International Water Weekly
13 Mar 2012 - 00:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Twenty-one percent of Egypt’s drinking water production -- about 28 million cubic meters per day -- was wasted last year, according to a new government report.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — Gaza’s Water Authority on March 2 launched a contract to upgrade Deir al Balah desalination plant.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MAPUTO, Mozambique — Mozambique has halted a record 147 development projects over water safety and environmental concerns, including a project of mining company Rio Tinto.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The Kenyan government is mobilizing $15.2 million USD in funding for a comprehensive national program to ensure that every Kenyan has access to a toilet or latrine by 2013.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia — Zambia’s National Water Supply and Sanitation Council is amending the country’s Water Supply and Sanitation Act to make it compulsory for universities and schools, as well as hotels and other est
13 Mar 2012 - 00:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government will tender two sewage treatment plants within the next two months on a public-private partnership basis.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Community-owned businesses are helping provide long-term solutions to water and sanitation challenges for Kenya’s urban poor.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:09 by Local Press Report
IRBID (Jordan Times) — Minister of Water and Irrigation Mousa Jamani on March 7 said the ministry will re-examine its contract with a private French company to arrive at a solution for the northern region’s water probl
13 Mar 2012 - 15:41 by Local Press Report
KUALA LUMPUR (The Edge Malaysia) — The recently built Labu water treatment plant and dam in Negri Sembilan could turn into a $55.7 million USD white elephant if the federal and Selangor governments do not resolve their dispute ove
13 Mar 2012 - 15:52 by Local Press Report
CA, LOS ANGELES (The Prem Rawat Foundation (Press Release)) — Up to 25,000 people in a remote and impoverished area of Cambodia are expected to gain access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation thanks to a grant from The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF
13 Mar 2012 - 15:16 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (AsiaOne (Singapore)) — Japanese businesses want to have clear details on Thailand’s water management plan and measures to prevent flooding, opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, who completed a three-day visit to Japan
13 Mar 2012 - 00:08 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Vestergaard Frandsen and The Gold Standard (Press Release)) — Vestergaard Frandsen’s LifeStraw Carbon For Water program has become the world’s first safe water project to generate Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reduction (VER) credits, and has earned 1.4
13 Mar 2012 - 15:39 by Local Press Report
YANGON (The Irrawaddy (Myanmar)) — Environmentalists claim that scenic Inle Lake, Burma’s second largest inland body of water, needs urgent attention to prevent severe poisoning from pesticides and aggressive development.
13 Mar 2012 - 15:50 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (China Daily) — Southwest China’s drought-stricken Yunnan province is not expected to see any rainfall before March 10, the country’s meteorological authority said, adding that they will carry out artificial pre
13 Mar 2012 - 00:06 by Local Press Report
KUWAIT CITY (4-Traders) — GDF Suez and International Power (70 percent owned by GDF SUEZ) are pleased to announce that they have received preferred bidder notification, together with their consortium partners, from Kuwait
13 Mar 2012 - 15:37 by Local Press Report
sinGapore (Channel News Asia) — A Dutch environmental bio-technologist won the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012, a prestigious international award that recognizes outstanding contributions towards solving global water problems.
13 Mar 2012 - 15:48 by Local Press Report
VANCOUVER, BC (TechSci Research) — Growing water scarcity is one of the most pressing issues currently facing China, against backdrop of burgeoning industry, rapid population, economic growth and urbanization.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:02 by Local Press Report
KUWAIT CITY (Desalination.biz) — Murcia-based BEL Composite Iberica SL has been awarded a contract by Veolia subsidiary OTV to supply pressure-vessels to the Az Zour South desalination project in Kuwait.
13 Mar 2012 - 15:25 by Local Press Report
sinGapore (Xinhua (China)) — Singapore’s water agency Public Utilities Board (PUB) spends $1.03 billion USD a year on capital and operating expenses, local daily Business Times reported on March 7.
13 Mar 2012 - 15:47 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Hindustan Times (India)) — China denied on March 2 that a dam it was building on a major river in Tibet was impacting the lower reaches of the waterway in India, despite complaints that water-levels there were plunging.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:00 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (The New Dawn (Liberia)) — Thousands of Ivorian refugees at the Duogee Town Refugee Camp in Grand Gedeh County inside Liberia have begun a mass protest due to acute water shortage at the camp.
