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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — Acciona Agua of Spain has signed contracts to build desalination plants in Algeria and the United Arab Emirates. The company will build a $184.9 million plant in Fouka, Algeria, with Canada's SNC Lavalin, and the
  • 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
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- Saudi Arabia is looking into a second major water and power project at Yanbu, according to officials. The Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq)said it is planning a second independent water and power
  • 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 &
  • 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