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  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — The Arab Gulf region is one of the world's driest areas in terms of water, but when it comes to money, the oil-rich region is pouring investments locally and globally into this sector. But is it enough? World Bank
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report duBai, united arab emirates Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — About one of every three dollars in project finance debt raised in the first half of 2006 went to projects in the Middle East. That's according to international banking and finance
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Arab News (Saudi Arabia) — Saudi Arabia's Alkhorayef Commercial Co. Ltd. is joining KSB International in a strategic partnership deal for projects in water desalination, sewage, agriculture and oil. Abdulrahman Alkhorayef, chairman
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report South Africa, TSHWANE BuaNews (South Africa) — The Olifants River Water Resources Development Project will improve water supply to rural residents in the region and improve economic prospects for the mining sector, according to South African Water Affairs and
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report Botswana, GABARONE Mmegi/The Reporter (Botswana) — Botswana's Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) says expansion of the mining sector and growing demand could threaten the water supply in Gabarone. In its 2006 annual report, the WUC said economic growth in
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Rand Water hopes to delay the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project by reining in demand for water. The move is calculated to save money by postponing when Rand would need to start borrowing funds to pay for
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report LAGOS, Nigeria Vanguard (Nigeria) — The Niger Delta is one of the five most polluted spots on Earth, thanks to the 1.5 million tons of crude oil that has spilled into the area over the past 50 years. The pollution poses a grave risk to people living in that
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium — Oil may drive Nigeria's economy, but insufficient investment in water resources and other infrastructure in the petroleum-rich Niger Delta threatens to destabilize Africa's most populous country and an important oil exporter
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In a nation where the tourist board advertises "13 months of sunshine," water is on everyone's mind. This year alone, flooding in the fertile Awash River valley damaged farms and forced thousands of people from
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —Africa's water crisis could be hitting new problems soon, as Egypt and Ethiopia say the Nile Treaty is defunct. Based on historical agreements, in which all riparian states have agreed to a certain split of Nile water resources, East
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report BUJUMBURA, Burundi UN Integrated Regional- Belgium has given Burundi a grant of some $12.6 million USD to support rural water supply, education and road construction projects. At least $2.5 million USD of the grant will go toward increasing water supply in
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Ethiopian Herald- Ethiopia's Water Resources Ministry has drafted a law that would establish a centralized authority to manage the country's water basins. The new council would administer Abay, Aysha, Awash, Baro Akobo
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON (OOSKAnews)- Expect the Qataris to be back. Although the Qatar Investment Authority's consortium lost in its bid to acquire Thames Water, the tiny Middle Eastern emirate still has the money and the will to buy other public water and sewer
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Canada, MONTREAL- The water treatment group of Groupe Laperriere & Verreault Inc. (GL&V) received a $16.1 million (USD) contract to provide seawater intake screening systems for a large water and power project in Ras Laffan, Qatar, the company
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent UNITED NATIONS- The UN children's organization UNICEF has published a report on West Africa, presenting a very gloomy picture for the total region. In its drinking water and sanitation report, the agency said West Africa has the lowest coverage

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