13 Mar 2012 - 15:23 by Local Press Report
SINGAPORE & STOCKHOLM (Appear Networks Systems AB (Press Release)) — A new field service solution to efficiently track portable purification units deployed at Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies customer’s water treatment facilities.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:13 by Local Press Report
AIX-EN-PROVENCE (IPS) — A week ahead of the World Water Forum (WWF), slated to run from March 12-17 in the Mediterranean city of Marseille, France, organizers told a press conference that they were determined to bring “
13 Mar 2012 - 15:45 by Local Press Report
TOKYO, SHENYANG (Teijin Limited (Press Release)) — Teijin Limited announced today that its Multi-Stage Activated Biological Process system, a core offering of the company’s wastewater treatment business, has been adopted for multiple new sewage t
13 Mar 2012 - 15:22 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (The Chosun Ilbo (South Korea)) — South Korea faces the biggest risk of a water shortage among member countries of the OECD, the organization said in a report published March 7.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:11 by Local Press Report
KARBALA (TradeArabia News Service) — UAE-based Metito, a top provider of total intelligent water management and solutions in the emerging markets, said it has won a $9 million USD sewage treatment plant project from the Iraqi govern
13 Mar 2012 - 15:43 by Local Press Report
MIRI (Malaysia Star) — A massive oil spill forced a major water treatment plant near here to shut down on March 5, interrupting the supply of 125 million liters of water daily to a population of 300,000 people in the c
13 Mar 2012 - 15:54 by Local Press Report
PHNOM PENH (Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)) — The long awaited first security listing on the Cambodian Securities Exchange became a reality on February 23 with the Security Exchange Commission of Cambodia’s “in principle” approval of Phnom P
13 Mar 2012 - 15:18 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (Asia Pulse) — Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., a leading South Korean builder, said Monday that it has won a $350 million USD wastewater treatment plant project in Colombia.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:40 by Local Press Report
SANA’A (IRIN) — Abdullah al-Marrani, his wife and nine children left the caves they were sheltering in mid-February and returned home, but life is not much better in their village of Shaab in Arhab District, som
12 Mar 2012 - 23:53 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Qatar News Agency) — Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, who is also Chairman of the Standing Committee on Water Resources, has issued decision No.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:38 by Local Press Report
HARARE (SW Radio Africa) — The Harare City Council is facing criticism for not doing enough to control the spread of typhoid, which is now being reported elsewhere in the country.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:51 by Local Press Report
DOHA (Gulf Daily News (Qatar)) — Qatar plans to invest over $5 billion USD by the end of next year to boost its power and potable water production capacity, the head of the state utility said yesterday.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:36 by Local Press Report
HARARE (The Standard (Zimbabwe)) — The Harare City Council has engaged a South African manufacturer of water treatment chemicals to conduct a trial run on one of its water works, in a move that is set to reduce its huge water trea
12 Mar 2012 - 23:49 by Local Press Report
VAAL DAM (BuaNews (South Africa)) — Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has warned farmers who are illegally drawing water from the Vaal Dam to irrigate their crops that they will face the full might of the law.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:47 by Local Press Report
ARUSHA (East African Business Week (Uganda)) — Residents of Arusha City in Northern Tanzania were of last week facing water shortage that has hit the region.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:45 by Local Press Report
ANKARA (4-Traders) — WYG, a leading global company in wastewater projects is helping Turkey reach EU standards by facilitating improvements to environmental protection and living standards for two eastern Turkey citi
12 Mar 2012 - 23:58 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Oman Daily Observer) — The fifth GCC Workshop on Rationalization of Electricity and Water, organized by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water, came up with various recommendations focusing more on spreading th
12 Mar 2012 - 23:43 by Local Press Report
duBai (Drake & Scull (Press Release)) — Drake and Scull Water and Power L.L.C, a wholly owned subsidiary of Drake and Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of
12 Mar 2012 - 23:55 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Desalination.biz) — The Oman Power & Water Procurement Company issued a request for proposals to prequalified bidders on March 4, 2012 for a build-own-operate contract for the construction of a desalination-base