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  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD, BEIRUT, Lebanon- Despite some success in rebuilding the water infrastructure damaged by last year's war between Israel and Hezbollah, Lebanon is still experiencing serious water shortages and water-quality problems. Experts say it is
  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, California, EXETER — Water sector contractor Waterman Industries has formed a joint venture with Toronto-based Bisan to increase sales in the Middle East. After a 2004 bankruptcy, Waterman has rebuilt itself to renew expansion in the
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM- While progress has been made in addressing water issues, major investment is still needed to meet the Global Millennium Goals dealing with the sector, especially with extra pressure caused by climate change. That was how experts at
  • 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&
  • 21 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, MANAMA, Bahrain, RAS AL ZOUR- The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has adopted procedures to stamp out corruption in its procurement department. The utility adopted the Public Procurement and Disposal Act of 2005 and
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Iraq, LIBYA, BAGHDAD — The United Nations Development Program is establishing a water management council to help Iraq manage its resources and coordinate water policies with its neighbors. Ashraf Ghadhi, the UN envoy to Iraq, said that
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq's northern regions are bustling with commerce and looking to the future with dozens of water projects planned for this year alone. The local Kurdish governments here have announced 31 projects to build new water plants and extend
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD —Iraq's Ministry of Works and Municipalities could not carry out all the drinking water projects it planned for 2006 because insufficient funds were dispersed, according to Director General of the ministry's Water Directorate
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON — Time and again when the media trumpet the arrival or development of new desalination projects the stories gloss over the actual cost of the water that is being produced. This is not necessarily bad reporting but because desalination costs are
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar, Iraq, AL DIWANIYAH — The government of Al Qadisiyah province is spending $1 million USD to build two water stations in the city of Al Diwaniyah, 260 kilometers southwest of Baghdad. Falah Mahdi, the engineer in charge of water projects in Al
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by Local Press Report MANAMA, Bahrain TradeArabia News Service — Ahmed Mansoor Al A'Ali Company is building a $1.5 million USD advanced pipe coating facility in Bahrain. The "supply and apply" facility, which should be fully operational by the end of January, will
  • 8 Jan 2007- 06:53 by Local Press Report MANAMA, Bahrain Mena Report — Bahrain-based Ithmaar Bank is co-sponsoring a new $2 billion USD Shariacompliant fund aimed at regional infrastructure investment. The main sectors targeted for the fund are water, power and utilities, health care, education,