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  • 19 Dec 2011- 21:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government has allocated $13 million USD for sanitation projects in Marsa Matrouh governorate in northwestern Egypt. According to governorate officials, $6.5 million USD was allocated for implementation of the second phase of
  • 13 Dec 2011- 10:31 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (Press Release) The local government has built a new water dam on the Muleng River to support future expansion of the CSH gold mine. China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. has completed
  • 1 Dec 2011- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES On November 16, Argentina’s Ministry of Economy and Public Finance (MECON) announced new measures aimed at eliminating service subsidies, including subsidies for water.  According to MECON, the measures will allow the state to
  • 29 Sep 2011- 10:52 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES MarketWatch Argentina is holding discussions with the Chinese state-owned China Communications Construction Company Limited to clean up the Riachuelo River basin. The waterway is polluted with industrial waste and raw sewage from the southern
  • 22 Sep 2011- 10:45 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC Exeter Resource Corporation (Press Release) The Chilean government has granted Exeter Resource Corporation a 10,726 hectare water exploration concession. The concession offers a second potential water source for the Caspiche gold-copper project
  • 1 Sep 2011- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES International environment NGO WWF has called the Riachuelo River in Buenos Aires an “open sewer,” in a new report released during World Water Week in Stockholm. According to the report, “Big Cities, Big Water, Big Challenges,” the
  • 18 Jul 2011- 13:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  Egyptian officials have requested detailed studies on planned dam projects from their Sudanese counterparts, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation. The request was made during the second session of the Nile Water Authority
  • 20 Jun 2011- 14:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Arab countries will be among the top attractors of investment in water and irrigation sectors in the near future, according to a report published by Deutsche Bank earlier this month. Over the next few years, large-scale investment will be
  • 16 Jun 2011- 13:59 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES UPI Volcanic ash from the eruption of Chile’s Puyehue volcano pose a risk to rivers in the region, which could be silted as the ash settles. This in turn could cause rivers to overflow and trigger floods. The weight of falling water and volcanic
  • Libya’s Great Man-Made River-- a $33 billion USD irrigation system built by the country’s leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, to provide water from a vast underground aquifer in the desert for the country’s densely populated coastal belt-- could become a crucial element in his fight to preserve his embattled regime. The GMMR, as the project is known, is the crowning glory of Gadhafi’s four decades in power, the showpiece of Libya’s revolution. Gadhafi himself calls it “the eighth wonder of the world.”   Hailed as a masterpiece of engineering, it provides nearly 5 million cubic meters of water a day to the cities along the Mediterranean coast in northern Libya, where most of the country’s 6.5 million people live. Libya is one of the driest countries in the world. Only 5 percent of the land gets at least 10 centimeters of rainfall a year. 
  • 26 May 2011- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentinat Aguas Bonarenses (ABSA) will invest nearly $319 million USD in water and sanitation projects, according to company president Guillermo Scarcella.  Scarcella said ABSA is planning and funding a variety of projects in Buenos Aires
  • 5 Apr 2011- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Japan, FUKUSHIMA Japanese government officials on March 28 announced restrictions on drinking water in at least four areas within Fukushima prefecture, where a massive 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11 heavily damaged a nuclear power
  • 31 Mar 2011- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES The 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan have opened up international dialogue on cooling water for nuclear plants and water management technology.  Latin America is no stranger to nuclear energy; there are six
  • 31 Mar 2011- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Colombia were the sites of demonstrations to mark the International Day Against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life on March 14. Radio Chile reported that ecologists
  • 17 Mar 2011- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES Argentina, at the beginning of this month, started implementation of its new Glacier Law. Under a decree that was signed by President Cristina Fernández and Chief of Staff Anibal Fernández, the Argentine Institute of Snow

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