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  • 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
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq) is contemplating a date to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for its latest project, the Yanbu independent water and power project (IWPP). Officials said there
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar TradeArabia News Service — Doha will host the second Annual World Islamic Infrastructure Finance Conference next month. The conference comes as project finance transactions in the Middle East are expected to reach more than $1 trillion USD in the
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, Swaziland, MANZINI — The Environment Council of Zambia (ECZ) has set aside $30 million USD to mitigate water pollution caused by several years of lead mining in Zambia's Kabwe town. Thousands of people in the town have tested
  • 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
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, CHENNAI, India, China — It is the longest-running river-water sharing dispute in India, and perhaps one of the oldest such disputes globally: The neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in southern India have been engaged in a prolonged
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by Local Press Report Taiwan, TAOYUAN The China Post — Presidential candidate Ma Yingjeou pledged that if elected he would take steps to protect the water supply in Taoyuan in case of typhoons. Ma's comments came at the same time that Typhoon Krosa hit Taiwan. The typhoon
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by Local Press Report SEOUL, South Korea Chosun English (South Korea) — The first brand of bottled deep sea water has entered the Korean market. Ulleung Mine-water is made from seawater pumped from 650 meters below the surface of the East Sea off Ulleung Island. Other
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has
  • 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
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen (OOSKAnews) — Yemeni President AN Abdullah Saleh has announced his country, one of the poorest in the world, plans to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Yemen is looking to harness nuclear power to generate electricity and
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — The German government has initiated a project to drill 400 boreholes in 350 communities in Zambia to help overcome the challenge of providing safe drinking water in rural areas. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation project in Kasempa,
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — The Saudi Cabinet has decided to ease visa restrictions for foreign businessmen in hopes that it will encourage investment in the kingdom, particularly in the fields of desalination, power generation
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV, Israel Jerusalem Post (Israel)/Jordan Times — Israel's Environment Ministry is denying reports from environmentalists that Israeli beaches have high levels of pollution. Rani Amir, director of the Environmental Protection Ministry's marine
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — It was not, perhaps, the news investors in the world's largest infrastructure project expected to wake up to. But with immaculate timing and without any hint of irony, days after China launched its first corporate bond issue, the

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