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Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:55 | OOSKAnews
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The Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) Global Program Water (GPW) and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have partnered to develop a Blue Peace Index and a supporting research...

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 14:59 | OOSKAnews
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In a first-of-its-kind meeting, representatives of the four countries sharing the Senegal-Mauitania aquifer met in in February in a transboundary collaboration to exchange the current state of...

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 13:41 | OOSKAnews
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Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media.

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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 19:41 | OOSKAnews
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A collaboratium under the banner of the Blue Peace Movement, and in consultation with the Swiss Development Corporation, Geneva Water Hub and the United Nations Capital Development Fund among others...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 15:01 | OOSKAnews
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A new report on global galcier ice volume indicates that climate change is affecting glaciers causing them to shrink and resulting in a reduction in meltwater, restricting freshwater supply to many...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 13:44 | OOSKAnews
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International NGO WWF has implemented an upgrade to its Water Risk Filter, an online tool aimed to help companies and financial institutions mitigate water risk to operations and assets.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 16:50 | OOSKAnews
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Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed a device that can accurately measure fluoride concentrations using only a few drops of water. The importance of the device is...

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Monday, February 11, 2019 - 16:02 | OOSKAnews
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Plans by the Zurich cantonal government to allow the partial privatisation of water utilities and to give private land owners a greater say in river and lakeshore use have failed to win voters’...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 13:52 | OOSKAnews
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Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective climate sinks...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 13:25 | OOSKAnews
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Switzerland has helped eight million people get better access to clean drinking water and efficient irrigation systems for agriculture.

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