Disasters

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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
  • 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
  • 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 &
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda, ZIMBABWE, HARARE — Uganda will host the 2008 Groundwater and Climate Conference to discuss the effects of climate on development of groundwater resources in Africa. The conference is an initiative of Uganda's Directorate of Water
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Feb 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report duBai, united arab emirates Al Bawaba — The first closing of Abraaj Capital's Infrastructure and Growth Capital Fund concluded with $500 million USD in commitments. On final closing, the fund will have raised $2 billion USD. The fund targets
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by Local Press Report duBai, united arab emirates The Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Plastics manufacturer Borouge plans to increase its capacity to produce polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) by 8 percent by the end of next year. That will bring the Abu Dhabi
  • 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