8 May 2013 - 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
duBai, united arab emirates — The United Arab Emirates will expand nuclear energy projects in order to boost desalination projects, Minister of Environment and Water Rashed Ahmad Ben Fahd said last week.
30 Apr 2013 - 08:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — The Kuwaiti government on April 25 issued a call for expressions of interest for the second phase of the $1.7 billion USD Az Zour North power and desalination plant.
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
10 Apr 2013 - 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Japan, TOYKO — The cost of Thailand’s non-life insurance premiums will be based on whether or not the country implements its $12 billion USD water infrastructure plans, according to Secretary-General of Thailand’
1 Apr 2013 - 00:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi and Japanese governments are planning to establish joint water and sanitation management companies in the kingdom, according to sources at the Saudi Ministry of Water and Electricity.
27 Mar 2013 - 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK — The sparsely populated Sakhalin Island, located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Russia’s far-eastern region, is under serious threat of critical water shortages by the middle of this century.
25 Mar 2013 - 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — The United Nations stressed the theme of cooperation during this year’s 20th World Water Day events on March 22.
15 Mar 2013 - 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Geneva, switzerland — The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Global Water Partnership (GWP) teamed up this week to launch an Integrated Drought Management Program that will focus on monitoring and preventing
14 Mar 2013 - 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — A new joint study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) warns that over 75 percent of the countries in the Asia-Pacific region have a serious lack of water sec
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.
1 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities on February 25 announced $750 million USD worth of new water projects in Basra.
20 Feb 2013 - 10:36 by Local Press Report
TOKYO (Japan Daily Press) — Japanese trading houses, always known to be major players in global issues such as energy and commodities, have recently stepped up acquisitions in the global water industry.
18 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — Japan’s Marubeni Corp has finally closed a deal to buy a fifth of Manila concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc., for $400 million USD, according to disclosures submitted to the Philippine Stoc
15 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority is planning to introduce a new water law that will restructure the sector and redefine policies and strategies with regard to water and sanitation services, Palestinian
24 Jan 2013 - 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Japanese businesses operating in Thailand retain confidence in the country’s long-term water management plan, and the government is planning additional infrastructure development to further bolster
16 Jan 2013 - 01:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — A consortium of Singapore water services company Hyflux and Japan’s Hitachi has signed a water purchase agreement to deliver desalinated water to the Dahej Special Economic Zone in Gujarat, India,
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
7 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will provide a total of $17.5 million USD for water projects in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian water officials.
2 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Water and energy shortages “paralyzed” Chile’s mining industry in the second half of 2012, but mining companies expect solutions to these issues to take shape in the new year.
2 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — Japan-based Marubeni Corp. is expected to finalize a deal to purchase 20 percent of Philippine company Maynilad Water Services Inc. this month, the company announced last week.
19 Dec 2012 - 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
OMAN, MUSCAT — Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity & Water (PAEW) announced this week that Gulf Petrochemical Services and Trading (GPS) had won a $87.9 million USD contract to construct new water distrib
6 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TOKYO, Japan — The collapse of hundreds of concrete ceiling slabs last weekend in a tunnel outside Tokyo is raising calls for more spending on Japan’s aging infrastructure.
9 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Japan, OSAKA — Japan’s Water Group of Kansai-Asia Environmentaland Energy Saving Business Promotion Forum – known as “Team E- Kansai, Water Group” for short -- is exporting a range of wastewater treatment and oth
7 Nov 2012 - 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — The World Bank last week approved a $245 million USD aid package -- $80 million USD as a grant and $165 million as a no-interest loan -- for support to Myanmar’s reform efforts.
25 Oct 2012 - 10:06 by Local Press Report
FUKUSHIMA (Al Jazeera) — Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is struggling to find space to store tens of thousands of tonnes of highly contaminated water used to cool the broken reactors, the manager of the water treat
24 Oct 2012 - 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — In a two-part study released last week, the World Bank Water Partnership Program unveiled its new Green Water Defense approach for countries in East Asia.
16 Oct 2012 - 09:27 by Local Press Report
TOKYO (Daily Yomiuri Online) — With the world's water business market projected to expand to about $1.1 billion USD 2025, the industry is seen as a promising sector in global business.
16 Oct 2012 - 08:31 by Local Press Report
TOKYO (MENAFN.com) — The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed new loan agreements with six partner countries in Africa and Asia. The agreements were signed on the sidelines of the World Bank-I
15 Oct 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
TOKYO (The Japan Daily Press) — In order to secure safe drinking waters in their homeland, African delegates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank paid a visit to a Tokyo water purification plant last week t
11 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Japan, SENDAI — The World Bank, the government of Japan and international policymakers have urged greater efforts to integrate disaster risk management into national development planning and international developm
9 Oct 2012 - 08:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Japanese government will provide funding for a $57 million USD sewage treatment plant project in the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, Pale
8 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru’s Agriculture Ministry presented over $1 billion USD in investment opportunities during the Third Summit of South American and Arab Countries (ASPA), held in Lima last week.
28 Sep 2012 - 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — The pulp and paper sector requires effective wastewater treatment because of the “highly concentrated effluents produced at manufacturing plants,” and China, with a large number of manufactures,
25 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Many parts of the globe are facing “water bankruptcy,” as human and ecologically induced pressures accelerate depletion of river basins, lakes, aquifers and wetlands, according to a new UN report.<
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
24 Sep 2012 - 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — The Thai government has shortlisted seven companies to submit proposals to design and construct flood prevention projects under a $11 billion mega project.
11 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Residents of northern Thailand are on alert after Lampang and Phrae Provinces were hit by flash floods last week.
6 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — Public safety and security organization AGT International has called on governments around the world to give a higher priority to flood management in order to enhance water security and save lives.