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  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Two European water innovators ultimately shared first place in last month’s EIP Water’s Got Talent contest. Candidate organizations pitched their innovations to the 500 attendees at November’s inaugural European Innovation Partnership
  • 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
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt will allocate $3.2 billion USD for new development and infrastructure projects by the beginning of 2014, according to Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour. “This is the second incentive package that is meant
  • 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
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The common water network that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are planning to construct will cost some $10.5 billion USD, according to Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Mohsen Ben Ali Merza. “The project will be
  • 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
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian water and electricity company Marafiq on July 21 signed a $310 million USD contract with French utility giant Veolia to design, build and operate a desalination plant in Jubail. The plant will use reverse osmosis and
  • 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
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) this week signed $1.3 billion USD worth of funding agreements with the Bahraini government. The funds will be earmarked for development projects, mainly water, sanitation and energy projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Qatar is widely known as a major supplier of natural gas, but the country has had to start looking to renewable energy sources for a simple reason – it needs to be able to provide more of its water resources to the agricultural sector, Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman Qatar National Food Security Program, told a ministerial panel, "Renewable Energy Policy Evolution in Economically Challenging Times," at the International Water Summit on January 15.

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