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  • 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
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The Liberian government, with support from United Nations agencies dealing with water resources, has formulated the country's first postwar water resources management policy. The National Integrated Water Resources Management
  • 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- 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
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has started a week-long training course in water quality testing and monitoring of water resources for 22 Liberian laboratory technicians. According to UNEP-Liberia program officer Hassan
  • 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
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent new yorK, ny, united states, MONROVIA, Liberia — For the first time since the country's civil war ended in 1989, the Liberia Hydrological Service has received modern water quality testing equipment. The equipment from the United Nations Children&
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia, AMMAN, Jordan — Water from wells being used for commercial purposes in the capital were constructed near latrines and dump sites and could be contaminated, according to the Liberia Water and Sewage Corporation. Company chief Hun Bu
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — A joint study by the Liberian government and the United Nations has shown critical deficiencies in the country's water resource management since the 15-year civil war ended in 2003. "Prior to the civil war, the Liberian
  • 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
  • 14 Jan 2007- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — When African heads of state met in Beijing in November in a much-publicized effort by the Chinese government to strengthen ties in Africa, water was high on the agenda. It's no wonder — China has been upgrading the water systems in
  • 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