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  • 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
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- Four major players in South Africa's water industry have realized major profits in the 2007 financial year. Africa's biggest water utility, Rand Water, recorded a 25.2 percent profit in the financial year ending in
  • 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
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Creamer Media's Engineering News (South Africa)- South African utility Rand Water plans to expand its industrial water supply services, according to the company's acting CEO, Zvinaiye Manyere. Manyere said the company&
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The city of Cape Town has allocated close to $5.9 million USD this current financial year to replace damaged water and sewer pipes at Langa sewerage pump station. The replacement of the pipes was necessary because the existing
  • 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- 00:05 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN, South Africa BuaNews (South Africa) — Cape Town is upgrading the control and security systems at the Langa sewage pump station to stop contamination of the Elsieskraal River Vandalism of control equipment at the station contributed to the sewage
  • 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
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone received a $10 million USD credit from the International Development Association of the World Bank for projects to drill new boreholes, supply handpumps and train handpump technicians, according to officials of the
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN, South Africa Frost & Sullivan — Revenues from South Africa's desalination could reach $69.7 million USD by 2013, according to business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. "Water supply shortages, an increasing population and growth
  • 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
  • 23 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Dozens of Sierra Leone's largest municipalities have been hit with the worse water crisis in three decades, water experts said. The Guma Valley Water Company, the main water supplier to the capital, "used to supply 23
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The newly completed Lesotho Highlands phase 1B water project is set to ease water woes and improve the economy of the South Africa's Gauteng Province. For Lesotho, the benefits include new infrastructure, including new

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