International Water Weekly
5 Oct 2011 - 09:14 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (The Financial (Georgia)) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a $10.5 million USD loan to modernize municipal infrastructure in the city of Medias, in central Romania’s Transylvania re
5 Oct 2011 - 09:25 by Local Press Report
TALLINN (Estonian Public Broadcasting) — Estonia’s Competition Authority has called into question the legal terms under which the company was privatized in 2001.
5 Oct 2011 - 09:13 by Local Press Report
TASHKENT (Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)) — Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Elyor Ganiyev told the United Nations General Assembly last month that attempts to construct large hydro-engineering structures on the upper Amu D
5 Oct 2011 - 09:24 by Local Press Report
TALLINN (Estonian Public Broadcasting) — The 2012 state budget for Estonia includes some $535 million USD for the environment.
5 Oct 2011 - 09:22 by Local Press Report
VIENNA (AFP) — A year after a major leak of toxic red sludge from an aluminum producing facility, the levels of toxic substances are lower than initially feared but still above average, according to internation
5 Oct 2011 - 09:20 by Local Press Report
BUDAPEST (Budapest Business Journal (Hungary)) — Donau Chemie will build a water treatment chemical plant at BorsodChem’s site in Kazincbarcika, northern Hungary.
5 Oct 2011 - 09:18 by Local Press Report
PRISTINA (The Associated Press) — Kosovo is cracking down on companies accused of polluting the environment.
5 Oct 2011 - 09:28 by Local Press Report
YEREVAN (Mott MacDonald (Press Release)) — Consultancy firm Mott MacDonald has completed a four-year commission as oversight consultant for the Millennium Challenge Account-Armenia (MCA-Armenia) program, funded by the U.S.
5 Oct 2011 - 09:17 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (Mott MacDonald (Press Release)) — International consulting firm Mott MacDonald won two major technical advisory projects in the water and environment sectors in Romania’s central Covasna region.
5 Oct 2011 - 09:26 by Local Press Report
MINSK (BelTA (Belarus)) — The China Development Bank will finance the project to upgrade Dobrush Paper Mill, according to Belarus’ Economy Ministry.
4 Oct 2011 - 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — Global mining company Rio Tinto is combating a legacy of bad publicity as it tries to convince the Mongolian public that a $10 billion USD copper deposit it took over from Canadian firm Ivanhoe M
4 Oct 2011 - 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Indonesia, JAKARTA — The ongoing drought in the areas near the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, has reached a worrying level.
4 Oct 2011 - 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has gotten a reprieve from The Hague-based International Court of Arbitration (ICA) in Islamabad’s case against India regarding the construction of the Kishanganga hydropower project.&nb
4 Oct 2011 - 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The ongoing tussle between Delhi’s water utility, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has intensified, with the latter claiming that the DJB has shifted only 1
4 Oct 2011 - 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has established a new agency, the Pakistan Trans-Border Water Organization (PTWO), to protect its water rights against what it deems violations by upper riparian countries India and Afgh
4 Oct 2011 - 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, BANGALORE — India’s third largest IT company, Wipro, is reportedly in advanced talks with Tata group company Voltas to sell its water business.
4 Oct 2011 - 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Indian water and wastewater management company VA Tech Wabag won orders worth $16.1 million USD from Switzerland.
4 Oct 2011 - 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Authorities in the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh have endorsed a plan to tackle pollution triggered by the Phong Khe paper craft village.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:48 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Taipei Times (Taiwan)) — Protesters representing several environmental organizations held demonstrations asking for an end to construction of the Xiulang Reservoir on the Sindian River, saying the project would cause irrev
4 Oct 2011 - 09:25 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Philippine Inquirer) — The Department of Health is urging residents in Luzon to boil drinking water for at least three minutes to prevent outbreaks of water-borne diseases.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:46 by Local Press Report
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (Press Trust of India) — Kerala state’s government said it hopes to finalize an agreement with the World Bank soon for $198 million USD for the Jalanidhi drinking water supply and sanitation program.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:23 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (The GreenBiz.com) — South Korean electronics maker LG Group says it plans to invest more than $6.7 billion USD in green businesses by 2015 as part of the company’s “Green New Business” strategy.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
KALYAN (Hindustan Times (India)) — Explosives were found last week at the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) water treatment plant in the village of Barave village.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:20 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Environment News Service) — Thailand’s rivers are increasingly being polluted by industrial wastewater and solid waste dumping, and the government has no clear strategy for preventing the contamination, according to local res
4 Oct 2011 - 09:37 by Local Press Report
KUALA LUMPUR (Upstream Online) — Malaysian water treatment company Puncak Niaga plans to fully acquire construction and subsea services company Global Offshore Malaysia (GOM) and pipelay barge owner KGL for $59 million USD, as par
4 Oct 2011 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (The Northern Echo (United Kingdom)) — The European Commission last week said it would not oppose the bid by Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI), which is owned by Chinese billionaire Li Ka Shing, to take over Nort
4 Oct 2011 - 09:14 by Local Press Report
HYDERABAD (The Hindu (India)) — Ramky International Private Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:34 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Asian Development Bank) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has created a new fund to finance major infrastructure projects in the region.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:54 by Local Press Report
NANCHANG (China Daily) — Governments of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) regional cooperation bloc pledged to work for closer ties in their water resources, transport networks, emergency response, product quality supervision an
4 Oct 2011 - 09:30 by Local Press Report
RANGOON (Voice of America) — Construction of the Chinese-backed Myitsone hydroelectric dam in Kachin state will be suspended, Burmese President Thein Sein said.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:51 by Local Press Report
4 Oct 2011 - 09:27 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) is sending a team of experts to Boracay Island to assess the quality and volume of water there and to locate the island’s aquifers in an effort to determin
3 Oct 2011 - 16:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The governorate of Assiut said it would continue construction of two sewage treatment stations in the villages of Minqibad and al Awamer.
3 Oct 2011 - 16:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, MA, TOPSFIELD — The International Desalination Association (IDA) on September 22 announced that Dr.
3 Oct 2011 - 16:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZIMBABWE, BULAWAYO — Water contamination concerns have resurfaced in Gwanda, a small gold mining town 150 kilometers from Bulawayo, because of both legal and illegal mining activities along the Mtshabezi River, a cri
3 Oct 2011 - 16:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s largest water services provider will overhaul its billing system to improve revenue collection and minimize water waste within the next 34 months.
3 Oct 2011 - 16:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s New Valley governorate will create a drinking water and sanitation company independent from the Assiut Drinking Water and Sanitation Company, officials said.
3 Oct 2011 - 16:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — International consulting firm DACC Solutions has partnered with the Kenyan government to initiate a range of clean water and environmental hygiene projects in the country.
3 Oct 2011 - 15:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Empowering women to play a more substantial role in community development, including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects, was one of the main themes of the Clinton Global Initiative (CG
3 Oct 2011 - 16:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, AHMEDABAD — Israeli water companies have shown an interest in business opportunities in the western Indian state of Gujarat.