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  1. Saudi Establishes Water and Energy Efficiency Program

    22 Nov 2016- 09:22 by Local Press Report RIYADH Reuters Saudi Arabia will establish a national program to optimize water and energy consumption, per a cabinet statement on Monday. The new program will review policy incentives currently in place for the ...

    Local Press Report - 12/22/2016 - 10:19

  2. Shoura Calls For a Consumption Study

    9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by Local Press Report RIYADH Saudi Gazette The Shoura Council on Tuesday called on the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture to carry out a field study to get the exact picture about the real consumption of water by the citizens ...

    Local Press Report - 11/09/2016 - 12:28

  3. Saudi Adsorption Desal and Cooling Facility Opens

    21 Sep 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The world’s first and largest seawater desalination and cooling plant has opened near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Adsorption Desalination and Cooling (ADC) will be used commercially in Saudi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/21/2016 - 11:34

  4. Saudi Arabia Hits Water Well in Northern Yemen, 30 Dead, UN Official Calls For Independent Inquiry into Rights Violations

    13 Sep 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein expressed concern today, 13th September, over ongoing Saudi air strikes, calling for an independent international ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/13/2016 - 10:07

  5. Saudi Arabia Produces 18% of World’s Desalinated Water

    12 Sep 2016- 07:12 by Local Press Report RIYADH Saudi Gazette Saudi Arabia produces 18 percent of the world’s desalinated water, according to the annual report issued by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), which runs the country’s 28 ...

    Local Press Report - 09/12/2016 - 07:12

  6. Saudi Airstrikes Cut Off Water Supply to 20,000 in Yemen

    18 Aug 2016- 07:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIZ, Yemen Airstrikes by Saudi fighter jets on August 16th destroyed a water tank in a village in Yemen’s Ahkom region, cutting off supply to some 20,000 people, Yemen’s official news agency, Saba, reported. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/18/2016 - 07:22

  7. Pollution on Jeddah's Beaches Exceeds International Standards

    26 May 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report JEDDAH Al Bawaba Pollution on Jeddah’s beaches exceeds international limits, which should be blamed on the National Water Company’s (NWC) lack of treatment for sewage, according to an environmental specialist. ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2016 - 08:59

  8. Humanitarian Aid Appeal for Yemen Only 16 Percent Funded: UN

    18 May 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations’ $1.8 billion USD humanitarian aid appeal for Yemen is only 16 percent funded, the UN director of humanitarian operation in Yemen said this week. John Ging told a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/18/2016 - 10:30

  9. Saudi King Replaces Water Minister

    25 Apr 2016- 08:10 by Local Press Report RIYADH The National Saudi Arabia’s King Salman fired the water and electricity minister following public complaints over a surge in prices less than six months after the government cut generous utility subsidies. ...

    Local Press Report - 04/25/2016 - 08:10

  10. Saudi Water and Electricity Ministry Urged to Suspend Higher Water Tariffs

    20 Apr 2016- 07:55 by Local Press Report JEDDAH Arab News The Consumer Protection Association (CPA) has urged the Ministry of Water and Electricity to suspend the higher water tariffs for households so that an assessment can be made to ensure people are ...

    Local Press Report - 04/20/2016 - 07:55

  11. $2.5 Billion Needed for Relief Efforts in Yemen: Doha Conference

    24 Feb 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar Some $2.5 billion USD is needed to support humanitarian relief work in war-torn Yemen, participants heard at a conference this week organized by Qatar Charity along with 13 regional and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/24/2016 - 10:36

  12. UN Seeks $1.8 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance in Yemen

    18 Feb 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations is seeking $1.8 billion USD for its 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, which aims to meet critical needs throughout the war-torn country. The plan includes ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/18/2016 - 11:04

  13. Saudi Arabia's Groundwater Will Run Out in 13 Years: Expert

    15 Feb 2016- 09:17 by Local Press Report HOLUF Utilities-me.com Saudi Arabia’s groundwater will run out in the next 13 years, according to Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, a water expert at King Faisal University. Climate Food Security Scarcity Social Issues Holuf ...

    Local Press Report - 02/15/2016 - 09:17

  14. Saudi-Led Airstrikes Hit Reservoir, Dam in Yemen

    9 Feb 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA’A, Yemen Airstrikes by Saudi fighter jets destroyed a reservoir in the Al Nahdin district of Sana’a on February 7 th. The reservoir, built at a cost of $4 million USD, had a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 11:01

  15. Saudi Arabia Signs $68 Million Worth of Contracts for Water, Sanitation Projects

    4 Feb 2016- 09:49 by Local Press Report RIYADH Gulf Digital News Saudi government has signed 39 contracts worth more than SR534 million ($68 million) for the implementation of water and sanitation projects across the kingdom,e as reported this week. ...

    Local Press Report - 02/04/2016 - 09:49

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