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  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines — Water scarcity isn't likely to cause supply crises, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Rather, it is poor management of water resources and failure to prevent pollution that are the main causes for
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Zamil Industrial Investment Company has signed an $11.3 million USD, 22-year agreement with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) for the complete outsourcing of process and comfort cooling and
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 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&
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — The Saudi Cabinet has decided to ease visa restrictions for foreign businessmen in hopes that it will encourage investment in the kingdom, particularly in the fields of desalination, power generation
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Only 10 percent of rural households and just under 29 percent of total households in Sri Lanka have access to tap water, but the National Water Supply and Drainage Board aims to improve that percentage by 2015 to meet the country&
  • 10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, KUALA LUMPUR — Finland-based mining and technology company Outotec Oyj, formerly known as Outokumpu Technology OYJ, has won a $100 million contract USD for a water treatment facility in the eastern coastal district of
  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH — The Saudi Power & Water Utility for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq) has set a deadline of September 6 for expressions of interest from local and international companies for two contracts covering an infrastructure investment
  • 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
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Yemen is looking to secure $10 billion USD worth of investments from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Potential areas of investment include water desalination plants, electrical power plants
  • 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