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  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Faced with unexpected cost increases, Kuwait's first seawater desalination plant project is on hold. The Ministry of Electricity & Water is discussing internally whether the project should even become a reality, according
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT Kuwait Times — Environmental group The Green Line has accused the Kuwait Petroleum Company of environmental violations that contaminate water resources. The group said it had documentation showing that the oil company was dumping large
  • 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
  • 11 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Mitsui & Company of Japan is expected to win the contract to build the Shuaiba North power and desalination plant, according to the Kuwait Central Tenders Committee. The committee already approved the Mitsui consortium offer of
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Representatives from 10 Arab countries concluded talks in Cairo on treatment of industrial wastewater. Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Qatar, Lebanon, Libya, and Morocco participated in the Arab
  • 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Planning has invited international consultants, together with their local partners, to prequalify for a contract to design the upgrade the Umm al-Hayman sewage treatment plant in the south of the country. The
  • 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
  • 12 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — When scientists discovered that tiny Kuwait had 10 percent of the world's oil reserves in the 1950s, they immediately thought of one problem: The country didn't have water. Lying in the heart of the Arab desert, with
  • 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
  • 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