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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
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Degremont has won the $50 million USD design, build and operate (DBO) contract for the Gabl El Asfar wastewater treatment plant east of Cairo. The contract includes construction of an extension to the 1.5 million cubic meters per day
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 5 Nov 2007- 19:36 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ReliefWeb (Switzerland) — The Muslim Aid office in Pakistan has started 10 water supply projects in the North-West Frontier Province. The projects are part of the "Water for Life" program. It aims to provide clean drinking water
  • 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
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal- Cross-border water distribution, utilization, management and irrigation and hydro-electric power projects are defining interstate relations in South Asia. A series of bilateral agreements are in pace to try to resolve any differences
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi- Storage capacity of Mangla Dam reservoir is gradually decreasing because of sedimentation, threatening land and water resources in the Indus plain- one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. Investigations carried out by
  • 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
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- The Egyptian Ministry of Investment has earmarked $35 million USD new industrial wastewater stations in four state-run plants, ministry officials said. The decision is an attempt to minimize the harmful effects of pollution caused by
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi — The Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) will provide villagers in remote desert areas of Pakistan access to safe drinking water, pumping water through electricity produced by solar energy. According to the Ministry of Water
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- A group of independent members of the Egyptian People's Assembly (the lower house of parliament) are preparing a draft law that would require water companies to pay compensation to consumers who suffer from water supply cuts. &quot
  • 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.
  • 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 CAIRO, Egypt, South Africa, GARDENVIEW — For years the city of Al-Khosous, located about 30 kilometers from Cairo, has experienced serious sewer problems because of the huge amount of sewage coming out of the capital that passes through it. A long sewage

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