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  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Only 10 percent of rural households and just under 29 percent of total households in Sri Lanka have access to tap water, but the National Water Supply and Drainage Board aims to improve that percentage by 2015 to meet the country&
  • 10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, KUALA LUMPUR — Finland-based mining and technology company Outotec Oyj, formerly known as Outokumpu Technology OYJ, has won a $100 million contract USD for a water treatment facility in the eastern coastal district of
  • 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
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report united arab emirates, ABU DHABI Emirates News Agency (WAM) — The UAE Red Crescent Society has commissioned a $3.24 million USD housing project in Sri Lanka for tsunami victims. Internal road networks and sewerage systems have been built or renovated for the
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda, ZIMBABWE, HARARE — Uganda will host the 2008 Groundwater and Climate Conference to discuss the effects of climate on development of groundwater resources in Africa. The conference is an initiative of Uganda's Directorate of Water
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, MARONDERA The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Marondera municipality is accused of violating the country's Environmental Management Act by failing to deal with a sewage leak in the main pipeline. Sewage has been leaking into Nyameni stream, which feeds in
  • 23 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, MIDLANDS The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Chronic water problems in Gokwe are driving away potential investors, a government official said. Commissioning the Gwehava Dam could end the problems, according to Lovemore Mupukuta, the MP for Gokwe Central. &quot
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, CHINHOYI The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Makonde district has finished a $1.22 million USD project to rehabilitate the water supply in the mining town of Mhangura. The project included rehabilitating a vandalized pipeline that carries water 59 kilometers
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, HARARE The Herald (Zimbabwe) — A power failure at the Darwendale raw water pump stations shut down water treatment at the Morton Jaffray Water Works, which supplies the capital city and surrounding areas. The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA
  • 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 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
  • 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 ZIMBABWE, CHINHOYI The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Chinhoyi Municipality is unable to account for millions of liters of treated water that are lost through leakages, vandalism and illegal water connections. The large-scale water loss is occurring along the pipeline