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  • 17 Dec 2008- 13:49 by Local Press Report YEREVAN, Armenia Armenia Now The water of the already contaminated Pambak River turned a reddish color earlier this month from textile dye. "A red liquid would pour into the river from the sewage pipe (belonging to the Lori-Jrmughkoyughi water and
  • 16 Dec 2008- 07:17 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela) The Chilean subsidiary of Brazil's EBX mining group is seeking permits to build a $4.4 billion USD coal-fired power plant in Castillo, in the Atacama region, 800 kilometers north of Santiago. The
  • 15 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Maynilad Water Services Inc., one of the two private water companies serving the Philippine capital and surrounding cities, plans to build a water treatment plant to draw as much as 300 million liters per day of drinking water from
  • 15 Dec 2008- 19:59 by Local Press Report MANILA, Vietnam Asian Development The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing $25 million in additional funding for an emergency assistance loan to help Vietnam rehabilitate rural infrastructure severely damaged by typhoons and storms in 2005. Some 450,000
  • 15 Dec 2008- 13:48 by Local Press Report LIBYA, NEW ORLEANS OilOnline CETCO Oilfield Services says it is in final-stage negotiations with an oil and gas services agent to offer its services, including water treatment solutions, in Libya. "There are numerous opportunities for CETCO Oilfield
  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan /\ mountain lake in the upper reaches of the Naryn River in ■*- ^- northeastern Kyrgyzstan threatens the region of Central Asia with a major catastrophe, according to human rights groups and residents of Issyk Kul province's
  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Manufacturers in Romania could dump their wastewater without any prior treatment, because regulatory authorities will no longer be required to check whether they have and use wastewater treatment equipment, according to the recent
  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia T he parliament of Altai Republic last month approved a federal bill on protecting Lake Teletskoe. The bill has been sent to the Russian government. The Altai legislators require establishment of a special protection regime in the area of
  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Lithuania, VILNIUS Kauno Dujotiekio Statyba construction company will soon start work on water supply and wastewater management systems in Josvainiai village, Central Lithuania, at a cost of approximately $1.5 million USD. This system is the part of a
  • 8 Dec 2008- 21:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY Jose Luis Luege, the Director of Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua), opened the "Second World Conference on Water and Climate Change" last month with an impassioned plea for Mexicans to take a leadership role
  • 8 Dec 2008- 21:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES A research team from an Argentinean company called Link Chemical has produced a type of molecule capable of cleaning discharged water from industries. The local manufacturing of this polymer, known as "polyacrylamide,"
  • 8 Dec 2008- 21:12 by Local Press Report QUITO, Ecuador Latin American Herald Tribune An arbitration court in The Hague has agreed to hear U.S. oil company Chevron's $1.6 billion USD breach of contract claim against the Ecuadorian national oil company. Chevron is being sued in an Ecuadorian
  • 8 Dec 2008- 19:59 by Local Press Report BANGI New Straits Times (Malaysia) Water could be to Malaysia what oil is to the Middle East, according to National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (Nahrim) directorgeneral Dr. Salmah Zakaria. "With our oil depleting, we should be developing our
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS The year 2008 will go down in the record books as the year of food, energy and economic crises. Yet there is another looming crisis that cuts across this universe of problems, and it involves water. The passing year was marked by
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIMBABWE, HARARE T he Zimbabwean government last week bowed to international pressure and declared the current cholera epidemic gripping the troubled southern African country a national disaster. The declaration came after months of denial by the

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