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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
  • 15 Dec 2011- 20:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan A report published earlier this month by the Environment Ministry of Azerbaijan suggested coordinated efforts by the nations surrounding the Caspian Sea to reduce the amount of sewage released into it. The Caspian Sea is notoriously
  • 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
  • 14 Sep 2011- 09:32 by Local Press Report BAKU Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan) Azerbaijan plans to build seven or eight more water treatment facilities on the banks of the Kura and Araz Rivers, according to Minister for Ecology and Natural Resources Guseyngulu Bagirov. Bagirov said the facilities
  • 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
  • 3 Aug 2011- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan The 265-kilometer Oguz-Gabala-Baku water pipeline, which started operatons at the end of last year, is now being used at its projected maximum capacity of 5 cubic meters of water per second.   Until mid-July the pipeline was providing 4
  • 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