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  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan- A new law passed by the Jordanian parliament paving the way for the country to use nuclear energy for water desalination, and several Middle Eastern countries are following the same path. A Jordanian energy committee, spearheaded by
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Planning has invited international consultants, together with their local partners, to prequalify for a contract to design the upgrade the Umm al-Hayman sewage treatment plant in the south of the country. The
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates, CAIRO, Egypt — Health experts in the Egyptian Mediterranean city of Port Said warned that if the quality of drinking water in the governorate didn't improve, it would lead to a health disaster. In a seminar in Port Said
  • 23 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Dozens of Sierra Leone's largest municipalities have been hit with the worse water crisis in three decades, water experts said. The Guma Valley Water Company, the main water supplier to the capital, "used to supply 23
  • 16 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — Middle Eastern countries face constrained economic growth if water management issues are not dealt with in an appropriate way. International financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund
  • 16 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi Ras al-Zour fertilizer complex's power and desalination plants project has received bids from at least three groups. The technical bids were submitted by the April 1st deadline for the $200-$300 million USD contract
  • 16 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM- Israeli authorities are showing mounting concern about the extent of pollution of water reservoirs from filling stations, air bases and other fuel storage facilities across the country. The leading daily Ha'aretz reported that records
  • 16 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, LAGOS, Nigeria — Drinking water and sewage services are deteriorating in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Fayyoum, about 100 kilometers south of Cairo. Sewage treatment projects in the villages of Senouros, Itsa, Shakshouk, Gharq and
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEMEN, SANA'A — While Yemeni tribes battle their way to water resources, international calls encouraging the government to regulate the sector are intensifying as a preventive measure to stop a water war. In densely populated cities like Taiz,
  • 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