16 May 2013 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Trend News Agency) — Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order on additional measures to improve the provision of cultivated land with irrigation and drinking water supply for the population. It is note
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
15 May 2013 - 07:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Germany, BERLIN — There is no simple solution to water problems in Central Asia and potential for conflicts there is huge, according to Matthias Kramer, a professor at the Dresden University of Technology and partic
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
14 May 2013 - 08:37 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — Azerbaijan’s national water operator Azersu OJSC is realizing complex work to improve water supply and sewerage infrastructure of the city of Sumgait. The company informs that with the purpo
13 May 2013 - 07:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Bulgaria’s water sector has a strong potential for implementing public-private partnerships (PPPs), President Rosen Plevneliev said last week during meetings in Washington, DC with World Bank Presi
13 May 2013 - 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — China’s Environmental Protection Ministry has fined 88 businesses in the northern part of the country for polluting groundwater sources.
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
10 May 2013 - 07:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Poland, WROCLAW — The western Polish city of Wroclaw will launch a $23 project to expand the municipal sewage network by some 46 kilometers.
9 May 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The Dominican Republic’s National Institute of Drinking Water and Sanitation (INAPA) is cracking down on individuals or companies that use illegal water connections.
8 May 2013 - 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Australia, PERTH — Second in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
8 May 2013 - 08:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM — 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.
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 - 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Most Kazakh provinces have not managed to resolve their drinking water supply issues, the country’s deputy prosecutor general, Zhakyp Asanov, told a national online seminar on May 3.
6 May 2013 - 09:55 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — Azerbaijan’s national water operator Azersu OJSC continues to improve the water supply in remote villages and townships of the country. The company reports that on 4 May the ceremony of drin
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).
3 May 2013 - 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Hundreds of Czech municipalities, especially smaller ones, are not putting aside part of the rates collected for water and sewage services to invest in reconstruction and modernization of their inf
2 May 2013 - 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's National Water Supply and Drainage Board plans to invest $394 million USD to improve water supply in the next seven years, board chairman Karunasena Hettiarachchi said this week.
2 May 2013 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
2 May 2013 - 09:24 by Local Press Report
SKOPJE (SETimes) — In an effort to boost the country's infrastructure, the Macedonian government has earmarked $5.8 million USD for municipalities to use for projects, including construction of water supply, draina
1 May 2013 - 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru’s national sanitation authority, SUNASS, aid this week that new investment in water and sanitation infrastructure must be accompanied by investment in human resources.
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.
30 Apr 2013 - 10:38 by Local Press Report
HARARE (The Herald (Zimbabwe)) — Harare City Council is failing to supply water to residents because consumers are not servicing their water bills, a senior council official has said. This had affected the city's operations
29 Apr 2013 - 09:32 by Local Press Report
KINGSTON (Jamaica Gleaner) — In an attempt to manage the limited water supply in the Rio Cobre/Tulloch Spring and Ferry water supply systems, the National Water Commission (NWC) yesterday implemented a new distribution sched
26 Apr 2013 - 08:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — The Tajik government is preparing to host a high-level international water forum in August to celebrate the International Year of Water Cooperation, according to participants at the 16th Network Me
25 Apr 2013 - 08:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, TYUMEN — Russia’s Tyumen region has announced a new project to change the way its capital city and surrounding areas provide residents with freshwater, by utilizing underground reservoirs rather than relyin
Conversations With Water Leaders: Pat Mulroy on Urban Water Conservation and Trans-Boundary Cooperation
25 Apr 2013 - 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, NV, LAS VEGAS — First in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
24 Apr 2013 - 07:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) of Sri Lanka will be hit by a major electricity tariff increase, the government announced last week.
23 Apr 2013 - 00:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Russian private water utility operator Rosvodokanal, along with the Lipeck City Energy Company (LGEK), has proposed benchmarking for Russian vodokanals (water companies) in order to assess the coun
23 Apr 2013 - 09:50 by Local Press Report
ASTANA (Water World) — In Kazakhstan, 96 percent of the drinking water supplied to residents of rural areas is subsidized by the state, Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies Amanzhol Alpysb
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
22 Apr 2013 - 09:36 by Local Press Report
BANGALORE (Deccan Herald) — As part of the drive to keep a tab on private tankers supplying water, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has directed all the private water suppliers to obtain licences from c