Disasters

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  • 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
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- Four major players in South Africa's water industry have realized major profits in the 2007 financial year. Africa's biggest water utility, Rand Water, recorded a 25.2 percent profit in the financial year ending in
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Creamer Media's Engineering News (South Africa)- South African utility Rand Water plans to expand its industrial water supply services, according to the company's acting CEO, Zvinaiye Manyere. Manyere said the company&
  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — In an escalation of the controversy surrounding the future of China's Three Gorges' Dam, the Chongqing local government announced this week it would move another 4 million people from the reservoir's environs over the
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- The Egyptian Ministry of Investment has earmarked $35 million USD new industrial wastewater stations in four state-run plants, ministry officials said. The decision is an attempt to minimize the harmful effects of pollution caused by
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- A group of independent members of the Egyptian People's Assembly (the lower house of parliament) are preparing a draft law that would require water companies to pay compensation to consumers who suffer from water supply cuts. &quot
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Representatives from 10 Arab countries concluded talks in Cairo on treatment of industrial wastewater. Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Qatar, Lebanon, Libya, and Morocco participated in the Arab
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, South Africa, GARDENVIEW — For years the city of Al-Khosous, located about 30 kilometers from Cairo, has experienced serious sewer problems because of the huge amount of sewage coming out of the capital that passes through it. A long sewage
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Southern Africa's otherwise adequate water supplies from aquifers and rivers are being threatened by rising pollution levels from industrial wastewater discharges. The problem is especially acute in countries such as
  • 8 Jan 2007- 06:53 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Business Day (South Africa) — South Africa's Water Affairs and Forestry Ministry is still investigating the effects of three jet fuel spillages at the OR Tambo International Airport, which caused significant pollution of