Disasters

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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
  • 3 Dec 2007- 02:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent- The VWS Envig Water and Treatment Company has designed, constructed and installed a water treatment plant at SelebiPhikwe mine in Botswana. VWS Envig is a merger between Veolia Water Systems and Weir Envig in South Africa. SelebiPhikwe is a nickel mine
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by Local Press Report OMAN, MUSCAT Times of Oman — Representative of five Singapore water and power solutions companies met with their Omani counterparts to discuss cooperation on water resource management. One of the main purposes of the visit was to find out how Oman manages
  • 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
  • 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
  • 27 Aug 2007- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, ABU DHABI, OMAN, MUSCAT — Arabian Power Company (APC) has begun commercial operation of a new advanced combined cycle plant and a desalination plant at Umm Al Nar power and water project in Abu Dhabi. APC
  • 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.
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report OMAN, MUSCAT Oman Daily Observer —The pollution control department at the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources is on the alert for possible environmental contamination due to leakage from a Korean ship that sank off man's
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMAN, MUSCAT — Petroleum Development Oman will build two new water treatment plants in Dahboon and Barbazoom in the Dhofar governorate. The company currently trucks drinking water to the two villages. The new plants will eliminate the need for trucked
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by Local Press Report OMAN, MUSCAT Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Petroleum Development Oman signed two engineering, procurement and construction contracts with Dodsal and Galfar Engineering and Contracting for the Qarn Alam steam-injection project. The Qarn Alam project
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Botswana, FRANCISTOWN Mmegi/The Reporter (Botswana) — The water supply system in Francistown is under strain, and infrastructure will have to be upgraded if the growing demand for water is to be met. The town needs an average of 28 million liters of water
  • 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
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent sinGapore — Singapore is looking to its recycling expertise to secure a slice of the burgeoning Gulf water market. In particular, a group of eight Singapore companies is hoping to secure $325 million USD worth of business over the next two or three