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  1. IAEA Highlights Importance of Fresh Water Conservation

    27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report VIENNA International Atomic Energy Agency The theme of World Water Day 2017 —Why waste water? —highlights the importance of conserving our limited freshwater resources. As more of the world’s population moves to ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2017 - 09:52

  2. Nearly 600 million Children Will Live in Areas with Extremely Limited Water Resources by 2040- UNICEF

    27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY UNICEF Press Center Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2017 - 09:52

  3. Fighting Puts Syria IS-Held Dam at 'Risk of Collapse'

    27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report RAQQA The New Arab Fighting at a dam in Syria held by the Islamic State group has put the water barrier at risk of a catastrophic collapse, a technical source said. The ongoing clashes at Tabqa dam have damaged its ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2017 - 09:52

  4. Cape Town Must Save Water to Avoid Major Crisis

    15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Eye Witness News The Western Cape government has reiterated that Cape Town residents must change their water consumption habits urgently or face a full blown crisis. Dam levels are now below 35%, 10% ...

    Local Press Report - 02/15/2017 - 10:27

  5. Daesh Blocks Aleppo Drinking Water Access

    15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report DAMASCUS Sputnik News Daesh terrorist group militants again blocked access for Syrian Aleppo residents to drinking water from the Al-Khafsa water treatment facility, the province's governor, Hussein Diyab, ...

    Local Press Report - 02/15/2017 - 10:27

  6. Ransomware Used to Seize Control of Simulated Water Plant

    15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report ATLANTA, GA Silicon Cyber security researchers at Georgia Tech University have created a new form of ransomware that can take over the controls of simulated water treatment plant, highlighting the vulnerabilities ...

    Local Press Report - 02/15/2017 - 10:27

  7. Scientists Study Himalayas Permafrost

    13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU Times of India In the hottest-ever year of 2016, a team of top climatologists began research in the Indian Himalayas, one of the coldest regions in the world, believing it won't remain the same. ...

    Local Press Report - 02/13/2017 - 08:37

  8. Could Restoring Ancient Water Tanks Help Build Peace in Sri Lanka?

    7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian After almost three decades of civil war, Sri Lanka has the daunting task of nurturing cohesion in its multi-faith and multi-ethnic community while also addressing the increasing impacts of ...

    Local Press Report - 02/07/2017 - 09:58

  9. OOSKAnews Voices: We’ll Always Have Paris (and Marrakesh): Implementing a Water and Climate Action Agenda

    6 Feb 2017- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/06/2017 - 10:26

  10. Ukraine: Fighting Disables Avdiivka Supply

    3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AVDIIVKA, Ukraine Intense fighting in the Ukraine town of Avdiivka on 29th and 30th January disabled electricity and water, including the Donetsk Filtration Station and a backup reservoir, according to the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2017 - 09:45

  11. Raqqa Water Supply Struck by Syria Coalition

    3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Water supply to Raqqa in northern Syria, which is regarded as the Islamic State / Daesh group's Syrian “capital”, has been cut after suspected coalition raids on the city's main ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2017 - 09:45

  12. Climate Change, Peru: 20 Dead as Floods Replace Droughts

    3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by Local Press Report LIMA Trends Latino Severe droughts gripping Peru have given way to some of the country’s most devastating downpours in decades, catching authorities off guard as they scramble to contain the kind of floods that ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2017 - 09:45

  13. Clean Water Key to Taming Communicable Diseases

    2 Feb 2017- 12:35 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Standard Kenya has once again found itself in the jaws of drought. Reports so far indicate that the worst affected are the arid and semi-arid areas of Turkana, Pokot, Baringo, Nyandarua and North Eastern ...

    Local Press Report - 02/02/2017 - 12:35

  14. USAID’s 2015 Water Activities Reviewed

    2 Feb 2017- 12:35 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC New Security Beat According to their recent report, Safeguarding the World’s Water the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invested $499,995,179 in water-related programming in 54 ...

    Local Press Report - 02/02/2017 - 12:35

  15. “UN-Water” – a World Water Day Campaign

    31 Jan 2017- 13:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMSTERDAM, Netherlands UN-Water, a coagulation of United Nations agencies, has declared that World Water Day (22nd March, 2017) is “all about wastewater, and how we should be reducing and reusing it rather ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/31/2017 - 13:01

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