20 May 2013 - 09:20 by Local Press Report
MIRBAT (Oman Daily Observer) — Oman and Singapore entered into a new era of bilateral trade with the official opening of RO 385 million Salalah Independent Water and Power Plant (IWVVP) in Mirbat on May 19.
16 May 2013 - 10:46 by Local Press ReportThe state-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) says it is weighing a proposal from SMN Barka Power Company, which owns and operates the Barka II power and water project in Batinah Sou
14 May 2013 - 10:01 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Sabahi) — The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) on Sunday (May 12th) agreed to loan Djibouti $35 million USD (6.3 billion francs) for further improvements in the provision of drinking wat
13 May 2013 - 09:39 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (Namibian Economist) — After years of negotiations, the national water utility, NamWater has finally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AREVA that will pave the way for negotiations and the signing of an off-tak
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 - 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, COQUIMBO — Authorities in Chile’s Coquimbo region are turning to seawater desalination to counter the effects of drought in the region.
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.
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.
3 May 2013 - 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH — The Saudi National Water Company (NWC) on April 30 signed a $587 million USD supply agreement with the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC).
1 May 2013 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
sinGapore (Fort Mill Times) — Two Singapore universities top the world in water research while a set of geographically widespread players specialize in key subsets of the water space as water efficiency attains global priority.
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.
25 Apr 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — The UAE Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) has allocated $109 million USD for water and energy projects in the emirate of Umm al Quwain, FEWA officials said on April 19.
24 Apr 2013 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Oman Daily Observer) — Water supplies were restored to the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah and the Governorate of South Batinah yesterday, said Dr Ali bin Hamad al Ghafri, Assistant Chairman of the Public Authority for Elec
22 Apr 2013 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Muscat Daily) — Even as the water supply returned to normal in Seeb on Saturday after efforts initiated by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), some say that they are still experiencing a water s
16 Apr 2013 - 07:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RECIFE — Brazil’s Pernambuco state on April 13 announced it was extending water rationing measures in the state capital, Recife.
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.
15 Apr 2013 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The Qatari government last week revealed a $60 billion USD state budget for 2013-2014 fiscal year, with major infrastructure projects taking the largest chunk of funds.
12 Apr 2013 - 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalaitha announced April 10 that her government plans to build two more desalination plants in arid parts of the state.
12 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel has invested some $825 million USD in water infrastructure in 2012, according to its Water Authority’s 2012 annual report, released this month.
11 Apr 2013 - 09:32 by Local Press Report
JEDDAH (Arab news) — The water crisis in Jeddah has reached an impasse, prompting the National Commission for Human Rights (NSHR) to perform surprise visits to the city’s major water supplying center. Hussein Al-S
8 Apr 2013 - 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — Singapore’s Hyflux Ltd announced on April 4 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hyflux Investment Consultancy and Management Service, had signed two agreements to collaborate on water and environment
8 Apr 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Chennai-based global water treatment firm VA Tech Wabag sees opportunities for desalination projects in Arab and North African countries that have started re-development work after periods of socia
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-
4 Apr 2013 - 08:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Saudi Arabia, DAMMAM — South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced this week that it has opened new water research and development center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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.
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.
29 Mar 2013 - 10:10 by Local Press Report
MPUMALANGA (NEPAD Water) — Mining giant Anglo American’s eMala- hleni water reclamation plant has responded to a call to aid communities in the flood ravaged country of Mozambique.Recent floods in the southern and central
28 Mar 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water is anticipating a water supply crisis this summer, sources in the ministry said this week.
28 Mar 2013 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
RIYADH (Bloomberg ) — Saudi Arabia has approved $138 million USD of water and sanitation projects across the kingdom, state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussaye
28 Mar 2013 - 09:50 by Local Press Report
HONGSEONG (Chemistry World) — Across the world, millions of people cannot access fresh, clean water.
27 Mar 2013 - 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is facing water shortages, with the territory’s Aqueduct and Sewerage Authority (AAA) announcing on March 25 that water volume in all eight of its main reservoirs are below optimum
26 Mar 2013 - 09:49 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Construction Week Online) — Mott MacDonald has been named owner’s engineer for the $350 million Ghubrah Independent Water Project (IWP) in Muscat, Oman. A consortium led by Malakoff International and including Sumitomo
25 Mar 2013 - 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Beijing Enterprises Water Group Ltd.
21 Mar 2013 - 08:14 by Local Press Report
sinGapore (Channel News Asia) — Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a material that promises to cut by up to half the amount of energy used to purify wastewater and reduce costs by 30 percent.&nb
20 Mar 2013 - 07:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — The emirate of Ras al Khaimah has established a new water and power company that will be responsible for all water and electricity projects and facilities in the emirate.
19 Mar 2013 - 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The rate of leakage in Saudi Arabia’s water networks is currently at 20 percent of total production, Saudi Minister of Water and Electricity Abdallah al Hussain said last week.