Disasters

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  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines — Water scarcity isn't likely to cause supply crises, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Rather, it is poor management of water resources and failure to prevent pollution that are the main causes for
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by Local Press Report Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR ScandAsia (Malaysia) — Two sets of Danish and Malaysian companies are partnering for water projects in Malaysia. EnviDan A/S of Denmark and Darco Water Systems Sdn Bhd have formed a joint venture focused on technology transfer for
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Degremont has won the $50 million USD design, build and operate (DBO) contract for the Gabl El Asfar wastewater treatment plant east of Cairo. The contract includes construction of an extension to the 1.5 million cubic meters per day
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANGOLA, LUANDA-Angola's Cabinet Council has approved a new memorandum on participation of the private sector in manufacturing and supplying materials for the water sector. The Memorandum on Participation of the National Enterprise and its Capacity
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Zamil Industrial Investment Company has signed an $11.3 million USD, 22-year agreement with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) for the complete outsourcing of process and comfort cooling and
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India — Stress on fresh water and groundwater resources has been listed among the six key risk factors to India’s growth, according to a report presented at the 23rd Indian Economic Summit. “ India@Risk 2007,” sponsored by the Davos-based
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China – The final death toll from last month’s fatal landslide near China’s Three Gorges Dam reached 35 last week, as China continued its efforts to rehabilitate the project’s image through its state-run media. Within days, a second landslide
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China is mulling a plan to levy a new resource tax on mineral water. The move is part of a wider proposal to overhaul the country’s existing resource tax based on value, rather than on quantity, according to an official from the
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Bayanihan.org (Philippines) — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and citizens to protect the country’s water supply sources. She said everyone in the country must work to keep
  • 4 Dec 2007- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, BHUBANESHWAR — Steel company Arcelor-Mittal plans to make its own water arrangements for its proposed steel plant in eastern Indian’s Orissa state. It also will provide water to farmers during the dry season. The move by the steel company comes as
  • 4 Dec 2007- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — The Chinese government has been working to clean up the Liao River, one of the seven main river systems in China for more than a decade, but to no avail. The river remains highly polluted, mainly due to untreated sewage seeping into the
  • 3 Dec 2007- 02:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent- The VWS Envig Water and Treatment Company has designed, constructed and installed a water treatment plant at SelebiPhikwe mine in Botswana. VWS Envig is a merger between Veolia Water Systems and Weir Envig in South Africa. SelebiPhikwe is a nickel mine
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- Water conservation is turning out to be the latest trend among Indian corporates. Faced with depleting water supplies and drawing flak due to overexploitation of water resources, several Indian companies are directing their efforts to
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- In an example of tragic but immaculate timing, China tried desperately last week to backtrack on the widely publicized negative potential impact its largest civil engineering project could have on the environment. But just days after the

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