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  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The Liberian government, with support from United Nations agencies dealing with water resources, has formulated the country's first postwar water resources management policy. The National Integrated Water Resources Management
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has started a week-long training course in water quality testing and monitoring of water resources for 22 Liberian laboratory technicians. According to UNEP-Liberia program officer Hassan
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, KAMPALA, Uganda — The Environmental Council of Zambia has penalized Lake Safari Lodge for polluting Lake Kariba with human waste Lake Kariba, located 140 kilometers south of Lusaka, is Africa's largest man-made lake and a source of
  • 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
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent new yorK, ny, united states, MONROVIA, Liberia — For the first time since the country's civil war ended in 1989, the Liberia Hydrological Service has received modern water quality testing equipment. The equipment from the United Nations Children&
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia, AMMAN, Jordan — Water from wells being used for commercial purposes in the capital were constructed near latrines and dump sites and could be contaminated, according to the Liberia Water and Sewage Corporation. Company chief Hun Bu
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — A joint study by the Liberian government and the United Nations has shown critical deficiencies in the country's water resource management since the 15-year civil war ended in 2003. "Prior to the civil war, the Liberian
  • 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 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
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — The water supply in the city of Mbale is contaminated with human waste and suspended solids, making treatment difficult and expensive. Residents in the Manafwa River area dump human waste into the river, which then
  • 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