17 May 2013 - 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — More than 1.4 million people have fled the ongoing violence in Syria for neighboring countries, straining already limited resources like freshwater and food in Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, acc
13 May 2013 - 07:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
istanBul, turkey — The Istanbul Waterworks Authority (ISKI) confirmed last week that raw sewage from the village of Sazlıbosna, in the Arnavutköy district, has been contaminating the 55 million cubic meter Sazlıdere
9 May 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors Company has qualified for the final stage of a $300 million USD desalination and drinking water pipeline network project in the southern Iraqi governorat
8 May 2013 - 09:21 by Local Press Report
PARIS (Bloomberg ) — Danone, owner of the Evian water brand, acquired a 50.1 percent stake in Sirma to expand in Turkey’s water market.
22 Mar 2013 - 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — Iraq’s share of the Euphrates River’s water has hit a new low, reaching 15 billion cubic meters per year, and the country’s ministry of water resources is blaming neighboring Turkey’s dam-buildin
21 Mar 2013 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
ANKARA (Green Prophet) — Untreated wastewater from factories in the town of Bafa, which lies east of the lake, is being dumped in the lake, according to Turkish paper Hürriyet Daily News. At the lake’s western end,
18 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SYRIA, RAKKA — Rebels took control of Syria’s biggest hydropower dam last week, according to insurgents in the country and abroad.
14 Feb 2013 - 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, PASADENA — Large parts of the Middle East region have seen a rapid decline in freshwater reserves over the last decade, according to a new study to be published on February 15 in the journal Water Resources R
21 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
turkey, ANKARA — The Turkish Council of State has ordered a stay on construction of the Ilısu Dam on the Tigris Riverin southeastern Turkey, according to a local environmental group, Doğa Derneği, a partner of Bird
9 Jan 2013 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — Gama Energy, a joint venture company of Turkey's Gama group and General Electric Co., expects to complete Jordan’s $1.1 billion USD Disi water conveyance project in the second half of 2013, accordi
31 Oct 2012 - 09:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The government of Iraq’s Kurdistan region on October 28 announced a $135 million USD project in the northern cities of Irbil and Dahuk.
22 Oct 2012 - 09:21 by Local Press Report
istanBul (Bloomberg Businessweek) — Turkey inaugurated a water pipeline designed to help clean Istanbul’s fabled Golden Horn area, part of $758 million in spending to rehabilitate the waterway once plied by the Ottoman sultans.
17 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government is calling on the international community to pressure Turkey to halt dam construction on trans-boundary rivers, which is affecting the flow of water to Iraq.
26 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The Union for the Mediterranean -- a multilateral partnership that aims to promote stability and prosperity in the Mediterranean region -- is actively seeking funding for Gaza’s proposed desalinati
26 Sep 2012 - 08:45 by Local Press Report
BODRUM (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) — The Municipality of Bodrum / BOSKI, hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towa
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
29 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources is accusing neighboring Iran of using the Alwand River in a way “that harms Iraqi interests.”
13 Aug 2012 - 08:32 by Local Press Report
ANKARA (Hurriyet Daily News) — Twelve firms which lost their licenses to produce water carboys were given permission to restart operations after improving their health standards today (August 13). A total of 20 firms had be
7 Aug 2012 - 08:23 by Local Press Report
ANKARA (Trend News Agency) — The Ministry of Health of Turkey has announced that it has discovered 15 bottled water companies that are selling unsanitary water in violation of government health codes, in a written statement
31 Jul 2012 - 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Countries throughout the Middle East are donating millions of dollars in aid for Syrian refugees fleeing the violent conflicts in that country.
18 Jul 2012 - 08:39 by Local Press Report
istanBul (Hurriyet Daily News) — Four Turkish police officers and 10 Syrian refugees were injured after a riot broke out at a refugee camp in the southeastern province of Kilis. Around 500 Syrian refugees staying at a camp ne
12 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
10 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament last week called on the United Nations to help the country resolve its domestic and regional water problems and disputes over shared water resources.
5 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government plans to establish a "higher water council" to manage national water resources and negotiate international water issues, Iraqi officials said last week.
1 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — Arab League water ministers officially approved a "unified water strategy" on May 31 during a summit in Baghdad.
31 May 2012 - 10:01 by Local Press Report
istanBul (The Development Newswire) — World leaders and representatives from Somalia are set to convene for the second time this year to discuss the country’s infrastructure sector and other long-term development needs. The Seco
29 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland — Company representatives from Israel’s Tahal Group announced plans to participate in the future privatization of Poland’s water infrastructure sector.
24 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s controversial $18 billion USD project to revive the country’s four key rivers while fostering sustainable power and farming will be completed this year, according to the project’s e
24 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, YALTA — Ukraine’s Greater Yalta region, on the southern coast of Crimea, will begin formulating and implementing individual programs to develop fresh and wastewater infrastructure in major towns and cities
21 May 2012 - 09:39 by Local Press Report
JERUSALEM/GAZA (Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey)) — The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency’s (TİKA) assistance to Palestine has reached $118 million.
23 Apr 2012 - 10:59 by Local Press Report
BODRUM (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) — Full Story - Turkey's city of Bodrum has received a loan from the European Bank for Reco
16 Apr 2012 - 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Turkey and three other nations in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions have agreed to form a high-level group to cooperate on managing their increasingly threatened water supplies.
11 Apr 2012 - 11:52 by Local Press Report
AMMAN (Jordan Directions) — Full Story - A High Level Group, to be chaired by Prince Hassan bin Talal, has
3 Apr 2012 - 08:20 by Local Press Report
duBai (The National (United Arab Emirates)) — Water use must be reduced and the Arabian Gulf kept clean if desalination is to remain a solution to the Gulf’s needs, experts say.
20 Mar 2012 - 12:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
istanBul, turkey — Water ministers from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries officially adopted a collaborative Water Vision at the end of their conference in Istanbul, Turkey, this month.&nbs
20 Mar 2012 - 11:56 by Local Press Report
HASANKEYF (World Press Review) — Hasankeyf, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, has outlived the comings and goings of multiple civilizations in southeastern Turkey.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:45 by Local Press Report
ANKARA (4-Traders) — WYG, a leading global company in wastewater projects is helping Turkey reach EU standards by facilitating improvements to environmental protection and living standards for two eastern Turkey citi
5 Mar 2012 - 08:54 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Daily Mail (United Kingdom)) — Millions of pounds of British aid is being used to upgrade Turkey’s sewage system, MPs have been told.