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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
  • 29 Oct 2007- 21:16 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan China Post (Taiwan) — Authorities assure that spilled water from the Snow Mountain Tunnel project will not contaminate the catchment area for the Feitsui reservoir The 12-kilometer long tunnel flooded recently, but the water was drained away
  • 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- 20:39 by Local Press Report Taiwan, TAOYUAN The China Post — Presidential candidate Ma Yingjeou pledged that if elected he would take steps to protect the water supply in Taoyuan in case of typhoons. Ma's comments came at the same time that Typhoon Krosa hit Taiwan. The typhoon
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei Times (Taiwan) — The Taiwan government will not raise water and electricity rates, according to local officials. Secretary-General Chen Chin-jun asked residents to conserve water. He said that despite the rise in water treatment costs.
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan China Post (Taiwan) — Taiwanese officials were concerned about the water supply in the wake of Typhoon Wipha, which ripped through Taiwan and headed out to southeastern last week. Taiwan Water Corp. officials said water supply to Hsinchu City
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KIGALI, Rwanda New Times (Rwanda) — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) is providing $1.5 million USD to improve water and sanitation to urban areas The funds fall under a three-year memorandum of understanding between Rwanda 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
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KIGALI, Rwanda The New Times (Rwanda) — The government and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) will jointly fund a $1.7 million USD water and sanitation project in Kigali. The project falls under UN-HABITAT's "Water for
  • 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