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 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
  • 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
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy last week announced guidelines for the Três Irmãos hydropower plant concession, which is to be tendered in September. The plant will have an installed capacity of 807.5 megawatts. It will be
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Brazil is already receiving 67 percent of its total energy production from hydropower, and this is expected to steadily increase as the country completes several more mega dams, primarily within the Amazon basin, to meet its growing energy needs.
  • Saudi Aramco Asia Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, and Indonesia’s PT Pertamina (Persero) this week reached an agreement on a joint oil refinery and petrochemical project in Tuban, East Java, according to Indonesian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Gatot Abdullah Mansyur.
  • With 67 percent of Brazil’s total energy coming from hydroelectric dams, the current drought facing the country raises concerns for severe energy shortages.