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  1. Saudi Water and Electricity Minister Signs Contracts for 45 Projects

    28 Jul 2015- 09:45 by Local Press Report RIYADH Saudi Gazette The Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al-Hussayyen on Monday signed 45 water and sanitation contracts at a cost of over $187 million in various regions of the Kingdom. ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2015 - 09:45

  2. Kazakh Farms to Adopt Drip Irrigation Technology

    28 Jul 2015- 09:44 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times The Kazakh Fund for Financial Support of Agriculture (FFSA) started recently implementing a drip irrigation programme under the Agrobusiness-2020 state branch program. Equipment for 40 projects ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2015 - 09:44

  3. Lusaka Reduces Water Rationing

    28 Jul 2015- 09:43 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Lusaka Times Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) says it has reduced rationing of water in most areas in Lusaka. LWSC Public Relations Officer Topsy Sikalinda said today that the rationing of water ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2015 - 09:43

  4. Australian Firm Criticized Over Myanmar Dam

    28 Jul 2015- 09:42 by Local Press Report YANGON Daily Telegraph Australia's Snowy Mountains Engineering Corp (SMEC) is facing mounting criticism over its role in a 7000 megawatt hydropower project in Myanmar. SMEC is undertaking environmental and ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2015 - 09:42

  5. Cambodian Farmers Fight Over Water

    28 Jul 2015- 09:40 by Local Press Report SEREI SAOPHOAN Cambodia Daily Dozens of drought-hit farmers from two districts in Banteay Meanchey province scuffled on Saturday night after one group blocked a canal leading from a shared reservoir, preventing ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2015 - 09:40

  6. Copper Miner Accused of Polluting Environment in Northern Laos

    28 Jul 2015- 09:39 by Local Press Report MUANG XAY Eco-Business A company operating a copper mine in northern Laos’ Oudomxay province, CNP Exploration Mining and Import-Exports Company (CNP), has been accused of polluting the local environment and ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2015 - 09:39

  7. Taiwan to Charge Higher Rates for Heavy Water Users in Taipei, Kaohsiung

    28 Jul 2015- 09:37 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Focus Taiwan News Agency The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is expected to pass a differentiated water-price system on Tuesday to raise water rates for families in Taipei with monthly water consumption ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2015 - 09:37

  8. Haryana State Orders All Textile Factories to Build Wastewater Treatment Plants

    28 Jul 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHANDIGARH, India The Haryana government has directed all textile manufacturers in the state to build wastewater treatment plants, with the goal of achieving zero discharge of waste into the Yamuna and other ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/28/2015 - 09:59

  9. Water Quality in Romania’s Galati County Being Investigated After Infant's Death

    28 Jul 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GALAȚI, Romania The Public Health Department in Romania’s Galati County has opened an investigation into water quality in Vanatori commune, after a 3-month-old baby there died of “blue baby disease,” which is ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/28/2015 - 09:59

  10. EU Provides $27.6 Million for Water, Sanitation in Iraq

    28 Jul 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq The European Union is providing some $27.6 million USD for humanitarian projects in Iraq, including water and sanitation projects, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/28/2015 - 09:59

  11. Tomsk Utility Cracks Down on Illegal Water Connections

    28 Jul 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia The water utility in the Russian city of Tomsk is cracking down on illegal connections, and has already identified and dismantled 176 of them. Just recently, Tomsk Vodokanal (waer company) said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/28/2015 - 09:59

  12. Water Rationing Expanded to Eastern Puerto Rico

    28 Jul 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The state-run Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA) on July 27th announced the expansion of water rationing to several municipalities in eastern Puerto Rico, as drought persists across the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/03/2015 - 10:43

  13. Guanacaste Residents Protest Lack of Water

    27 Jul 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NICOYA, Costa Rica Residents in the city of Nicoya, in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province, held demonstrations over the weekend during President Luis Guillermo Solís’ visit, demanding that the government take ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/27/2015 - 11:05

  14. Standard Chartered Pakistan to Invest in Dasu Hydropower Project

    27 Jul 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Standard Chartered Bank of Pakistan, the sixth largest bank in the country, is considering investing in the country's $7.5 billion USD, 4,320-megawatt Dasu Hydropower Project, a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/27/2015 - 10:38

  15. Water to Be Tested at All Hong Kong Public Housing Estates

    27 Jul 2015- 10:17 by Local Press Report HONG KONG South China Morning Post Tap water in all 170 public housing estates in Hong Kong is to be tested for lead to tackle a spreading contamination scare and reassure worried residents. Environment Health ...

    Local Press Report - 07/27/2015 - 10:17

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