7 May 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority last week expressed reservations about the planned Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project championed by neighboring Israel and Jordan.
16 Apr 2013 - 07:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are studying the feasibility of building a number of major desalination plants on Al Qamar Gulf in Yemen, according to officials in the region.
5 Apr 2013 - 08:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has set a target of increasing desalinated water production by 2 million cubic meter by the end of this year, according to SWCC head Abdel-
13 Mar 2013 - 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian delegation headed by President Mohamed Morsi plans to offer a portfolio of public-private partnership (PPP) water and sanitation projects to Indian investors during a visit to New Delhi
8 Mar 2013 - 09:19 by Local Press Report
RIYADH (Water World) — The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is planning on building a 600,000 m3/day desalination facility, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The new facility will be designed to meet
14 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s Ministry of the Environment released a statement on February 12 saying it does not support the controversial Red Sea-Dead Sea conduit in the form that the World Bank has proposed.
11 Feb 2013 - 10:54 by Local Press Report
RABIGH (Arabian Business) — Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corp.
23 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation (NADWS) will invest $1.2 billion USD in national projects during the 2013-2014 financial year, said Ashraf Kassab, head of the Central D
23 Jan 2013 - 10:29 by Local Press Report
YANBU (Control Engineering) — ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order to design and deliver 420 kilovolt (kV) high voltage gas insulated switchgear (GIS) that will facilitate the supply of power to a ne
16 Jan 2013 - 03:26 by Local Press Report
TEL AVIV (Ha'aretz (Israel)) — After almost a decade of arguments over the feasibility of a proposed canal between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, the World Bank released a series of reports over the weekend that declare the pro
10 Dec 2012 - 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — The Jordanian government announced last week that it was putting the expensive and controversial Red-Dead Sea Canal Project on hold due to financial problems.
30 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Saline Water Conversion Corp.
22 Oct 2012 - 09:38 by Local Press Report
ARAETA (Shabait.com ) — The regional Administration of Southern Red Sea region indicated that 92 percent of Araeta sub-zone inhabitants have become beneficiaries of potable water supply. Teklom Tsegai from the infr
11 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The water and energy ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on October 10 agreed to move forward with creating a common GCC water network.
5 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Suez governorate this week revealed plans to build a new $150 million USD desalination plant.
4 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region as a whole will benefit from large-scale solar thermal desalination plants, as thermal and hybrid thermal-reverse osmosis desa
31 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Per capita water consumption in Saudi Arabia is 91 percent higher than the international average, according to a new report by the country’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC).
6 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — The Jordanian government is adopting an urgent plan to deal with severe water shortages throughout the kingdom.
18 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — The Jordanian government last week unveiled a national plan to cut the amount of energy used at water treatment facilities.
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.
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
5 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) plans to start using multiple-effect distillation systems, which will cut fuel use in its desalination plants by 40 percent, company offici
5 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — Israel is heralding its decision this week to go ahead with the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project as pivotal for peace-building, but environmentalists still question the project’s science.
3 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Qatari officials last week revealed a new strategy to deploy solar power on a wider scale to operate desalination facilities.
28 Jun 2012 - 08:55 by Local Press Report
CAIRO (Egypt Independent) — Despite currently making up less than one percent of Egypt's total water production, experts say desalinated water should be a vital component to Egypt's future water security. “Water desali
27 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — The Jordanian Nuclear Agency is currently holding talks with foreign companies to identify the technology that will be used in the kingdom’s first nuclear plant, according to agency chief Khaled To
15 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries on June 12 agreed to move forward with establishing a common water network that would also include Egypt.
15 May 2012 - 13:23 by Local Press Report
DHAHRAN (Saudi Daily Record) — The power and water sectors are experiencing a massive boom in Saudi Arabia, said Deputy Minister for Water Affairs Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Saud.
13 May 2012 - 13:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council last week approved a draft cooperation agreement between the kingdom’s Ministry of Water and Electricity and the Japanese government.
30 Apr 2012 - 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Ministry of Scientific Research on April 24 unveiled a $29 million USD project to build a solar-powered desalination plant in the northwestern city of Borg Al Arab.
30 Apr 2012 - 10:12 by Local Press Report
RIYADH (Bloomberg) — Full Story - Saudi Arabia’s state-owned utility National Water Co. pla
10 Apr 2012 - 11:54 by Local Press Report
Geneva (The Washington Post) — Full Story - Northern Africa’
20 Feb 2012 - 19:59 by Local Press Report
AMMAN (Bloomberg) — Jordan received offers from two groups of companies for a project that would desalinate water from the Red Sea and help replenish the Dead Sea, a spokesman at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation
13 Feb 2012 - 18:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The city of Marsa Alam, in eastern Egypt, is building a new 3,000-cubic-meter-per-day desalination plant.
30 Jan 2012 - 21:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Red Sea governorate announced a plan to upgrade its desalination facilities and build new plants during the coming couple of years.
30 Jan 2012 - 20:54 by Local Press Report
AMMAN (Jordan Times) — A Jordanian delegation is arriving in the United States this week to discuss proposals submitted by six consortia to act as master developer of the Jordan Red Sea Project, according to Adnan Zu’bi,
17 Jan 2012 - 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation said it would cut the budget for water and sanitation facilities maintenance by 40 percent because of financial difficulties that have pe
16 Jan 2012 - 17:56 by Local Press Report
TEL AVIV (Jerusalem Post (Israel)) — Israel Chamber of Commerce President Uriel Lynn is appealing to government ministers to take another look at the proposal to create a canal linking the Mediterranean and Dead seas.