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  1. Oman, Singapore Open Reverse Osmosis Project in Mirbat

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    Local Press Report - 05/20/2013 - 10:20

  2. DR Congo Announces Plans to Construct World’s Largest Hydropower Dam

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo this weekend announced plans to move forward with construction of the Grand Inga Dam, which once complete will be one of the world’s largest. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 19:20

  3. Kenya’s New Water Secretary Details Green Agenda

    Judi Wakhungu, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominee as Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, last week pledged to reactivate the concept of a green agenda for the country. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2013 - 10:09

  4. Zimbabwe's Capital Needs $2.5 Billion to Begin Water Augmentation Program

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    Local Press Report - 05/17/2013 - 10:17

  5. USAID Launches First-Ever Water and Development Strategy

    The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on May 21 will launch its first-ever Water and Development Strategy aimed at promoting sustainable development, achieving humanitarian goals and saving lives, the agency said. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 10:17

  6. Degremont Acquires BASF's Industrial France Water Unit

    17 May 2013- 09:42 by Local Press Report PARIS Bloomberg Degremont, the water-treatment subsidiary of Suez Environnement (SEV), acquired BASF SE (BAS)’s Industrial Water Management France SAS business. Neither BASF nor Suez, Europe’s second-largest water ...

    Local Press Report - 05/17/2013 - 10:17

  7. Private Sector Help Needed to Curb “Out of Control” Economic Losses From Disasters: UN

    Economic losses due to natural disasters are “out of control” and will continue to rise if disaster risk management does not become a fundamental aspect of government and business investment strategies, according to a new report from the United Nations. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2013 - 11:00

  8. Syrian Refugees Overwhelming Region Due to Dwindling Resources

    More than 1.4 million people have fled the ongoing violence in Syria for neighboring countries, straining already limited resources like freshwater and food in Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, according to relief groups. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2013 - 11:05

  9. Morocco Expects $1 Billion USD in Annual Funding from AfDB

    The Moroccan government is expecting an annual loan package of $1 billion USD from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for major infrastructure projects over the next four years, according to Moroccan Finance Minister Nizar Baraka. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 10:17

  10. SMN Barka Power Company Looks to Increase Desal Production

    16 May 2013- 10:46 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Oman Daily Observer The 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 ...

    Local Press Report - 05/16/2013 - 10:54

  11. Nigerian Minister Identifies Lack of Funds, Staff As Reason for Water Challenges

    16 May 2013- 10:31 by Local Press Report ABUJA Premium Times The Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochepke, has identified inadequate budgetary provision and inadequate staff as some of the factors limiting its performance. Ochekpe stated this to ...

    Local Press Report - 05/16/2013 - 10:54

  12. Gender Affects Food Security in Africa

    There are significant differences between men and women when it comes to agriculture and food management in Kenya and Tanzania, with women often forced to farm lower-quality lands and left wthout access to the most productive farming methods, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 12:50

  13. 45 Countries Have Less Than 50 Percent Sanitation Coverage: UN

    Despite large gains in increasing the number of people with access to an improved sanitation source, 45 countries still have less than 50 percent coverage, according to a new United Nations’ report released this week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2013 - 11:03

  14. UNICEF Gives Sudan $284 Million for Children’s Sanitation, Drinking Water, Health

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) last week signed a $284.3 million USD agreement with Sudan to fund projects to improve drinking water, sanitation, health, food and education for children. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 10:04

  15. Kenyan Government Turns to Clean Mining Technology

    Kenya’s newly created Ministry of Mining and other government agencies this week began the process of developing guidelines to protect water and environmental resources near mineral exploration sites. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 10:04

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