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  1. Egyptian Rice Farmers Criticize Irrigation Minister in Front of Ambassador

    27 May 2015- 11:18 by Local Press Report KAFR EL SHEIKH Egypt Independent Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi was criticized by rice farmers in front of the Japanese ambassador in Kafr el-Sheikh at a conference on Sunday. The farmers ...

    Local Press Report - 05/27/2015 - 11:18

  2. EBRD to Provide Loan for Plava Voda Water Infrastructure

    27 May 2015- 11:20 by Local Press Report LONDON European Bank for Reconstuction and Development The EBRD is considering providing a sovereign loan to Bosnia and Herzegovina (“BiH”) towards financing of construction of water intake structures at the Plava ...

    Local Press Report - 05/27/2015 - 11:20

  3. Two-Thirds of Yemenis Without Clean Water Access: Oxfam

    27 May 2015- 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Two-thirds of the Yemeni population-- some 16 million people-- are currently without access to clean water supply due to the ongoing conflict in the country, international relief group ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/27/2015 - 08:04

  4. Bolivian Government Announces Measures to Resolve Sucre Water Crisis

    27 May 2015- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SUCRE, Bolivia The Bolivian government last week announced measures to address the water crisis in the city of Sucre, constitutional capital of the country and home to half a million people. On May 23rd, the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/27/2015 - 10:24

  5. More Russian Regions Facing Water Deficits

    27 May 2015- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A growing number of Russian regions are facing water shortages, according to Russian media reports. Water deficits have become particularly acute in the Belgorodsk and Kursk regions, as well as ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/27/2015 - 10:24

  6. Water Rationing Continues in Puerto Rico

    27 May 2015- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The water level in Puerto Rico’s dams has been dropping, the state Emergency and Disaster Administration Agency (AEMEAD) warned on May 25th. Water utility AAA said the Carraizo Dam, the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/27/2015 - 10:24

  7. Water Footprint Research Alliance Launched at XVth World Water Congress

    26 May 2015- 10:42 by Local Press Report EDINBURGH Water Footprint Network Today, at World Water Congress XV in Edinburgh, the Water Footprint Network and partners will launch the Water Footprint Research Alliance, a new initiative to advance research and ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2015 - 10:42

  8. Peru Declares State of Emergency in Islay Over Mining Protests, Violence

    26 May 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano on May 22nd declared a 60-day state of emergency in Islay province, in the country’s Arequipa region, in the wake of violent protests over Southern Copper’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2015 - 10:35

  9. Water Family Tweets as XVth World Water Congress Opens in Scotland

    26 May 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom Twitter was alive with comments from XVth World Water Congress as participants following the Opening Plenary, entitled “Global Water: a resource for development – ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/26/2015 - 10:35

  10. Saudi National Water Company Implements $4.2 Billion Worth of Projects

    26 May 2015- 10:55 by Local Press Report JEDDAH Arab News National Water Company (NWC) intends to start awarding projects to develop infrastructure of Jeddah and implement a number of drainage networks. NWC will create water treatment projects and ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2015 - 10:55

  11. Oman to Spend $6.5 Billion on Water Infrastructure

    26 May 2015- 10:57 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Al Bawaba Oman is set to spend approximately $6.5 billion for the expansion and modernization of the sultanate’s water infrastructure over the next 25 years. This comes as part of the government's ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2015 - 10:57

  12. Nile Pollution Increasing in Egypt

    26 May 2015- 10:53 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Monitor An intensive media and political momentum is taking place in Egypt in regard to the conflict with Nile headwaters countries over securing Egypt’s annual share of the Nile waters. At the same time, ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2015 - 10:53

  13. Vietnam's Long An Province Faces Shortages

    26 May 2015- 10:51 by Local Press Report HANOI VietNam News Nearly 500 households in the southern province of Long An's Tan Trach Commune have been suffering serious water shortages for several months due to the ongoing severe drought. According to ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2015 - 10:51

  14. Landslide Blocks Nepal's Kaligandaki River

    26 May 2015- 10:50 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU Nepali Times Thousands of people living along Kaligandaki River have fled their homes fearing a flash flood after a massive landslide blocked Kaligandaki River. Kaligandaki River has virtually dried up ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2015 - 10:50

  15. TEPCO, Mitsubishi Win $2.5 Billion Qatar Utility Contract

    26 May 2015- 10:49 by Local Press Report TOKYO Japan Times Tokyo Electric Power Co. has jointly won a large power and water infrastructure contract in the desert state of Qatar, it announced on Monday. Tepco and trading house Mitsubishi Corp. have been ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2015 - 10:49

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