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  1. Oman Plans $182 Million Worth of Water Projects in Al Amirat

    The Omani Agency for Electricity and Water last week announced plans to carry out $182 million USD worth of water projects in Al Amirat state. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2013 - 10:41

  2. Conflict Over Guatemalan Mine Leaves Two Dead

    The Guatemalan government’s decision to authorize a mine has led to violent protests, leaving two people dead, at least 16 community leaders captured, and causing the government to declare a state of siege in the departments of Jalapa and Santa Rosa. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 14:10

  3. China Fines 88 Businesses for Groundwater Pollution

    China’s Environmental Protection Ministry has fined 88 businesses in the northern part of the country for polluting groundwater sources. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/13/2013 - 10:20

  4. India’s Planning Commission Asks Haryana, Punjab State to Increase Water Use Efficiency

    The Indian government's planning commission has asked the northern states of Haryana and Punjab to make changes to their water management practices and increase water use efficiency. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  5. Ethiopia Releases Sudanese Rebels in a Bid to Prevent Attacks on Grand Renaissance Dam

    The Ethiopian government recently released rebel prisoners from the Benshangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPML), which operates from Sudan, as part of a peace process geared toward protecting the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam from attack, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 14:08

  6. Egyptian Construction Giant Qualifies for $300 Million Basra Water Projects

    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 governorate of Basra, company officials said on May 6. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 17:21

  7. Tribal Opposition Could Disrupt MWSS Dam Project Near Manila

    The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s plans to build a new 2 billion liter per day dam east of Manila to boost supply for the capital region could face resistance from leaders of tribal communities likely to be displaced by the project. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 14:09

  8. Conversations With Water Leaders: Sue Murphy on Groundwater Replenishment and Customer Relations

    Second in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  9. Kerala Government Faces Opposition to PPP Water Company

    The Kerala state government is facing stiff opposition to its plan to establish the state’s first public-private partnership (PPP) company to provide water supply. The state is currently experiencing water shortages as a result of drought. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  10. UAE to Expand Nuclear Energy to Boost Desal Production

    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. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  11. Coquimbo Authorities Say Desalination Is the “Only Solution” to Deal With Drought

    Authorities in Chile’s Coquimbo region are turning to seawater desalination to counter the effects of drought in the region.   ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  12. Wet Regions to Become Wetter, Dry Regions Face More Drought: NASA Study

    A new study by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), released May 3, has found for the first time that increasing carbon dioxide concentrations will likely affect areas with all levels of rainfall. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2013 - 16:07

  13. Palestinian Authority Wants Desalination Plant in Exchange for Approving Red-Dead Canal

    The Palestinian Authority last week expressed reservations about the planned Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project championed by neighboring Israel and Jordan. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/19/2013 - 19:47

  14. Xinxiang Environmental Authorities Search for Source of "Red River" Pollution

    Environmental authorities in Xinniang City in China’s Henan province are investigating the cause of pollution in the West Meng Jiangnu River, after local residents and bloggers last week reported that the river’s water had turned red. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2013 - 19:06

  15. Kyrgyzstan Discharged 116 Million Cubic Meters of Polluted Wastewater Into Water Bodies Last Year

    Some 116 million cubic meters of polluted wastewater were discharged into surface water bodies in Kyrgyzstan last year, the country’s National Statistics Committee said last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

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