22 May 2013 - 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Kuwait’s Privatization Holding Company (PHC) is negotiating with a number of international firms to form a consortium to build Umm al Hayman Wastewater Treatment Plant, Kuwait’s biggest.
15 May 2013 - 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s Ministry of Environment last week announced its three main priorities for 2013-2019 -- water, waste management and the Mision Arbol reforestation project.
13 May 2013 - 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Europe’s first citizens’ initiative, “Water Is a Human Right,” has collected more than 1.5 million signatures across the continent, with eight nations surpassing minimum number of signatures requ
3 May 2013 - 09:45 by Local Press Report
TARRAGONA (BASF (press release)) — BASF is the first chemical company to achieve gold-level certification according to the European Water Stewardship (EWS) standard for its production site in Tarragona, Spain.
1 Apr 2013 - 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA — Spanish multinational Abengoa S.A. last week announced the launch of a pilot desalination plant project in Chile’s Antofagasta province.
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
17 Jan 2013 - 09:38 by Local Press Report
BARCELONA (Union of the Mediterranean ) — The UfM labelled project “Overcoming Governance challenges to the mobilization of financing for the Mediterranean water sector”, promoted by the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWP-Med) a
Latin America and Caribbean Need $249 Billion Investment for Urban Water Coverage by 2030: UN-HABITAT
5 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, MADRID — A total of $249 billion USD is needed to improve urban water coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030, with additional investment needed for wastewater treatment plants, sanitation and d
21 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA — Chile's mining sector faces obstacles due to water shortages in the northern part of the country and the high cost of energy needed to transport water to higher altitudes, according to a senior min
24 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, MADRID — The Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO) will discuss issues affecting children in the region, including lack of drinking water and sanitation, and seek solutions to them during its meeting
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.
11 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Interior is launching a program to assess the quantities and types of narcotics people in the country are using by testing wastewater.
4 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) won a $37.7 million USD water pipeline project in Abu Dhabi, company officials announced last week.
9 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned last week of a looming “water war” in the region, as the West Bank and Gaza grapple with severe water shortages.
26 Jul 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with foreign donor organizations and governments aimed at improving the water sector in the Palestinian Territories.
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.
13 Jun 2012 - 08:25 by Local Press Report
BARCELONA (AlertNet) — A scramble for cheap African farmland by foreign investors threatens to leave millions of people without water and could ultimately drain the continent's rivers, a report warns. "If these land
21 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Spanish companies plan to invest a minimum of $3 billion USD on infrastructure in Peru over the next five years, making the European country Peru’s main commercial partner.
10 May 2012 - 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — The Guatemalan government last week launched its new Water for All program, with $100 million USD in funds from Spain’s international development cooperation agency (AECID) and $60 million USD in
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
21 Mar 2012 - 22:04 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Bloomberg) — Large parts of Spain and Eastern Europe lack water, with less than 200 millimeters of freshwater available each year while demand is three to 10 times higher, the European Union reported.
29 Feb 2012 - 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MUMBAI, India — Maharashtra state’s water regulator is considering allowing farmers to trade water rights as a way to promote more efficient water use.
16 Feb 2012 - 16:59 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Tierramerica) — As half of Mexico endures one of the most severe droughts in its history, cloud seeding appears to be a promising way to bring desperately needed rain, although it remains a source of controversy.
28 Nov 2011 - 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) will provide $22 million USD for two water projects in three regions of Peru.
27 Oct 2011 - 10:46 by Local Press Report
washington, dc (Inter-American Development Bank) — The Bolivian government will receive a $20 million USD loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and a $20 million USD grant from Spain through the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and
26 Oct 2011 - 09:06 by Local Press Report
LEIPZIG (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers) — A new study finds that pesticides are a bigger environmental problem than previously thought in European waterways.
19 Sep 2011 - 17:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Germany, HAMBURG — Researchers in Australia are working to develop a solar-powered water pumping and purification system that could help areas where electricity and potable water are in short supply.
3 Aug 2011 - 19:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, SANTANDER — Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru are cooperating on a study on food and water security, focused on the areas of agricultural trade relations, universal access to food and the pres
14 Jul 2011 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
SANTIAGO DE CHILE (Vina Concha y Toro S.A. (Press Release)) — Chilean wine producer Vina Concha y Toro announced that, one year after measuring its water footprint in partnership with the Fundacion Chile and the Water Footprint Network, the company is using 4
9 Jun 2011 - 19:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASUNCION, Paraguay — The first tenders for construction of Paraguay’s Chaco aqueduct will be launched in the second half of this year.
10 May 2011 - 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Australian government last week approved a $23.2 million USD grant for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-administered trust funds for water and clean energy investment initiatives in Asia and
12 Apr 2011 - 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — A river rehabilitation program in Las Pinas, a small city of a little over half a million people in the Philippine capital region, is one of the United Nations’ first two winners for its “W
5 Apr 2011 - 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — The Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) has invited bids from local and foreign companies to provide consultancy services for the city’s third seawater desalination plan
4 Apr 2011 - 15:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) has offered bids for two desalination plant projects in the United Arab Emirates, according to company chairman Ali Abu Halawa.
30 Mar 2011 - 09:15 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (European Commission) — The European Commission has issued a report evaluating member states’ progress in addressing water scarcity and droughts. It found that in 2009-10, water scarcity occurred in Southern Europe.
22 Mar 2011 - 19:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, PITHAMPUR — Indian water and submersible pump manufacturer Shakti Pumps India has approached IFCI Venture Capital Funds to raise money for its expansion plans.
28 Feb 2011 - 14:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEL AVIV — Israel’s national water carrier, Mekorot, won the right to build the Ashdod water desalination plant after disagreements with the Ministry of Finance over a price mechanism were resolved earlier
14 Feb 2011 - 14:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, ZARAGOZA — North African countries are likely to experience dramatic climatic changes that will affect sustainability, quantity, quality and management of water resources, according to a new report publishe
31 Jan 2011 - 01:00 by Local Press Report
TEL AVIV (Globes (Israel)) — Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, has accused Shikun u’Binui Holdings Ltd. and Global Environmental Services Ltd. (GES), a unit of Azrieli Group Ltd.
18 Jan 2011 - 20:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Chilean President Sebastian Piñera recently announced the sale of its shares of four major water companies based in Chile.