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  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is refuting local media reports that it was poised to raise water and power tariffs. DEWA Managing Director and CEO Saeed al Tayer said reports that the state-owned utility
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — In a bid to improve water supply to households and mining companies and meet growing demand, Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company is seeking over $50 million USD for capital re-investment. The company's commercial director, Austin
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, Swaziland, MANZINI — The Environment Council of Zambia (ECZ) has set aside $30 million USD to mitigate water pollution caused by several years of lead mining in Zambia's Kabwe town. Thousands of people in the town have tested
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — The German government has initiated a project to drill 400 boreholes in 350 communities in Zambia to help overcome the challenge of providing safe drinking water in rural areas. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation project in Kasempa,
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, KAMPALA, Uganda — The Environmental Council of Zambia has penalized Lake Safari Lodge for polluting Lake Kariba with human waste Lake Kariba, located 140 kilometers south of Lusaka, is Africa's largest man-made lake and a source of
  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD, BEIRUT, Lebanon- Despite some success in rebuilding the water infrastructure damaged by last year's war between Israel and Hezbollah, Lebanon is still experiencing serious water shortages and water-quality problems. Experts say it is
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI- While stock markets around the world were hitting lows earlier this month, shares in the Arab Gulf have been on the rise. In Abu Dhabi's stock exchange, a rise of 0.2 percent has been attributed mainly to a 1.4
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The consultancy contract on the P station power and desalination plant is expected to be awarded this month, according to officials of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). The $4 billion USD project has
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Persian Gulf region — with high financial liquidity and a booming water industry driven by ever-growing demand — has become one of the main targets of international water sector investors and companies.
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The exponential growth of the real estate and industrial sectors in the Persian Gulf region, due to high oil and gas revenues, could threaten water sector development. Analysts at the Emirates Environment Group said
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — Dubai, the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates, plans to build a power and desalination plant, one of the largest in the world, at an estimated cost of $12 to $15 billion USD. The state-run Dubai Electricity &
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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