17 May 2013 - 09:42 by Local Press ReportDegremont, the water-treatment subsidiary of Suez Environnement (SEV), acquired BASF SE (BAS)’s Industrial Water Management France SAS business. Neither BASF nor Suez, Europe’s second-largest wat
14 May 2013 - 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development (OFID) will finance two irrigation projects in Egypt worth $65 million USD, according to Egyptian Ministe
9 Apr 2013 - 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, GUANGZHOU — China’s Guangdong Province water company is installing 75 water analyzing and control units supplied by Israel-based Blue I Water Technologies, the Israel firm announced last week.
5 Apr 2013 - 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — A French-Egyptian consortium has applied to a Namibian court to block the award of a $312 million USD dam construction contract to Italy’s Salini SpA.
28 Mar 2013 - 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government will invest $1.5 billion USD in drinking water and sanitation projects in the new fiscal year 2013-2014, water officials announced on 23 March.
12 Mar 2013 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — Six consortiums have qualified to bid for Abu Dhabi’s Al Marfaa power and desalination plant project, UAE officials said on March 7.
12 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Water and sewer rates are generally higher in parts of the Czech Republic where the infrastructure is operated by international companies, according to a recent report carried by aktualne.cz.
12 Feb 2013 - 08:35 by Local Press Report
PARIS (Inter Press Service) — Amidst growing new threats of potential conflicts over fast-dwindling water resources in the world’s arid regions, the United Nations will commemorate 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooper
23 Jan 2013 - 11:10 by Local Press Report
GRENOBLE (Summit County) — Glaciers in large parts of the Andes have shrunk on average by 30 to 50 percent since the 1970s, and the unprecedented retreat could soon begin to affect water supplies for Andean communities.&nb
14 Jan 2013 - 02:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — A consortium of France’s GDF Suez, Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Kuwaiti partner Abdullah Hamad Al Sagar & Brothers won the contract for Kuwait’s Al Zour North Independent Water and Power Pr
4 Jan 2013 - 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the French government this week signed a $60 million USD soft loan agreement to finance water projects carried out by Jordan Water Co
14 Dec 2012 - 11:25 by Local Press Report
pa, TREVOSE (GEneral Electric) — Over the past 10 years, Degrémont and GE have helped more than 60 local municipalities and industries, including refining and petrochemical, save more than 40 billion liters of water with GE’s ZeeW
13 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prazská vodárenská spolecnost (PVS), the municipally-owned company that owns Prague’s water infrastructure, received some $54 million USD in investment funds from the city for infrastructure replac
11 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — The second phase of Saidabad Water Treatment Plant, Bangladesh, which has a daily production capacity of 225 million liters of water, will start operations on December 13.
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
20 Nov 2012 - 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
France, MARSEILLE — The World Water Council (WWC) on November 19 announced the appointment of Benedito Braga as the organization's new president, taking over from Loic Fauchon.
23 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Mongkolkit Suksintharanon, the secretary-general of Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Network (NACN), last week submitted a list of politicians and other people alleged to have been involved in s
16 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland — Polish Finance Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski on October 13 announced that his country will invest some $20 billion USD in shale gas exploration by 2020, despite environmental concerns raised by loca
24 Sep 2012 - 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HONG KONG — Climate change is causing glaciers to melt and rainfall patterns to shift, which causes what was once a fairly stable water supply to become more and more unpredictable, according to a recent repor
16 Aug 2012 - 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH — Palestinian media this week reported new cases of Israeli settlers and the Government of Israel destroying Palestinian water wells and agricultural lands.
20 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Agricultural projects in China that involve water conservancy measures and energy saving may see more government approvals in the second half of the year.
17 Jul 2012 - 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PARIS, France — Sustainability issues like increasingly degraded farmland, water scarcity, over-exploited fish stocks and more severe weather events caused by climate change – which disrupt current farming practic
12 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — France last week signed an agreement to provide $83.9 million USD through its overseas development agency for construction of the 48-megawatt Jaggran-II hydropower project in Pakistan-administered
6 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — Germany, France and the European Union are providing $191 million USD in loans and grants to support water, wastewater and energy infrastructure projects in Jordan, according to officials at the ki
3 Jul 2012 - 08:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — World Water Council (WWC) Vice President Benedito Braga is not among those who were disappointed in June's United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and the profile of water is
29 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The United Kingdom last week announced plans to sign onto the UN Watercourses Convention, bringing the agreement one step closer to ratification by the country.
26 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The French government said it will provide $1.5 USD billion USD for construction of the Munda Dam, Shakil Durrani, chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), told reporters last
22 Jun 2012 - 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — Corporations and governments should be properly accounting for pollution costs and natural capital, the value of natural resources and ecosystems, within the next decade, partially because of effor
19 Jun 2012 - 08:30 by Local Press Report
PARIS (Xinhua) — Management of water resources needs "substantial improvement and actual reform in many countries," and an integrated management is significant for "the most valuable natural resources," Olcay Unv
24 May 2012 - 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The Group of Eight (G8) countries and African leaders last week announced a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in an effort to raise 50 million people out of poverty in the next 10 year
23 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Only four settlements located on the shore of Russia’s Lake Baikal deal with sewage effectively, and this is causing a thick layer of sub-surface algae to develop in the Siberian lake, the largest
21 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — A report from the Displacement Working Group, which is chaired by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), charges that in 2011 Israel destroyed over 600 aid-funded i
11 Apr 2012 - 13:55 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Euroalert) — Full Story - The nearly $4 million USD EU-funded ABSTRESS project brings together researchers from 13 participating ins
27 Mar 2012 - 08:56 by Local Press Report
Geneva (UNDP) — The UNDP has led a group of 25 institutions including local, regional and national authorities, international and multilateral organizations, water operators, NGOs, private organizations and prom
23 Mar 2012 - 09:22 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Conagua (Press release)) — A roundtable on “Water and Adapting to Climate Change -- The Road Ahead” was held within the framework of the 6th World Water Forum held in Marseille, France.
23 Mar 2012 - 09:18 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Tierramerica) — A water footprint can be applied to countries as a whole, or to specific industries or economic activities, such as mining or agriculture.
20 Mar 2012 - 12:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
France, MARSEILLE — The French government will contribute $13.2 million USD to a project to build a desalination plant in Gaza, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced on March 12 at the opening of the sixth
20 Mar 2012 - 12:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
France, MARSEILLE — Last week, France hosted two competing world water events, the official World Water Forum (WWF), convened every three years and heavily weighted to international companies along with governments,