International Water Weekly
29 Feb 2012 - 19:53 by Local Press Report
WARSAW (Warsaw Business Journal (Poland)) — The process of extracting shale gas does not lead to contamination of the water table or to the release of excessive levels of polluting gas into the atmosphere, according to a study conducted fo
29 Feb 2012 - 08:15 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Global Times (China)) — Nearly 40 percent of river water in China failed to reach water quality standards last year, said State authorities on February 16, as they vowed to take the strictest possible measures to tackle
29 Feb 2012 - 19:49 by Local Press Report
WARSAW (CORDIS) — Scientists in Poland have discovered that it is easy to clean and treat polluted water for extraction of valuable chemicals, such as those used in the production of drugs.
29 Feb 2012 - 08:14 by Local Press Report
MACAU (Macau Daily Times) — The Macau peninsula wastewater treatment plant “is in an appalling condition,” the current operator says, but the infrastructure’s modernization project remains on hold as a legal dispute over th
29 Feb 2012 - 20:03 by Local Press Report
YEREVAN (Armradio.am) — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a $15 million USD loan for the Municipal Water Project for Armenia.
28 Feb 2012 - 22:58 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Manila Bulletin (Philippines)) — The Department of Science and Technology last week assured that it is open to the adoption of the Water Hyacinth Harvester to help address the problem of water hyacinth or “water lily” that clog
28 Feb 2012 - 22:56 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Malaya (Philippines)) — The Philippines has far exceeded its water carrying capacity, with grave consequences to agriculture.
28 Feb 2012 - 22:54 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Manila Bulletin (Philippines)) — Water concessionaire Manila Water Inc.
28 Feb 2012 - 22:52 by Local Press Report
sinGapore (Water World) — Toray Industries has won an order to supply reverse osmosis membrane elements to the Tuaspring Desalination Plant in Singapore.
28 Feb 2012 - 22:50 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Thai News Agency) — Thailand’s Constitution Court was set to rule on the constitutionality of two executive decrees allowing the government to borrow $8.6 billion USD in loans and to transfer the debt of the Financi
28 Feb 2012 - 23:04 by Local Press Report
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua (China)) — The unavailability of safe and hygienic drinking water has increased the sale of bottled water many times in Pakistan, local media reported on February 22.
28 Feb 2012 - 22:47 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (AsiaOne (Singapore)) — The quality of water in the Premprachakorn canal -- one of Bangkok’s main drainage channels -- has deteriorated badly, the Environmental Quality Promotion Department has reported.
28 Feb 2012 - 23:01 by Local Press Report
karachi (Pakistan Observer) — The leather industry, a major earner of foreign exchange, is left without water due to supply suspension by the water board. Chairman PTA M.
28 Feb 2012 - 22:45 by Local Press Report
HANOI (VietnamNet Bridge) — “The rice bowl of Southeast Asia is severely under threat because of irrigation practices and inadequate river flows in the (Mekong) delta,” said Arjun Thapan, a senior ADB advisor on infrastructur
27 Feb 2012 - 15:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Tensions between upstream and downstream Nile Basin countries were heightened last week after Ethiopian officials made statements calling for implementing the contentious Entebbe Framework water-
27 Feb 2012 - 15:48 by Local Press Report
BEIRUT (Al Akhbar (Lebanon)) — As OOSKAnews Weekly Water Report, Middle East and Africa reaches deadline, Lebanese daily Al Akhbar released water-related content from Wikileaks’ leaked Stratfor emails.
27 Feb 2012 - 14:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Investment in small and medium-sized desalination plants could solve the drinking water crisis in Sub-Saharan African nations, say executives from Israeli conglomerate IDE Technologies.
27 Feb 2012 - 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Sanitation services in rural Egypt are deteriorating, posing a threat to human health and the environment, according to a study published February 20.
27 Feb 2012 - 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The health of freshwater ecosystems will determine the course of sustainable development globally, including food and energy security, human health, and resilience to climate change, according to
27 Feb 2012 - 15:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Water Authority and the French Development Agency on February 21 signed two agreements for water and wastewater projects in the city of Jenin, which has long struggled with poor d
27 Feb 2012 - 15:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Kafr al Sheikh Drinking Water and Sanitation Company lost $10 million USD during the past fiscal year, according to a report issued February 21 by Egypt’s Central Auditing Agency.
