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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
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Bayanihan.org (Philippines) — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and citizens to protect the country’s water supply sources. She said everyone in the country must work to keep
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines The Australian — Residents in the village ofDidipio, 270 kilometers north of Manila, are taking the Philippines National Water Resources Board to court to get it to stop water permits for the OceanGold project, an Australian gold and
  • 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 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
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Inquirer (Philippines) — Owners of food establishments in Quezon City have been warned not to dump oil and lard into the city's sewerage system. The Quezon City government and the Metro Manila Development Authority Flood Control and
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by Local Press Report Philippines, CEBU CITY Cebu Daily News (Philippines)- Pilipinas Water Resources, Inc. will invest $1.7 million USD in projects to supply water to the Visayas and Mindanao. The projects include a desalination plant in Cebu City and another in Rio Tuba, Palawan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 14 Jan 2007- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — When African heads of state met in Beijing in November in a much-publicized effort by the Chinese government to strengthen ties in Africa, water was high on the agenda. It's no wonder — China has been upgrading the water systems in

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