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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
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Bayanihan.org (Philippines) — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and citizens to protect the country’s water supply sources. She said everyone in the country must work to keep
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines The Australian — Residents in the village ofDidipio, 270 kilometers north of Manila, are taking the Philippines National Water Resources Board to court to get it to stop water permits for the OceanGold project, an Australian gold and
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASMARA, Eritrea — As is true in countries throughout Africa, rapid urbanization is drinking up Ethiopia's water supply and often contaminating its sources. In the last six or seven years, the government and local communities have stepped up soil
  • 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
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Inquirer (Philippines) — Owners of food establishments in Quezon City have been warned not to dump oil and lard into the city's sewerage system. The Quezon City government and the Metro Manila Development Authority Flood Control and
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by Local Press Report Philippines, CEBU CITY Cebu Daily News (Philippines)- Pilipinas Water Resources, Inc. will invest $1.7 million USD in projects to supply water to the Visayas and Mindanao. The projects include a desalination plant in Cebu City and another in Rio Tuba, Palawan
  • 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
  • 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 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