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  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, HARARE The Herald (Zimbabwe) — A power failure at the Darwendale raw water pump stations shut down water treatment at the Morton Jaffray Water Works, which supplies the capital city and surrounding areas. The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Faced with soaring water demand, Qatar is stepping up efforts to find out what the country's water reserves actually are. The Qatari Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture asked the permanent water resources committee to
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The newly completed Lesotho Highlands phase 1B water project is set to ease water woes and improve the economy of the South Africa's Gauteng Province. For Lesotho, the benefits include new infrastructure, including new
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KIGALI, Rwanda The New Times (Rwanda) — The government and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) will jointly fund a $1.7 million USD water and sanitation project in Kigali. The project falls under UN-HABITAT's "Water for
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — The water supply in the city of Mbale is contaminated with human waste and suspended solids, making treatment difficult and expensive. Residents in the Manafwa River area dump human waste into the river, which then
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Veolia Environment seems to have hit upon the formula for successful water projects in the Middle East and North Africa through recent structural improvements to public-private partnerships (PPP). The French water giant already is
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Botswana, FRANCISTOWN Mmegi/The Reporter (Botswana) — The water supply system in Francistown is under strain, and infrastructure will have to be upgraded if the growing demand for water is to be met. The town needs an average of 28 million liters of water
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Yemen is looking to secure $10 billion USD worth of investments from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Potential areas of investment include water desalination plants, electrical power plants
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Iraq, LIBYA, BAGHDAD — The United Nations Development Program is establishing a water management council to help Iraq manage its resources and coordinate water policies with its neighbors. Ashraf Ghadhi, the UN envoy to Iraq, said that
  • 12 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — When scientists discovered that tiny Kuwait had 10 percent of the world's oil reserves in the 1950s, they immediately thought of one problem: The country didn't have water. Lying in the heart of the Arab desert, with
  • 12 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sudan, JUBA — The government in southern Sudan has invested $30 million USD for a rural water and sanitation project. The objective of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in southern Sudan is to increase access to safe water and sanitation
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq's northern regions are bustling with commerce and looking to the future with dozens of water projects planned for this year alone. The local Kurdish governments here have announced 31 projects to build new water plants and extend
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — The World Bank already is starting to slip behind its own deadlines in launching a $15.5 million USD feasibility study of the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project. Before the first shovel of dirt is turned, the project to build a
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD —Iraq's Ministry of Works and Municipalities could not carry out all the drinking water projects it planned for 2006 because insufficient funds were dispersed, according to Director General of the ministry's Water Directorate
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's largest-ever independent water and power project (IWPP) at Ras al Zour got the green light from the Saudi Water & Electricity Company. Companies are invited to submit their expressions of interest within

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