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (ENRUWASA) who was alleged to have failed to provide potable water to residents of the state.
15 Aug 2016 BRUSSELS
The European Commission has announced EUR 150,000 in fresh humanitarian aid to help people affected by the recent deadly floods in Macedonia.
15 Aug 2016 NEW YORK, NY
Xylem Inc., a global water-technology company, agreed to acquire Sensus for about $1.7 billion, the Rye Brook, N.Y.,-based company said Monday in a statement.
15 Aug 2016 LIMA, Peru
Petroperu, the Peruvian state-owned energy company, has reported a major oil pipeline spill, its fourth in 2016. The company said emergency workers have “responded rapidly” implement a contingency plan, but did not provide an explanation of the cause of the leak, or an estimate of how much oil was released...
15 Aug 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Diseases including hepatitis, diarrhea and respiratory problems are reportedly spreading among the more than 75,000 Syrian refugees who have been trapped behind an embankment along the border with Jordan for more than a month.The Associated Press quoted Natalie Thurtle of international humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders as saying she was receiving reports from refugees of some 30 cases a day of jaundice, likely a symptom of hepatitis...
15 Aug 2016 JUBA, South Sudan
International humanitarian relief group Oxfam says it has reached more than 20,000 residents of Juba, capital of South Sudan, in the ongoing battle against the city’s cholera outbreak.The aid agency is repairing boreholes, as well as distributing soap, buckets and water treatment tablets. Public awareness campaigns on cholera prevention and treatment are being conducted...
15 Aug 2016 MONROVIA, Liberia
To mark the second anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of Ebola as a global health emergency, a group of stakeholders and NGOs called on the Liberian government to meet its commitments to strengthen the country’s healthcare systems through provision of adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)...
15 Aug 2016 MASERU
Lesotho is experiencing food insecurity as a result of drought despite being the site of the second largest dam in Africa, because water is being exported to its neighbour South Africa.
15 Aug 2016 CAIRO
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday he would not shy from tough economic reforms he said previous rulers had avoided because they feared unrest, and urged Egyptian women in particular to cut back on their use of water and electricity.
15 Aug 2016 IAŞI, Romania
With many areas of Romania currently suffering the effects of drought, Marian Grigoraş, prefect of Iaşi County, has started a nationwide forum for mayors and residents to discuss problems facing drought-stricken communities.“Until now, about 1.5 million centimeters of water have been pumped from the Prut River to the Jijia River and the canals managed by the National Agency for Land Improvement (ANIF), thus improving the state of land in the communes of Golaeşti, Prisecani, Ungheni and Grozeşti,” Grigoraş said...
12 Aug 2016 TAIPEI, Taiwan
Protesters Rally in Taiwan to Urge Formosa Plastics to Withdraw From Vietnam in Wake of Pollution Scandal
Dozens of Taiwanese and Vietnamese protestors demonstrated this week outside the Taipei offices of the Formosa Plastics Group, which owns a steel mill whose illegal wastewater discharges killed 100 tons of wild and farmed fish off Vietnam’s central coast back in April.The protesters demanded that the company make public the results of an investigation into the fish deaths in Ha Tinh Province...