Disasters

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  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has started technical studies on a common regional water network, Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Hussein Ben Ali Merza said last week. “The studies will be conducted in the eastern
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In the complaint, WWF claims the company’s oil
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) last week announced plans to start producing desalinated water using solar energy in 2014. “The company will start producing 30,000 cubic meters daily using solar power next
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia will have to invest up to $267 billion USD to expand water and power production by 2030, according to a report issued by UAE-based Crescent Petroleum Company. “Demand on water and power exceeds the percentage of growth
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the continent’s oldest national park and a UN World Heritage Site, is under threat from wide-scale oil exploration and extraction, according to a new report from
  • 12 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy has launched a new project to identify potential renewable energy sources nationwide in order to maximize future production, city officials said in a statement issued
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The decade of 2001-2010 saw “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” across the planet, with floods, droughts and hurricanes killing 370,000 people, a 20 percent increase over the previous decade, according to new report from the
  • Officials at Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water expressed concern this week that Iran’s Busheher nuclear reactor will have a negative impact on water in the Persian Gulf.
  • 16 Apr 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg Saudi Arabia approved $96 million USD of water and sanitation projects including reservoirs across the kingdom, state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussayen. The 25 projects given the
  • Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has set a target of increasing desalinated water production by 2 million cubic meter by the end of this year, according to SWCC head Abdel-Rahman al Ibrahim.
  • Asia has once again topped the United Nations’ list of the regions most a risk for natural disasters, both in terms of the number of disasters and the number of victims, according to a new report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
  • 28 Mar 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg Saudi Arabia has approved $138 million USD of water and sanitation projects across the kingdom, state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussayen. The 29 projects include the construction
  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Global Water Partnership (GWP) teamed up this week to launch an Integrated Drought Management Program that will focus on monitoring and preventing this growing global concern.
  • Saudi Arabia is facing a possible water supply shortage if it does not step up efforts to properly handle its rapidly increasing population and steady industrial growth, according to the country’s largest bank, National Commercial Bank (NCB), who released a report this week about water in the kingdom.

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