15 Apr 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The International Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur has secured $3.7 billion USD from donor countries, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed ben Abdallah al Mahmoud officials sai
15 Apr 2013 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The Qatari government last week revealed a $60 billion USD state budget for 2013-2014 fiscal year, with major infrastructure projects taking the largest chunk of funds.
25 Mar 2013 - 07:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries plan to launch a global dry land alliance in 2014 to deal with water scarcity and food security in 51 countries, according to officials with the regional gr
6 Mar 2013 - 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Qatar has the highest per capita water consumption in the world, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) said this week.
25 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Qatar will invest roughly $22 billion USD in water and power projects over the next eight years, according to officials at the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa).
7 Feb 2013 - 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Qatar’s water and electricity consumption increased by 9 percent and 13 percent, respectively, in 2012, according to new government statistics released this week.
29 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The Qatari Public Works Agency (Ashghal) on January 26 announced that it would channel $2.7 billion USD for sanitation projects in the capital city, Doha.
23 Jan 2013 - 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Mitsubishi announced this week that it has contracted Hitachi Zosen Corporation to install the desalination facilities at Qatar’s Ras Abu Fontas (RAF) A2 desalination plant.
17 Jan 2013 - 06:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya’s outgoing President Mwai Kibaki this week declined to sign into law the proposed Climate Change Authority Bill.
10 Dec 2012 - 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The 18th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 18) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) wrapped up in Doha, Qatar last week, with developed countries recognizi
6 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — This year’s 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) looked at the implications of increased weather-related loss and damages
6 Dec 2012 - 10:12 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Bloomberg Businessweek) — Ecuador plans to propose a levy on every barrel of oil sold by OPEC members to help fund projects that cut greenhouse gases and protect against the effects of climate change. The proposal will
5 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Technologies like drip irrigation, solar-powered desalination and wastewater reuse “can play an important role in mitigating water scarcity" in the Middle East and North Africa, “albeit in some cou
5 Dec 2012 - 10:59 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Bradenton Herald) — The Middle East and North Africa will be especially hard hit by climate change in the coming decades, the World Bank said in a report Wednesday, saying the region will see less rainfall, more rec
3 Dec 2012 - 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Qatar, the largest per-capita greenhouse gas polluter in the world, announced late last week at the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention
30 Nov 2012 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off this week in Doha, Qatar, with an emphasis on agriculture
30 Nov 2012 - 10:54 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Prensa Latina) — Water supply in the countries of Africa and the Middle East could be halved by 2050 due to the population increase, according to a report released at the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to
29 Nov 2012 - 10:31 by Local Press Report
EDINBURGH (The Scottish Government) — The first-ever recipients of a Scottish scheme to help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to respond to the impact of climate change have been announced. Paul Wheelhouse, Minister
20 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — In its concluding declaration, issued in Doha on November 16, the International Conference on Food Security in Dry Lands called on participating countries to devote more financial resources to agri
6 Nov 2012 - 09:55 by Local Press Report
DOHA (AMEinfo.com) — H.E.
30 Oct 2012 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Construction Weekly Online) — Italian contractor Impregilo has won a $130 million USD contract from the Public Works Authority of Qatar to construct a storm water drainage tunnel in Doha, Qatar. The design and build cont
24 Oct 2012 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Financial Post) — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 130 countries around the world, announced to
4 Sep 2012 - 08:45 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Construction Weekly Online) — The Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a $68m contract for the construction of additional reservoirs at Al Duhail and Umm Qarn Reservoir and Pumping Stations (RPSs) for the Qatar Gener
25 Jul 2012 - 08:59 by Local Press Report
CAIRO (Bloomberg) — Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi named U.S.-trained water resources minister Hisham Qandil as the new premier, tapping a little-known politician to steward a nation mired in a political tug-of-wa
24 Jul 2012 - 22:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Water is a national security issue for Mexico, Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs Rodolfo Godínez Rosales told the UN’s first technical workshop on water, the impacts of climate change and adaptat
20 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Qatari government plans $31 million USD worth of water and wastewater infrastructure projects in western Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region, according to Qatari officials.
29 Jun 2012 - 08:12 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Gulf Times) — There is a great consciousness at the government level in Qatar about the need for a water demand regulation plan to reduce water consumption gradually, World Water Council president Loic Fauchon s
7 May 2012 - 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Japanese companies will participate in water and wastewater treatment projects Qatar is carrying out in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
30 Apr 2012 - 09:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are considering creating a common water network, according to Qatari Minister of Industry and Energy Mohamed Bin Saleh al Sada.
3 Apr 2012 - 08:48 by Local Press Report
DOHA (TradeArabia News Service) — Siemens has signed two major contracts worth a total of $201.3 million USD with Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) that aim to improve the power infrastructure in Doha.
3 Apr 2012 - 08:38 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Gulf Times (Qatar)) — The ConocoPhillips’ Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC) hosted a thermal desalination workshop at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) in Doha to debate technical topics and future tren
3 Apr 2012 - 08:36 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Construction Week Online) — Hyder Consulting, which has been appointed by Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to oversee the construction of five mega reservoirs near Doha, has described the project a
27 Mar 2012 - 09:13 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Gulf News (Qatar)) — The freshwater situation in Qatar is particularly vulnerable due to an increase in population from 750,000 to 1.7 mn over the last decade and the meager rainfall, it was pointed out on the occasi
27 Mar 2012 - 09:12 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Qatar News Agency) — The total investments required to enhance the water networks in Qatar in the next 10 years are roughly $6 billion USD, the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr.
27 Mar 2012 - 09:10 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Gulf News (Qatar)) — Qatar’s per capita water consumption rate, estimated at around 430 litres a day, could be the highest in the world, Kahramaa president Issa Hilal al-Kuwari said March 19.