27 Feb 2012 - 15:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African construction firm Basil Read in mid-February won the $152 million USD tender for the second phase of the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project.
27 Feb 2012 - 14:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — The number of Rwandan households with access to safe drinking water has increased slightly in the past five years, thanks to efforts to increase protection of water resources, a new government re
27 Feb 2012 - 10:11 by Local Press Report
MOGADISHU (World Bulletin (Turkey)) — Turkey’s water works agency has opened two more water wells in a Mogadishu refugee camp that houses 20,000 Somalis who fled drought and violence to the country’s capital as part of continued Turk
27 Feb 2012 - 10:35 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (ElectroIQ) — Oman represents one of the fastest growing power and water sectors in the Middle East region with electricity and desalinated water demand expected to increase until 2017 at an average growth rat
27 Feb 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
lusaKa (Newsday (Zimbabwe)) — Zambia and Zimbabwe have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly construct the 1,650-megawatt Batoka hydropower project.
27 Feb 2012 - 10:33 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)) — The Ghantoot Group on Sunday announced that it will invest $500 million USD in various projects in Oman’s hospitality, water and power sectors.
27 Feb 2012 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
lusaKa (Times of Zambia) — The Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company yesterday disconnected water supply to all prisons in Central province to recover more than $38,000 USD owed in water bills.
27 Feb 2012 - 10:31 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Oman Daily Observer) — The Tender Board on February 21 awarded projects worth $21 million USD, including the expansion of the water distribution network in Al Buraimi, design and construction of internal roads in Shann
27 Feb 2012 - 10:48 by Local Press Report
MANAMA (TradeArabia News Service) — PT Moya Indonesia, a subsidiary of Bahrain holding company Moya, has signed a 25-year build, operate and transfer (BOT) contract with the Indonesian Municipal Authority for the country’s biggest
27 Feb 2012 - 10:24 by Local Press Report
duBai, BEIRUT (Middle East Online) — Instability in Syria has aggravated an already vulnerable situation for tens of thousands of farmers and herders affected by recurrent drought, but only a fraction of them have received assistanc
27 Feb 2012 - 10:46 by Local Press Report
MANAMA (TradeArabia News Service) — The Al Dur Power and Water Company’s plant in Bahrain achieved full commercial operation earlier this month, it was announced today.
27 Feb 2012 - 10:19 by Local Press Report
DAR ES SALAAM (The East African) — Tanzanians living in urban areas are already grappling with higher electricity tariffs; it now appears they will soon have to pay more for water as well.
27 Feb 2012 - 10:43 by Local Press Report
BAGDAD (IRIN) — Fluctuating water levels in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraq’s primary sources of surface water, will continue to mar agricultural development unless more equitable water access rights are a
27 Feb 2012 - 10:15 by Local Press Report
TUNIS (Xinhua (China)) — Fourteen out of Tunisia’s 34 dams have reached full capacity following the heavy rains recently recorded in several areas of the country, the official TAP press agency reported on February 22.&nb
27 Feb 2012 - 10:37 by Local Press Report
KUWAIT CITY (Kuwait Times) — The Cabinet will refer a recommendation to the Parliament to privatize power plants and water desalination stations in Kuwait, the Consumer Affairs Department stated in a recent report, quoting s
Venezuela Downplays Pipeline Blast? One Million People Affected, Journalists Excluded From Oil Spill Zone
24 Feb 2012 - 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — An oil spill caused by a pipeline explosion in Venezuela is affecting the water supply of over 1 million people, despite government claims that the situation is under control.
24 Feb 2012 - 16:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, SAN LUIS POTOSI — The aquifers in Mexico’s San Luis Potosi state are currently drawing 1.5 times their capacity, according to National Water Commission (Conagua) head José Luis Luege Tamargo.
24 Feb 2012 - 16:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Federal legislators and leaders of rural communities are warning of the potential for conflict over water in rural areas due to the severe drought in Mexico.
24 Feb 2012 - 16:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico on February 8 formally recognized the right to access, use and sanitation of water for personal and domestic use.