17 Jan 2013 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
ABU DHABI (International Desalination Association) — The International Desalination Association (IDA) convened the first meeting of its global Energy Task force on January 15 in conjunction with the International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi.
16 Jan 2013 - 01:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — A consortium of Singapore water services company Hyflux and Japan’s Hitachi has signed a water purchase agreement to deliver desalinated water to the Dahej Special Economic Zone in Gujarat, India,
16 Jan 2013 - 01:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Lithuania, VILNIUS — More than 78,000 Lithuanian residents are supplied with drinking water that contains excessive levels of fluoride.
16 Jan 2013 - 01:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi government has allocated $179 million USD for water and sanitation projects in the kingdom’s northern and eastern regions, Saudi water officials announced on January 12.
16 Jan 2013 - 02:57 by Local Press Report
ZHONGHE (Radio Free Asia) — Residents and officials in China's southern island province of Hainan have been avoiding drinking local tap water for months, following reports that the water supplied to their homes is contamina
15 Jan 2013 - 13:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — The final panel of the day explored the increasing links between water and energy, as each is critical for the other, and both are being demanded in greater quantities by a growing global populat
15 Jan 2013 - 09:14 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — Azerbaijan’s national water operator Azersu OJSC has launched a project of reconstruction of Khirdalan city’s sewage system. Azersu reports that rainwater collectors with length of 2.5 km ar
14 Jan 2013 - 02:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — In an amendment to the Law on Water Resources that came into effect with the new year, communities in Vietnam will now in theory have more say over projects that use water in their areas.
14 Jan 2013 - 02:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — A consortium of France’s GDF Suez, Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Kuwaiti partner Abdullah Hamad Al Sagar & Brothers won the contract for Kuwait’s Al Zour North Independent Water and Power Pr
14 Jan 2013 - 07:37 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Focus Information Agency) — Many Bulgarian cities might face water supply restrictions in the winter due to the unequal distribution of water resources, Bulgarian Water Association President Ivan Ivanov said in an interview w
14 Jan 2013 - 07:23 by Local Press Report
POINT LISAS (Trinidad Express) — The Ministry of Water Resources and Environment has done the necessary homework to prepare for the ten-day period during which the desalination plant at Point Lisas will be shut down, Minister Gang
14 Jan 2013 - 07:44 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (The Hindu) — In a move to curb the unbridled use of water and check pollution, the Government plans to introduce a system under which big industries will have to file ‘water returns’, on the lines of income-t
11 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, KolKata — The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has started installing water meters for all industrial and residential consumers, in hopes the move will help it secure funding from the government and the Asian D
10 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and the Qatari General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) signed a contract on January 7 to build a $500 million USD desalination plant in R
10 Jan 2013 - 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR — Water disruptions in the Ampang and Wangsa Maju area in Malaysia stretched for more than seven days after the New Year began, prompting criticism from government officials and water consumers of
10 Jan 2013 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
BELGRADE (Water World) — The water utility serving the Serbian city of Novi Sad, Vodovod i Kanalizacija, said it plans to invest over $29.4 million USD in water and sewer system upgrades in 2013. The utility company
9 Jan 2013 - 09:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin this month signed into law the first step in a major transition to long-term strategic pricing structures for the Russian water and sanitation industry.
9 Jan 2013 - 09:13 by Local Press Report
lusaKa (Lusaka Times) — The National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) has directed Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company to use a sanitation levy and address the poor sanit
9 Jan 2013 - 09:05 by Local Press Report
MUMBAI (Times of India) — The acute water crisis in the state may leave cola plants, water-intensive bottling units, breweries and vineyards thirsting for the one resource that is absolutely vital to their operation.
8 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — A number of rate increases and adjustments went into effect across Mexico with the new year, along with discounts on existing debts, with the goal of increasing collection.
8 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia — The Zambian government has fired the entire management staff of the Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company, which provides water supply and sanitation services to Northern and Muchinga provinces.
8 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya has completed two of the five large dams the government approved three years ago, and plans to commission them soon, according to senior officials at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.
8 Jan 2013 - 09:45 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — Azerbaijan’s national water operator Azersu OJSC has finished a pilot project in settlement Yeni Guneshli of Surakhani district of Baku. The company reports that within the pilot project in
8 Jan 2013 - 10:57 by Local Press Report
MUMBAI (Frost & Sullivan) — The Indian Water and Wastewater treatment market is at growth phase and is expected to reflect high growth rate for the next five years.
7 Jan 2013 - 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Chinese authorities last week unveiled a plan to boost the country’s desalination industry in order to meet growing water demand.
7 Jan 2013 - 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — Bangladesh's Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) at the beginning of the year suspended renewal of all licenses for bottled water marketing companies in an effort to curb what it said
7 Jan 2013 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
SAN DIEGO (Haaretz) — Israel's IDE Technologies will help construct and run a nearly $1 billion desalination plant along the coast of southern California to help alleviate the region's water shortage. The facilit
4 Jan 2013 - 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi government expects to spend $6.4 billion USD on water and sanitation projects in the kingdom this year, according to officials.
3 Jan 2013 - 09:48 by Local Press Report
JEDDAH (Bloomberg ) — Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company has started work on a $133 million USD water storage plant in Jeddah that aims to ensure secure water supplies in the city, the Arab News said, citing NWC.&nbs
2 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India's draft 12th Five-Year Plan, released last week, includes a set of measures to improve water use efficiency in industrial activities.
2 Jan 2013 - 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — UAE-based Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has teamed up with the National Research Foundation (NSF) to find and monitor fog that might offer a new freshwater source.
2 Jan 2013 - 10:26 by Local Press Report
HYDERABAD (Postnoon) — The severe shortage of water supply in the water reservoirs in and around Hyderabad will mean a severe water scarcity this summer.
2 Jan 2013 - 10:16 by Local Press Report
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Haiti Libre) — The recent financial assistance agreement signed between the Swiss Ambassador, Edita Vokral, Jacques Rousseau, Minister of Public Works and Engineering Lionel Joseph Duvalsaint, CEO of the National
20 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — Israel’s Manufacturers’ Association is calling on the Israel Water Authority to halt a 17.5 percent hike in industrial water rates set to kick in on January 1, 2013.
20 Dec 2012 - 10:41 by Local Press Report
DJIBOUTI CITY (Government of Ethiopia) — The European Union's Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, on Wednesday (December 19th) said the European Union will support Djibouti's project to build a desalination plant. The plant
20 Dec 2012 - 10:12 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (ynetnews.com) — A mission of top Israeli experts travels to Raipur, New Delhi to further advance two nations' collaboration on urban water management. “There is a an almost uncanny fit between India’s needs i
19 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) second environmental performance review of Tajikistan warns that the country is facing serious water, sanitation and waste management issues.
19 Dec 2012 - 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CO, DENVER — Water-borne diseases have been a major contributing factor in increasing development of water purification and wastewater treatment throughout the world, according to several US water utility exper