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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
  • 15 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, TOKYO, China, Japan — The first Asia-Pacific Water Summit will bring together high-level political officials to discuss water supply, sanitation, water-related disaster prevention and pollution- issues that have technical solutions but lack the
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar TradeArabia News Service — Doha will host the second Annual World Islamic Infrastructure Finance Conference next month. The conference comes as project finance transactions in the Middle East are expected to reach more than $1 trillion USD in the
  • 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- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Dutch consultancy KEMA has been awarded the technical advisory contract for the Qatari Ras Laffan C independent water and power plant project (IWPP). According to officials of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa
  • 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
  • 6 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT- General Electric (GE), one of the largest contractors in the energy and water sector in the Gulf, has won new $1.8 billion USD contracts to upgrade energy and water production in Kuwait and Qatar. The deal includes supplying 32 gas
  • 6 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI- The Marubeni Corporation, Japan's fifth-largest trading house, has won a contract to build and operate the largest power and water-desalination project in the United Arab Emirates, the Tokyo-based company announced.
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Oil and gas company ConocoPhillips plans to set up a global Water Sustainability Center in Qatar to examine ways of treating and using water by-products from oil production and refining operations, as well as projects relating to
  • 9 Apr 2007- 08:14 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar The Peninsula (Qatar) — Qatar's 2007-2008 budget includes $5.75 billion USD for infrastructure projects including water and sewage projects. The Qatari government's budget puts expected revenues at some $19.9 billion USD, and
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Faced with soaring water demand, Qatar is stepping up efforts to find out what the country's water reserves actually are. The Qatari Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture asked the permanent water resources committee to
  • 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
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — The World Bank already is starting to slip behind its own deadlines in launching a $15.5 million USD feasibility study of the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project. Before the first shovel of dirt is turned, the project to build a
  • 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

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